Articles and Reports on Transformational Leadership

“Why Don’t Foundations Invest More in Social Sector Leadership?”

“Investing in leadership doesn’t just deliver high performance; it can also deliver a better, more equitable world,” writes Ira Hirschfield, President of the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr., Fund in this op-ed piece published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 14, 2014.

Funding Spirituality” – an evaluation of the Angell Foundation’s Spirituality Initiative

Out of the Spiritual Closet by the Movement Strategy Center

What is Transformation? by Robert Gass

Local Groups

Zenyu – cultivates inspired healing and holistic well-being of the LGBTQ community.
Center for Courage and Renewal – works with leaders on merging “soul and role”
Center for Ethical Leadership – the home of Peacemaking and Racial Healing Circles and collective leadership efforts.

National and Canadian organizations working on transformative leadership


Hidden Leaf Foundation – A national funder and thought leaders on transformative social change leadership.
Transformation – A web-based platform that tells the stories of people who are combining personal and social change in order to re-imagine their societies.
Western States Center – Our fiscal sponsor, which connects and builds the power of community organizations to challenge and transform individuals, organizations and systems to achieve racial, gender and economic justice.