The appointment of a new director of a funders' collaborative that's focused on nuclear security is not exactly big news. But I was intrigued to dig into this story because the collaborative in question found somebody from totally out in right field to take the job.
It seems like we're seeing more of that these days: The hiring of grantmakers who don't have expertise in the area in which they'll be funding, but who are experts in methodology and strategy.
Of course, the private sector has long been doing this, and as as more thinking from that sector penetrates philanthropy, it's no surprise that we're seeing more of that.
Here's my story: