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A message from our Executive Director

Friends, Ambiguity is the new normal – and this past year served as a reminder to live and lead adaptively. As the adage goes, change is the only constant; the pandemic necessitated leaders with flexibility, creativity, resilience, empathy, grace and lots of humor. As we close the year and transition to a new one, I […]

Operations Associate Profile

BACKGROUND Five Frogs (FF) is an antiracist social impact organization driven by its mission to “build a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders with the competencies, mindset, drive and relationships necessary to create lasting, positive change for an equitable Connecticut.” Its signature program, Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR) was launched in 2008 as a cohort experience […]

SSIR article: The Office Door

From the Stanford Social Innovation Review: “When one door closes, another door opens.” So goes the popular adage. But if the door is a metaphor for access and opportunity, then an implicit truth of this adage is that a new door does not open for everyone.’” Read the article in SSIR

NPQ article: Avoiding Burnout and Preserving Movement Leadership

From the Nonprofit Quarterly: “Preventing burnout, just like promoting social justice goals, requires a dramatic shift of power and resources toward the hands of the people doing the work. Coping with burnout requires care, support, and investment, which are not adequately funded either inside or outside the nonprofit sector. We can do better.” Read the […]