About Alchemy

About Alchemy

Alchemy refers to the practice of turning something ordinary into something extraordinary. In the spirit of that process and with the board chair/executive director relationship at its core, Alchemy will shift the way nonprofit executives and board members serve their organizations. It will build on their commitment, aligning them in common purpose to spark an unstoppable force for change. This will ensure financial solvency, programmatic effectiveness and organizational sustainability. Through participation in Alchemy, the ability to deliver high quality services to the region's most vulnerable constituents living in under-served, under-capitalized neighborhoods will be maximized.

For 20 years, the Annenberg Foundation has invested in the visionary leadership of nonprofit executives and board members through financial grants, capacity building initiatives, and other resources. This historic commitment stems from the belief that staff and board leaders aligned in common purpose can transform nonprofit organizations to a higher level of effectiveness and enable them to help communities achieve a richer quality of life. Dedicated leaders guide our nation's nonprofits as they provide essential health care, human services, education, environmental stewardship, and broad access to the arts and humanities. By investing in both the staff and board leadership of nonprofits, we believe that we can contribute to the strength and vitality of the sector and achieve deep impact in communities.

 

Who will aspire to lead? Will you?

Alchemy leaders are change agents. They ensure a vibrant place for all of us to live and work for generations to come through their service to the nonprofit sector. Alchemy is seeking leaders who aspire to nothing less than greatness.