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Our Work in Leadership Development

Changing conditions for kids takes the energy of people with the skills, persistence and experience to work together to untangle complex problems. Often, nonprofit, public and social leaders aren’t equipped to achieve results that can make a brighter future for large numbers of children. We work with partners around the country to develop current and emerging leaders in the social and public sectors in the following ways:

Empowering and connecting exceptional leaders through a focus on results-based leadership as a lever to drive large scale result for children and families

Collaborative leadership development, in which diverse leaders are brought together around a shared priority, can be a good investment for grant makers to generate accelerated achievement of results in communities.

Strengthening leadership in the public and social sectors and preparing the leaders of tomorrow

Partnerships can create a strong next generation of leaders of color in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Strategic investment in developing and managing human capital can significantly increase a nonprofit’s effectiveness in times of rapid growth and change.

Navigating leadership transitions and building the next generation of leaders are key elements in the success of the social sector.

Building capacity for staff and organizations and networks critical to our mission

Investments provide executive coaching, tools and supports to grantee organizations, including state-level KIDS COUNT grantees.

Casey is a learning foundation that helps its staff build knowledge important to their work.

Strengthening equitable opportunities by sharing important lessons on race equity and inclusion

The Foundation has generated tools and methods for building staff capacity to advance race equity and inclusion within their work and strengthening alliances to build collective action to promote equitable opportunities.

Current Strategies

Children and Family Fellowship

The Casey Foundation's Children and Family Fellowship is a unique leadership development opportunity.

Annie E. Casey Foundation's Children And Family Fellowship is a prestigious leadership program for outstanding executives who can steer and influence organizations serving children and families. Learn more here.

Results Count™

Results Count, a leadership development approach of the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Helping leaders, organizations and groups move from intention to action for children and families.

Related Past Initiatives

Human Services Workforce Initiative

This initiative was the first national effort to address the urgent need to recruit, train and retain human services workers qualified to make decisions that affect disadvantaged kids and families. In 2005, the Cornerstone Consulting Group assumed leadership of the initiative, developing Cornerstones for Kids.

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The Jim Casey Initiative Advances Results Count


To accelerate measurable, equitable improvements for youth in foster care as they become adults, the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is working to expand the use of the philanthropy’s Results Count leadership methodology.

Eleventh Class of Children and Family Fellows Announced

The Casey Foundation has selected 15 leaders for the eleventh class of its Children and Family Fellowship. These women and men will use the 21-month Fellowship to work within their agencies, organizations and communities toward specific, measurable improvements for large numbers of young people and families.

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