From Creative Disruption to Systems Change: A 20-Year Retrospective on the Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Program

The Durfee Foundation's persistent purpose and tinkering culture—that is, its capacity for institutionalizing reflective practice and learning from doing over time—extends to its culture of sharing key lessons about its programs with peers in philanthropy. This 20-year review of the Durfee Sabbatical program explores the benefits of sabbaticals for nonprofit leaders, nonprofit stability, and nonprofit sustainability.


Deborah Linnell


Durfee Foundation