The Secret to Recapturing Foundation Time and Capacity

Session materials from PEAK2019.

Does your foundation staff face overwhelming workloads? Are employees constantly working late? Are you experiencing growing responsibilities but no funding to add staff? Are you taking heat for errors? Learn how some foundation managers have cured such pain and become heroes to their staff, audit committees, and boards. One community foundation recaptured more than 60 percent of its working time and now delivers to grantees faster and more effectively. First, hear the concepts that are getting results. Then, see those skills at work in a game that demonstrates the rapid improvement possible.

Participants will learn about:

Continuous process improvement and how it is transforming foundations

Ideas to improve their foundations

Lee Kuntz

Process Improvement Trainer

Innovation Process Design, LLC

Lee leads foundations to measurably improved results by showing teams how to improve work processes, cure pain points, and drive transformative change.

For over a decade, Lee Kuntz has used process improvement to solve the unique challenges facing foundation leaders. Through her expert training and coaching, teams look at their work with new eyes, transform how work gets done, and create real results.

Lee is passionate about demonstrating how process improvement cures pain points, gets employees home at the end of the workday, and creates engines of success. This passion inspired her to found Innovation Process Design and continues to drive her today.

Grants Management Professional Competency Model

Cross-Cutting Competencies

  • Knowledge Management: Capture and apply knowledge to promote learning and improvement.
  • Process and Change Management: Plan and monitor processes efficiently and effectively and manage change as needed to contribute to grantmaker's strategic goals and grantee's success.