When reading the Chronicle of Philanthropy‘s May 1 feature story on the Leap Ambassadors Community, we got a kick out of a quotation by our friend Brad Dudding, the brilliant COO of the Center for Employment Opportunities. Perhaps channeling Mario, Dudding pulled off a rare triple mixed metaphor when explaining one of the community’s key aims: “Right now there’s a big push … to hammer away at funders and get them on the bus.”
We’ll add yet another metaphor here: the spotlight. That’s what the Leap Ambassadors will be using next month when they release their latest in a series of profiles of positive-outlier funders doing a great job of supporting their grantees’ performance. The newest profile will highlight the engaged philanthropic work of Duncan Campbell, a 73-year-old former timber investor who has dedicated significant time, treasure, and talent to improve the life prospects of thousands of children.