Organizational Effectiveness


Effective and sustainable partners are key to solving complex social, economic, and environmental challenges, yet the nonprofit and public sector has chronically underfunded investments in organizational capacity.


Our partners will have the organizational strength and agility to pursue big ideas and take risks in service of accelerating achievement of their strategic priorities.


Leadership and Governance

  • Diverse, high-performing leaders
  • Collaboration and access to networks
  • Board development and engagement

Human Capital Management

  • Talent acquisition and retention
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Competitive nonprofit career paths

Strategy and Learning

  • Culture of learning
  • Impact measurement
  • Adaptive strategy
  • Resilient, balanced financial structure


  • Brand strategy ​
  • Contemporary storytelling

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Since 1947, the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the future of southwestern Pennsylvania.

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