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Foundation to fund sabbaticals

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -To help reenergize the leadership of North Carolina’s nonprofit sector, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation will fund sabbaticals for five nonprofit chief executives.

Each recipient of the annual awards program will receive $25,000 from the foundation to fund a three- to six-month leave of absence from their respective organizations.

During their sabbaticals, nonprofit leaders are expected to focus on their personal needs, with the goal of returning to work refreshed and “recommitted to the challenges and rewards of public service and thus prolong their tenure” in the nonprofit sector, program guidelines say.

While the sabbatical may be spent on personal-development activities of the recipients’ choosing, time cannot be spent on professional development or work-related activities.

Full-time nonprofit leaders who have worked in the sector for at least three years are eligible to apply.

Applications are due Dec. 1 and recipients will be named in April.

Guidelines and applications are available online.

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