Reports and Articles on the Power of Sabbaticals
From The New York Times, highlighting the pioneering work of the Durfee Foundation and featuring O2 Initiatives.
A 20-year retrospective study of the Durfee Foundation’s Sabbatical Program showing the short and long-term benefits of a well-planned sabbatical for individuals, organizations, and the nonprofit sector.
A five-year retrospective study of five sabbatical programs.
O2 Sabbatical Award Alumni Blog Posts
Reflections from our alumni on the meaning of their sabbatical experiences. Read their stories:
- Stuart Cohen, Executive Director of TransForm
- Regina Jackson, President and CEO of East Oakland Youth Development Center
- Julia Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of OneJustice
Sabbatical Guides from the Durfee Foundation
DIY Sabbatical Guide
Advice to individual leaders who are planning their own sabbaticals.
How-To Guide for Organizations
Advice about how to implement a sabbatical policy for the entire organization.
How-To Guide for Funders
Guide for funders on how to develop sabbatical programs for nonprofits.
Other Sabbatical Programs for Nonprofit Leaders
At O2 Initiatives, we’re often asked who else is funding sabbaticals. Here are the programs we’re aware of around the U.S.:
- Barr Foundation – for Boston, MA nonprofit and public sector leaders
- The California Wellness Foundation – for healthcare leaders across California
- Clare Rose Foundation – for Orange County and San Diego, CA nonprofit leaders
- Durfee Foundation – for Los Angeles, CA nonprofit leaders
- The Healing Trust – for healthcare leaders in middle Tennessee
- Rasmuson Foundation – for Alaska nonprofit leaders and tribal executives
- Meyer Foundation – for Washington, DC nonprofit leaders
- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust – for Phoenix, AZ nonprofit leaders
- Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – for North Carolina nonprofit leaders