Are you a visionary, dynamic and strategic leader with a passion for helping communities become more sustainable, prosperous, healthy and just?

We’re excited to share that applications are open for the position of TFN’s president and CEO. This is an extraordinary opportunity for candidates who believe in leveraging philanthropy’s unique potential to advance racial, economic and environmental justice.

Details about this fully remote position, including compensation, are available here.

The search is being led by McCormack + Kristel, a national provider of executive search consulting services for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

If you’re interested in joining TFN’s amazing team, please submit a résumé and cover letter that describes your qualifications and interest in TFN’s mission through McCormack + Kristel’s application portal.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. (Please note that applications may only be submitted through the application portal.)

If you have any questions about the candidate profile or recruitment process, kindly reach out to Michelle Kristel, managing partner, and Dr. Zaria Davis, search consultant, at


Leadership Transition & Annual Conference

As part of our goal to foster a smooth and productive transition for TFN’s new president and CEO, we will be taking a break from hosting our Annual Conference in 2024.

We truly value and enjoy the opportunity to gather at our Annual Conference every March. But given that TFN President and CEO Pat Smith will retire at the end of this calendar year, we recognized the need to afford the network’s new leader the grace and space to settle into their new role.

We nonetheless look forward to several opportunities to gather in person during 2024, including: 

  • PLACES: In addition to in-person events for the PLACES 2024 Fellowship Cohort, PLACES will hold a PLACES Alumni Gathering and is hoping to schedule alumni-led regional gatherings in 2024.
Stay tuned for more details about TFN events and learning opportunities!