M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Nurturing Talents

Mako Fujimura of Fuller Theological Seminary discusses the need to steward young leaders’ talents. This involves nurture and providing opportunities for growth, even when such growth leads in unexpected ways.


Mako Fujimura discusses the critical need for learning empathy. Using metaphors of sports and performing arts, Fujimura points out that empathy is one of the most critical characteristics of a leader.

Creating a Movement

Mako Fujimura talks about creating movements versus creating institutions. Movements require people to develop as leaders and encourage people to take on new responsibilities, all of which helps people grow.

Driving Mission

Mako Fujimura describes an organization’s mission as “a window into creativity and growth.” Great mission statements help define the heart of the movement an organization is building.

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The Trust guides nonprofit organizations through every level of their development through grants and other resources.

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