Training + Peer Support + Coaching = IMPACT!

Effective nonprofit leaders are activators who energize an organization and its stakeholders, enabling the agency to attain its full potential. Nothing is more important than effective leadership skills to maximize team performance and impact.

Our leadership development cohorts offer practical lessons on what it means to be a leader, along with “real-world” group discussions about nonprofit management, all in a safe and nurturing female-only environment. In addition, participants each receive individual coaching throughout the 9-month program.

We offer multiple groups for nonprofit CEO’s and one for other C-suite level team members.  Groups meet monthly September – June for three hours each month.  The first half of each session is a structured lesson and facilitated discussion; the second half is peer support time to get feedback from us and your peers on the unique challenges, opportunities and dilemmas you face.

Participants enjoy:

  • A unique community of female support designed to address the issues and challenges of female nonprofit leaders.
  • A safe space to explore ideas, problems or concerns.
  • Content based on best practices, but grounded in reality of running a nonprofit.
  • Individual coaching.
  • Access to the collective membership’s network of contacts, resources and expertise.
  • Access to private Facebook and e-mail groups for ongoing conversation and idea sharing.

“Strong women empower other women.” – Melinda Gates

CEO 100 and C-Suite Level Cohorts

Registration is now open for new peer cohorts that will start in September.  We will be launching one new CEO cohort and one new C-Suite Level cohort.  The curriculum for each is very similar and is described below.  However, the C-Suite content will be finalized once that group is fully enrolled.  Topics will be tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of those participants.

These first-year experiences cover the foundations of nonprofit leadership, develop a common language and understanding among executive-level peers, and prepare participants for more in-depth lessons in future years.

Key Learning Areas:

Leadership:

  • Get to know your unique leadership style and focus on your most important roles as a leader.  Master the differences between leading and managing.  Explore why your leadership style changes with different stakeholder groups.  Learn the hallmarks of great leaders and the unique challenges and opportunities you face as a female leader.

Team Performance:

  • The right people are an organization’s greatest asset.  Identify what types of people you really need on the team to create/sustain the organizational culture you desire – and how to get the wrong people off the team!  Learn how to find (and retain) the good people, acclimate them to your team, set performance goals and effectively develop them.

Board/Governance:

  • Your board can either be an asset or a liability.  Learn how to design and lead an effective and engaged board so that your agency can have more impact.

Fundraising:

  • Learn the tips of the trade and maximize your opportunities with individual, corporate and foundation donors.  Learn what works for your peers, and get all of your fundraising questions answered.

Registration is now open for a new CEO cohort and a new C-Suite Level cohort. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To express interest, please click below to submit an interest form.  We will be in touch with you with more details including a syllabus and meeting dates.  Thank you for your interest!

What They’re Saying

“Every month I leave with tools and ideas that I can put into practice in my organization.”

Amy SpawnThe Warren Center

“I love the group discussions on critical topics that we face as nonprofit leaders. I learn something new each month.”

Becca CrowellNexus Recovery Center

“They’ve made me think about some things differently, which is really helpful after spending many years in my position.”

Paige McDanielCommunity Partners of Dallas