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Leadership & Excellence

It used to be that the head of an organization had to run day-to-day operations effectively. Bringing in the funds for programming and keeping folks happy were enough. Times have changed.

Today’s executive director must manage, of course; but that’s only a small part of the job. The tough part is evolving from manager to leader. It’s not about hierarchy. It’s about injecting your vision to advance mission throughout your organization.

What will you find in the Leadership section?

Here, we look at some of the trends and best practices in leadership. We know it’s not easy, so we offer up guidance and some of the best resources we know of to help make the transition. In fact, this entire website helps to support you in this effort. Whether it’s communications, fundraising or governance, we want everyone who cares about your mission to be guided by a bigger picture vision.

The seminars below cover a few of our most popular topics. Click here to visit our training calendar for upcoming opportunities.


Professional Coaching Certification

Interested in increasing the impact of your consulting services? Integrate specific coaching methods for improved results! Completion of this 6-month program fulfills the education requirement for the International Coach Federation certification.

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Nonprofit Leadership Development Program

NLDP provides promising senior leaders and executives a forum to grow the skills necessary for advancement in their professional career, enhance the work of their organization and strengthen their community. This intensive program combines leadership and skills development, executive coaching, and peer learning and networking with hands-on strategic problem solving.

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Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit

Learn the legal and management fundamentals for starting a nonprofit, including: nonprofit incorporation, tax exemption, selecting your board, program development, fundraising, and complying with ongoing tax and legal requirements.

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