We believe that Nonprofit organizations are the lifeblood of our community. They serve as the front lines in meeting the diverse needs within any community, providing resources, services and/or tools in specific areas of need. They're driven by passion and a desire to tackle social issues and bring positive changes to people and communities. The growing number of nonprofits multiplies these issues, and brings unique challenges for brand new organizations. For all these reasons, systematic, comprehensive, affordable training and leadership capacity-building opportunities are critically important for both staff and board members – equipping this next generation to lead and govern. Armed with effective leadership, nonprofits will be more likely to sustainably thrive.
After financial needs, nonprofits identify leadership & staff professional development as the highest need of their organization.
Success in enhancing the profile of nonprofit leadership (board and staff) will be reflected in this community change:
More effective leaders creating lasting impact in organizations, within their service sector, the larger nonprofit sector, and the community.
The Foundation has identified 3 specific priorities:
- LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS Equipping nonprofits with knowledge of key principles and competencies for nonprofit effectiveness.
- LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE Equipping nonprofit leaders with advanced, skills and abilities for vision alignment, shared cultural focus on mission and an effective organization,
- COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP Equipping nonprofit leaders to become advocates for sector change and catalyst for community impact.