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During your ELI experience, you will strengthen your board relationship, explore management and planning strategies with an experienced mentor, and learn from a network of peers.
Community: You will meet fellow executive directors who are committed to creating a supportive environment as you all focus on organizational culture, your board relationship, and the day-to-day operations of running a successful nonprofit.
Board Support: Your relationship with the board is critical to a successful mission and your own success as an executive director. This program is designed to engage your board through your board chair.
One-on-One Mentor: You will receive personalized mentoring from a seasoned nonprofit leader.
Foundational Learning: We'll give you tips on key nonprofit management practices in the areas of board development, finance, fund development, human resources and more.
ELI is designed for executive directors who have been in their current position for up to three years and want to take the next step in leading their organizations and increasing job performance. Strong applicants will have a wide array of experiences in and out of the nonprofit sector, in addition to:
The program will start in February with a kick-off and end in May with commencement. You will meet several times per month (once with your small group, once with your mentor, and once for a webinar) throughout the four-month program. This program is virtual. See the schedule below.
The fee is $2,750, or $2,200 for Foraker Partners.
Full tuition must be paid by the first day of the program. Payment plans are available as needed.
We have a limited number of tuition discounts. Please indicate your interest on your application.
The next cohort will begin in February 2024 and is all virtual. See the 2023 schedule below for an general idea of the program timeline.
Applications are now closed.
Space is limited. Our goal is to select a cohort of leaders that represent the diversity of missions and geography in our state’s nonprofit sector.
|Session||Frequency & Date|
February 13 & 14 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm*
|Small group check-ins||Monthly; dates TBD by small group|
|Mentor meetings||Monthly; dates TBD with mentor|
|Webinars||Held from 10:00am - 12:00 pm: March 30 (Finance), April 19 (Human Resources), May 1 (Fundraising)|
|May 22: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm|