Supporting and developing nonprofit leaders
Designed for Executive Directors and CEO’s of nonprofits in their first few years of leadership, Leaders’ Circle is an advisory group that provides a confidential forum to support and develop nonprofit leaders. In monthly sessions, you will be immersed in a supportive community with other non-profit executives for a time of learning, connecting, and discovering. Each session is specifically designed to address multiple facets of being a non-profit leader. You will not only learn principles of leadership but discuss, in a confidential setting, the hard things executive directors face on a day-to-day basis.
This program addresses the biggest challenges faced by nonprofit executive directors: fundraising in challenging times, leadership capacity and support, mission focus and board governance, and talent management.
"[OKCNP's Shared Financial Services] has been a tremendous service that I honestly don’t know how we could have afforded it if it wasn’t for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits."
"I had never been to a Center training before. So when I registered for the Public Speaking training, my colleagues said, 'You already do so much public speaking. What are you going to get out of it?" I was really impressed because we went through really thinking about building your presentation, and the packet sent home with us was really helpful. The workshop itself was just so full of information!"
“Through the Shared Financial Services we are able to have services of a CPA to help us manage our federal grants because we do not have enough money in our budget for a full time accountant, so partnering with OKCNP allows us to have the best of both worlds -- to have an accountant to meet our needs, and also to free my time up to do more things."
"One of the best things about the training is it breaks everything down into fundamentals. So, if you are a brand new person, just now starting, it gives you the basics for that. If you are experienced and have been working in the area before, you are growing your skills."
"I've taken several trainings at OKCNP since becoming a member -- Annual Fund Campaign, Funders Forum, Standards for Excellence, and The Partnership -- we've really taken advantage of our membership, because we want to professionalize our foundation so it has a forward-facing transparency for our donors."
"The training was very informative, very well-rounded. I liked that they added in workshops. So, not only were they telling you what could be the best for you to do, but they helped you to figure out how to tailor it for your organization."
I liked the networking in the Tulsa class for Nonprofit Management Certification Program with people I would not normally have the opportunity to mingle. So, the flexibility to float between the 2 cohorts in OKC and Tulsa is great!
You don’t know what you don’t know, and I wanted to learn in the right environment with the Nonprofit Management Certification Program. I didn't want to have that oh gosh we've got a problem environment.
Membership in the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits has been an incredible investment into our own organization. Having an advocate in our corner who knows the nonprofit sector allows us to know that we can move forward with confidence.
We’re a brand new foundation starting from scratch. We’re learning a lot of things. I’m sitting in here with a class of people who’ve been doing this for a long time. So, we’re drinking from a fire hose and having a good time.
Leaders’ Circle has programming designed around the collective needs of the group. Leaders’ Circle provides opportunities to:
Dates for OKC:
Session I: Sep 18, 8:00 – 4:00
Session II: Sep 19, 12:00 – 4:00
Session III: Oct 10, 12:00 – 4:00
Session IV: Oct 30, 12:00 – 4:00
Session V: Nov 28, 12:00 – 4:00
Session VI: Dec 18, 12:00 – 4:00
Dates for Tulsa:
Session I – Sept 26, 10:00 – 4:00
Session II – Sept 27, 12:00 – 4:00
Session III – Oct 25, 12:00 – 4:00
Session IV – Nov 7, 12:00 – 4:00
Session V – Dec 13, 12:00 – 4:00
Session VI- Jan 16, 12:00 – 4:00
Enrollment is limited to 15. So, don’t delay!