Nonprofit Leadership Programs

Effective leadership is critical in the social sector. Whether you are just beginning your nonprofit career, are a seasoned veteran, or are entering the field from another sector, we design our leadership programs to support you, and your organization's, ongoing evolution. 

Board Orientation Pilot Program
Emerging Social Sector Leaders

Executive Director Learning Circles


"The SFCF's Executive Director Learning Circle is an unprecedented and invaluable asset
for New Mexico's nonprofit executive directors...I am very grateful to have had this life changing opportunity."
-Maria Jose Rodriguez Cadiz - Executive Director,
Solace Crisis Treatment Center


 

Board Orientation Pilot Program
The Santa Fe Community Foundation, in partnership with SCORE Santa Fe, has designed this multi-session, cohort-based program for new board members, those wishing to hone their skills and those with organizations in growth or transition. Participation is by application and 2018 details and dates will be announced in January 2018. Session topics have included:

  • Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
  • Legal Responsibilities of Board Members
  • Governance, Recruitment and Self Assessment
  • Fundraising for Boards
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Working with Your Staff

Interested in this program for yourself or a colleague? Contact Annmarie McLaughlin with any questions and be sure you are on the Foundation's mailing list for ongoing updates. We look forward to working with you!


Emerging Social Sector Leaders Program

This immersion program for developing leaders is facilitated by Vicki Pozzebon and weaves together the learning circle model with elements of professional development and community leadership. Participants will:

  •    Advance understanding and practice of leading in the nonprofit sector;
  •    Strengthen network of nonprofit colleagues through peer-to-peer learning and support;
  •    Deepen understanding of leadership capacity through gained leadership skills.

Program participation is by application and dates and details for 2018 will be announced in January 2018. The full program description is available here.

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Cohort
Rebecca Baran-Rees, MoGro (Mobile Grocery)
Madeleine Carey, WildEarth Guardians
Linda Cassel, Santa Fe Community College Foundation
Yolanda Cruz, San Miguel County DWI Program
Alicia Da Silva, Water is Life Community & Festival
Colleen Fox, Santa Fe Mountain Center
David Gaussoin, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership
Nancy Guthrie, Many Mothers
Audrey Kruse, Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program
Joseph Kunkel, Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative
Dolores Lewis, Community Against Violence
Korina Lopez, Youth Shelters and Family Services
Syri Mongiello, Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute
Robert Morlino, Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society
Liz Napieralski, Assistance Dogs of the West
Joannie Suina Romero, Institute of American Indian Arts
Program dates for 2018 will be announced in January 2018.

Interested in this program for yourself or a colleague? Contact Annmarie McLaughlin with any questions and be sure you are on the Foundation's mailing list for ongoing updates. We look forward to working with you!


Executive Director Learning Circles
This peer network is co-facilitated by Roy Bowen and Marsie Silvestro. Serving as the Executive Director at a nonprofit organization is an incredible opportunity and a particular challenge. If you are a current Executive Director at an area nonprofit, please consider joining us for these sessions. The peer-focused discussion groups are organized around a specific topic with enough flexibility to allow for diverse conversation.

2018 sessions: 

  • January 18, 2018 - Writing and Reflecting on the Work
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 15, 2018
  • April 19, 2018 - Working with Funders
  • May 17, 2018
  • August 16, 2018 - Working with Consultants
  • September 20, 2018
  • October 18, 2018
  • November 15, 2018

Interested in this program for yourself or a colleague? Contact Annmarie McLaughlin with any questions and be sure you are on the Foundation's mailing list for ongoing updates. We look forward to working with you!

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