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 your ongoing professional development.  

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

“Thank you again for taking the time to create such an amazing program for board members. It was incredibly insightful and fun. What a memorable experience.” – Dottie Graviet, Santa Fe Mountain Center Board, Participant, Board Orientation Fall 2017

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. 

Please see the full program description and application here.

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

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 co-facilitated by Vicki Pozzebon and Everette Hill. The format 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.

Please see the full program description and application here

2018 Session Dates:
Sessions take place at the Santa Fe Community Foundation from 1-5pm.

Friday, March 30, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018

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.

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: 

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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