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April 2022
Executive Director's Message - Jenny Berg
At our Securing the Future Conference on April 20, I opened with a “Thank-you” to our 330 guests for reinforcing the belief that has guided me over the past decade in my role as Leadership Council Executive Director: When we are a vibrant, healthy nonprofit family, we secure the future of every individual and community we serve.

I truly believe that Leadership Council plays an important role in building this healthy nonprofit family through our programming, connections, support, and resources provided. I’ve been blessed to have a front-row seat to watch you as you have:
  • Built your support systems through your leaders circle colleagues and other connections you have made from our network
  • Put your egos aside and built organizational collaborations and mergers - for the good of those you serve
  • Shared resources with each other
  • Lifted up our sector
  • Become friends
  • Grown this nonprofit family to be welcoming, inclusive, and expansive!

I’ve been changed by this nonprofit sector because of you - and because of that, I’m not leaving it… I’ll just be operating in a different capacity as a volunteer. I hope to volunteer as a Leader Circle facilitator, an ED mentor and a BOLD mentor as well. And I’m looking forward to joining so many other nonprofit colleagues who are right in step with me in their “re-wirement”!

Thank you for allowing me to walk alongside you these past 10 years, while WE built a strong, sustainable, nonprofit family. I have no doubt that Beth Benson, the new Executive Director of Leadership Council, will continue to build and strengthen our nonprofit family. Please join me in welcoming Beth in her new role.

Securing the Future Conference 2022 - Success!
Thank you to the 330+ people who attended our 2022 Securing the Future Conference - Courageously Shaping the Future: Daring & Doing! It was so great to see you all in person! Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Special thank you to our speakers and to our Leadership Legacy Award winners: Maureen Maxfield, Kim Webb, and the YWCA.

Here are a few comments about what our attendees enjoyed:

  • "Seeing people and feeling inspired by the nonprofit sector. I loved being in rooms with other non-profit leaders." 
  • "I appreciated that so many people around me knew each other and had clearly created professional relationships through the council."
  • "I enjoy connecting with like-minded people and the information shared. Its a wonderful celebration of the strong non-profits in our community.”
For more photos of the event Click Here
BOLD - Step Up to be a Better Board Member in 2022
There’s never been a better time for you, or your board members, to become better board leaders. Listen to BOLD 8 graduates Kim Anthony who thinks BOLD should be “required for all nonprofit boards" and Sanserrae Frazier who believes “the BOLD program is essential for being involved in your community". Click Here to find out more and apply. Application deadline is August 5, 2022. Apply TODAY
Kim Anthony
Sanserrae Frazier
Events Calendar
May 11
Medicare Basics and the RetireMEDiQ Program Webinar
How confident are you with the Medicare basics? Would you benefit from a no-cost resource for Medicare? Is it possible to optimize your organization's health care costs with Medicare? Join this webinar to learn about RetireMEDiQ, a company that has partnered with more than 1,200 local organizations to provide Medicare guidance to more than 50,000 individuals. Click Here for More Information & to Register
May 18
2022 Comp & Benefits Survey Results Rollout
Join us for the Leadership Council for Nonprofits Compensation and Benefits event, sponsored by VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm. Local area nonprofit leaders to share their experiences and thoughts and Jeff Lucas with Employers Resource Association (ERA), will review the 2022 results and provide key takeaways and themes from the survey.
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June 22
Impact Data Nonprofit Quarterly Circles
If you are responsible for demonstrating impact within your organization – we know your job isn’t easy. Join us for a virtual coffee to tackle strategies that bring clarity and simplicity to your world, help you feel inspired and uplifted by data – versus encumbered by it.
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Oct 3-5
The Leadership Challenge®3-day Workshop Experience
The past two years have been extraordinarily challenging for everyone and especially nonprofits. You had to figure out dramatic new ways to serve people, obtain necessary funding and resources, and keep employees. Burnout and fatigue took their toll. Hopefully, the road ahead will be less COVID-impacted, but the number of and intensity of challenges will only continue to grow. This is why The Leadership Challenge® is so important for you as a nonprofit leader right now.
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Oct 11-13
"Search Inside Yourself" An Emotional Intelligence Based Workshop
Originally developed at Google, the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself program teaches practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and leadership tools to unlock your full potential at work and in life. The Search Inside Yourself program will help you develop critical skills to face today's complex environment and be ready for the new normal.
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Welcome to New Members
Ioanna Paraskevopoulos, Executive Director/Co-Founder

Dynette Clark, Executive Director

Stephen Smith, CEO

Melissa English, Executive Director
Job Opportunities
Having trouble recruiting for your nonprofit? Did you know that our Leadership Council members can post their job(s) on our FREE JOB BOARD for 30 days? Are you looking for a change in 2022? Check out all of the various job opportunities on our JOB BOARD.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
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