As I reflect on my first month in this position, I’ve come to realize something. No matter what I thought I knew about the vibrant nonprofit sector in Greater Cincinnati and the generosity of spirit here, I didn’t know the half of it!
Despite several decades working in this sector, I have still encountered dozens of organizations new to me in my first weeks here. In particular, the vibrancy of grassroots and BIPOC-led groups feels stronger than ever. Leadership Council is committed to help that continue.
As part of my onboarding, I joined Jenny in meeting with almost all of our Leaders Circles as they wrapped up their program year. I had no idea how popular and valued this program is by our members. The opportunity for a safe space for peers to process the challenges of nonprofit leadership is unique in our community. Registration is open (see below) for next year, and I can’t wait to bring these amazing facilitators and groups together again.
Our BOLD program, led by Jay Shatz, is doing a superb job preparing folks from across our community to be skilled and motivated board members. Our generous sponsors, facilitators, and speakers make this program what it is. Find out for yourself - see below for registration for our next cohort!
We have an incredible board
with seven dynamic new board members in the mix. I am grateful to the search committee and board for a supportive and quick process as we explored my candidacy for this role together. I am beyond honored that they chose me to serve our members and the larger community.
Finally, my time working alongside Jenny Berg was a gift. You all know how gracious, connected, and energetic Jenny is, and she approached my onboarding with all those qualities – plus patience and humor! My goal is to steward the advances that she led for the Leadership Council and work alongside our board and our partners to continue to evolve with the needs of our sector.
I hope you’ll reach out to me – my virtual door is always open! I’d love to meet you, learn about and visit your organizations, and find new ways to collaborate.