New Executive Director Institute

 

Have you recently become a first-time executive director at a nonprofit organization? Would you like to connect with a community of similar leaders and get guidance around prioritizing your work and navigating the range of available resources and technical assistance? The Ahead of the Curve New Executive Director Institute can help.

The New Executive Director Institute is led by faculty from a number of nonprofit capacity building organizations including Foundation Center, Human Services Council, Lawyers Alliance, and Support Center. The two-day program is designed to illuminate resources and strategies in key areas such as legal, risk, fundraising, governance, management and advocacy. You’ll also have an opportunity to network with seasoned executive directors, consultants and advisory organizations focused on supporting new leaders and the social sector.

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DATES: Monday, October 22— Tuesday, October 23rd (attendance is required for both full days)

TIMES: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

LOCATION: Support Center, 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005

TUITION:    $300 (scholarships available)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, October 5, 2018.

 

AGENDA:

Day 1 – Monday, October 22nd

9AM: Participant introductions

10AM: Support Center: Understanding How to Develop Your Organization

  • Assessing your management and governance capacity
  • Review of available resources
  • Common pitfalls and strategies

11:45: Break

12:00: Working Lunch and Panel: What I Wish I Had Known as an Executive Director

  • Panelists TBD

1:15: Break

1:30: Foundation Center Tools and Resources

  • Assessing your fundraising capacity
  • Review of available resources
  • Common pitfalls and strategies for fundraising

3:00PM: Support Center: Working with Your Board

  • Understanding the board/staff partnership
  • Review of available resources
  • Common pitfalls and strategies

5:00PM: Adjourn for Networking Happy Hour

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 23rd

9AM: Review of prior day’s agenda and outstanding questions

10AM: Lawyers Alliance: Understanding Key Issues and Risks with your Nonprofit

  • Assessing your legal risks and compliance challenges
  • Review of available resources
  • Common pitfalls and strategies

11:45: Break

12:00: Working Lunch and Panel: Guidance on Successful Partnerships

  • Panelists TBD and will include several funders

1:15:     Break

1:30: Human Services Council and You as an Advocate

  • Assessing your advocacy capacity
  • Review of available resources
  • Common pitfalls and strategies for advocacy

3:00PM: Putting it All Together

  • Understanding the Ahead of the Curve consortium and TA providers
  • Review of available resources
  • Next steps planning such as ongoing office hours, Zoom meetings, etc.

5:00PM: Adjourn and evaluation