New Executive Director Institute

Support Center’s next New Executive Director Institute will be held on April 23 & 30, 2021! The application is currently open. Applications will be reviewed and admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis until April 12, 2021. Since the admission process is rolling and the cohort will approach capacity over time, we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.


DATES: Friday, April 23 & Friday, April 30, 2021
TIMES: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
TUITION: $550, with partial scholarships available on a case-by-case basis. Tuition is to be paid upon acceptance to the program and receipt of an invoice. 

We look to attract a diverse group of first-time Executive Directors looking to enhance their leadership and management acumen and join a cohort of talented individuals at a similar point in their careers.

Support Center facilitates two-day New Executive Director Institutes each year. Participants engage in an innovative, peer learning-based curriculum designed to illuminate resources and strategies in numerous key areas within an ED’s set of responsibilities. Facilitators provide guidance on specific content areas as well as navigating the wide range of technical assistance options available to nonprofits. Cohort participants stay connected after the program through an online platform and in-person meetups.

This highly interactive two-day “bootcamp” consists of content informed by research and experience and is designed to help participants advance their skills in:

    • Executive leadership and management
    • Fundraising and development
    • Strategy and partnerships
    • Risk management
    • Board governance and relations
    • Financial management
    • Organizational growth and development

To learn more, contact Xander Subashi at [email protected].

New Executive Director Institute Inquiry

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