BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs

August 3–5, 2016 at North Park University

Leading an organization, engaging stakeholders, raising funds and managing staff can be a challenge. Attending BootCamp allows you to invest in yourself as a leader for three eye-opening days of professional growth. Hear from expert speakers on topics ranging from fundraising, board management and strategic planning to human resources and project management. Connect with other nonprofit executive directors from across a variety of subsectors for support and collaborative solutions to the challenges you wrestle with in your leadership role.

BootCamp 2014

What Past Participants Tell Us About BootCamp

"Because of BootCamp, I feel empowered and focused in my executive director role."

"I learned how to effectively wield the influence of my leadership for the benefit of the organization."

"Great, easy to implement suggestions for leading and thinking strategically. Very engaging."

"Excellent practical information, knowledgeable speakers."

"Outstanding resource for future use--essential content."

"What sets BootCamp apart is the time and opportunity to process and reflect, and walk away with a plan. Invaluable and amazing!"

Application Process

If you are new to your executive director role and have served in your position for three years or less, we invite you to participate in this valuable professional development experience. The total 2016 program cost is $795; a $200 scholarship is available for organizations with an annual budget less than $1 million. A $50 deposit must be submitted with your application.

The application period for this year's program is now closed. We will open the application period for the 2017 BootCamp program this fall.

Learn More

Get to know the BootCamp program by reviewing the 2016 program schedule and taking a look at the 2016 speakers and panelists.

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