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BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs

July 9-11, 2014

Three days — thirty-five new nonprofit leaders — one unparalleled journey.

Whether it's been a long climb to the top, an unexpected career change, or you were forced into leadership — the fact of the matter is you are a new executive director. Your strategy and leadership will catapult your organization to the top in its field. The question is not do you have what it takes? We believe you do. The question is do you know what it takes? If you don't, or if you have questions, then the BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs is for you.

Learn more about the BootCamp program content by downloading the 2014 program mailer, and viewing the 2014 speakers.


BootCamp is designed to assist new nonprofit leaders determine what should be on their radar screens as they assume a new leadership role. Targeted to nonprofit leaders (at the CEO or executive-director level only) who have been in their role for three years or less, this experience will help accelerate learning. Sessions are led by highly experienced professionals with expertise across the nonprofit sector.


BootCamp will be held July 9-11, 2014. 

The application period for this year's BootCamp event has closed. Thank you for your interest. Complete applications are being reviewed, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance via e-mail.

Tuition, including all meals and course materials, is $695. A $200 scholarship is available for organizations with an operating budget under $1 million.

Each session combines theory with best practices in the field to give you what you need to know to get up to speed fast. Through case studies, lectures, and small group discussions, you will explore issues which are critical to leadership in the nonprofit context. You will identify the most essential principles and questions that you need to consider for your specific organizational context. A team of highly experienced leaders will lead sessions in the focus areas of mission, board governance, leadership style and capabilities, strategic management, financial management and planning, resource development, and legal and ethical issues.

What's more, you'll have access to experienced faculty leaders and peers with whom you will interact and from who you will learn. You will make important life-long contacts who will provide the encouragement and empathy you need to succeed. Our seasoned professionals know how hard it is retain information from a three-day seminar. To ensure what you learn doesn't stop when class ends, we've created a 90-day action plan aimed at focusing your energies to get results.

BootCamp is a valuable experience with an impact that lasts well beyond the three-day class.

Questions?  Please contact us.