Nonprofit Leadership Summit 

– Summary
– Skills You Will Gain
– Session Topics
– Eligibility Requirements
– Documents Needed

– Tuition and Scholarships
– Schedule
– Application - Due April 30


The Idaho Nonprofit Center and the Idaho Community Foundation are pleased to continue the Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Generously supported by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, Kissler Family Foundation, and the Heart of Gold Fund, the program is designed to strengthen and support Idaho nonprofit organizations to deliver more effective programs and sustain their operations through training in leadership development, board development, strategic planning, fundraising and more.

Unique in its scope, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit brings together a select core of nonprofit leaders and board members for five dynamic sessions over a five-month period. Participants will learn from locally and nationally known experts, share ideas with their colleagues and peers and graduate from the program with knowledge to guide their organizations to new levels of growth and sustainability.

Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible for grant funds to use in furthering their organization's sustainability efforts through board or staff development, strategic planning, and more. Click here to see what organizations have participated in the past and what they had to say about the program.

Applications are now closed

Skills You Will Gain

By participating you will have the opportunity to:
  • Gain a greater understanding of your leadership strengths and areas for development
  • Examine the mission impact of your organization
  • Build a diverse fund and resource development plan
  • Determine next steps to grow and sustain your leadership
  • Create a collective of peers for ongoing support of your progress 

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Session Topics

Five interactive trainings will connect the following topics:

  • Building Leadership From Within
  • Communication and Fund Development Strategies
  • Leading the Way Through Collaboration
  • Evaluating and Creating Board Leadership
  • Bringing it all Together - Creating the Strategic Plan and Inspiring your Board for the Future

Learn more about the topics and presenters here

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Eligibility Requirements

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit is designed to accommodate thirteen organizations, which must each commit to sending two individuals - an Executive Director/CEO and a board member - to each of the five sessions.
Organizations must:
  • be a medium sized nonprofit 
    • with an annual operating budget smaller than $2.5 million
    • with a full time paid Executive Director/President/CEO
  • offer multiple programs and be in a growth phase
  • be available for the session dates
Preference will be given to organizations that are members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center and/or grantee of the Idaho Community Foundation.

Documents Needed

  • Current year budget
  • Year-to-Date Financial Statement.
  • Letter of intent to participate from the Board Chair/President 

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Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition for the 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Summit is $1,000 for members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center or grantees of the Idaho Community Foundation and $1,500 for others.

Generous scholarships are available. Scholarships of up to $500 are available. If you wish to request a scholarship for your organization, please submit an additional one-page letter that includes the amount of your request and describes why receiving a scholarship may be determining factor for your organization to be able to participate in NLS.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 30. You will be notified no later than May 16.

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April 30 – Application Process Closes 

May 16 – Attendees Announced

June: Building Leadership from Within

  • Wood River Valley: June 19 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

July: Communication and Fundraising Development

  • Wood River Valley: July 24 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

August Leading the way through Collaboration

  • Wood River Valley: August 21 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

September: Evaluating and Creating Board Leadership

  • Wood River Valley: September 11 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

October: Bringing it all Together - Creating your Strategic Plan and inspiring your Board for the Future

  • Wood River Valley: October 23 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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