LEAD 2019-2020

CNS’s Leadership, Education, and Development program
for future and current nonprofit leaders

CNS’s Newest Program LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development)

LEAD engages two groups in each community—one made up of future nonprofit leaders and one made up of current leaders—for an intensive program of training, peer support, and professional development.

The combined trainings will equip current nonprofit leaders to recruit and retain younger members and increase their board management skills. These trainings will also develop emerging talent within the nonprofit sector by offering skill-building, resources, and mentorship to community members 18 to 40 years old.

At the end of the five-month training series, LEAD participants will plan and host a nonprofit fair in their community. After the fair, future leaders will participate in three months of peer learning facilitated by CNS. Participation in the program is free.

The goals of this program include:

  • Creating a network of skilled, resourceful nonprofits leaders and improving organizational effectiveness
  • Activating a network of thoughtful and effective changemakers who bring creativity and fresh perspectives to solving our communities’ most pressing issues
  • Developing young people’s sustained commitment to their communities

Currently, CNS is offering LEAD 2019-2020 in three locations: Astoria, Klamath Falls, and Pendleton. LEAD is generously sponsored by funders such as The Ford Family Foundation and The Wildhorse Foundation.

We plan to offer LEAD in more locations as additional funding is secured. If you’re a business or foundation interested in sponsoring a LEAD program in your community, please get in touch today!


Apply for the 2019-2020 Program

Participation is free!
Please see our program requirements below.


Flyers

Flyers

Spread the word about LEAD with one of our flyers!

Astoria 2019-2020
Klamath Falls 2019-2020
Pendleton 2020

Requirements
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and participate. (Our age range for emerging leaders is 18 to 40, but if you’re slightly older than 40 and still want to participate, please don’t hesitate.)
  • We ask all applicants to commit to attend at least five out of the six events.
  • Nonprofit organizations may have two representatives in the program. More staff and board members are encouraged to attend the nonprofit fairs in May and September.
Astoria Calendar

Astoria

 

Topic Date
Kick-off Event
Wed, October 23rd
Board Management Wed, November 13th
Fundraising & Financial Stewardship
Wed, January 22nd
Board Recruitment & Retention Wed, February 19th
Celebration & Planning Session for Fair Wed, March 18th
Community Nonprofit and Public Service Fair May: Exact date TBD by cohorts

Note: Training events, with the exception of the fair in May, are 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Food will be provided. Topics will remain the same, but their corresponding dates are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Community Nonprofit and Public Service Fair
At this fair, local nonprofits will be invited to host a table and showcase their services. The public will be invited to meet nonprofit representatives from their community, learn about their services, and take part in family-friendly activities.

Klamath Falls Calendar

Klamath Falls

Topic Date
Kick-off Event
Tue, October 29th
Board Management Wed, November 20th
Fundraising & Financial Stewardship
Wed, January 29th
Board Recruitment & Retention Wed, February 26th
Celebration & Planning Session for Fair Wed, April 1st
Community Nonprofit and Public Service Fair May: Exact date TBD by cohorts

Note: Training events, with the exception of the fair in May, are 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Food will be provided. Topics will remain the same, but their corresponding dates are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Community Nonprofit and Public Service Fair
At this fair, local nonprofits will be invited to host a table and showcase their services. The public will be invited to meet nonprofit representatives from their community, learn about their services, and take part in family-friendly activities.

Pendleton Calendar

Pendleton

Topic Date
Kick-off Event
Thu, March 19th
Board Management
Thu, April 23rd
Board Recruitment & Retention Thu, May 28th
Fundraising & Financial Stewardship Thu, June 25th
Celebration & Planning Session for Fair Thu, July 16th
Community Nonprofit and Public Service Fair September: Exact date TBD by cohorts

Note: Training events, with the exception of the fair in September, will take place from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Food will be provided. Topics will remain the same, but their corresponding dates are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Community Nonprofit and Public Service Fair
At this fair, local nonprofits will be invited to host a table and showcase their services. The public will be invited to meet nonprofit representatives from their community, learn about their services, and take part in family-friendly activities.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!