LEAD: CNS’s Leadership, Education, and Development
program for future and current nonprofit leaders
Are you currently a nonprofit board or staff member?
Are you interested in serving on a nonprofit board but uncertain where to start?

LEAD’s aim is to bring people of all skill levels and experience together for a collaborative program of nonprofit best practices training, and professional development.

Current board and staff will learn practical skills and gain access to tools that will enhance the work of their organization.
Prospective nonprofit leaders will learn the principles of nonprofit service and be connected to opportunities for board membership in their community.
Both groups will benefit from a reciprocal environment of peer support and shared experiences.
We hope you’ll take this opportunity to strengthen personal and professional skills and empower the work of local nonprofit organizations!

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!

LEAD: Umatilla County starts September 15th. Register today!
Download the flyer for full information

Participation is free!
Please see our program requirements below.

LEAD: Umatilla County Calendar
All sessions are from 2:00pm – 3:30pm and will be held online via Zoom
Kick-Off Meeting Tuesday, September 15th
Board Management
Tuesday, September 29th
Recruitment & Retention Tuesday, October 13th
Fundraising & Finances Tuesday, October 27th
Social Media & Web Presence Tuesday, November 10th
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 four out of the five events.