Nonprofit Institute

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Hosted by North Valley Community Foundation through Lead, where we build community with those who want to explore what is possible, what neighbors can achieve together. Lead programs provide space to tap into strengths, engage with others, share knowledge and embrace diverse perspectives so that our region benefits from empowered leadership.

About the program

In January 2023, the Nonprofit Institute team will host a weeklong intensive collaborative leadership training for rising and existing leaders in the nonprofit sector. The training will help leaders be effective in their roles by sharing practical models and tools for leadership. Recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities for regional health, growth and resilience, this program is designed to offer intensive training, interactive assimilation of ideas and methods, new connections and collaborations, and a trajectory of camaraderie through access to skills, resources and learning.

Applications open

Aug. 1, 2022

Applications due

Sept. 16, 2022

Program design

Acceptances released

Oct. 1, 2022

Starting Jan. 9 in the afternoon and concluding Jan. 13 in the afternoon, the week will be filled with seasoned coaches and facilitators focused on topics of unique significance to the broad range of nonprofits in our region whether new or decades old, whether run by professionals or leaders emerging with the organization, whether small or large. Sessions will be content rich and interactive, promising state-of-the-art best practices and hands-on integration into your unique challenges and opportunities. Topics will include leadership, personal strengths, team building, collaboration, board and staff relations, governance, management and revenue generation. This program is designed for top leadership staff and volunteers, rising leaders who are active in their community and board members. We imagine a group of approximately 25 participants: young and old, seasoned and early career, from towns throughout Butte County, representing organizations invested in improving our communities. The location for the weeklong event will be within driving distance of Butte County.

$500 deposits due to hold place

Oct. 15, 2022

Program outcomes

This intensive residential program will feature:

  • A comprehensive approach to nonprofit leadership

  • Hands-on experiences to apply what you learn

  • Opportunities to create collaborative relationships

  • Shared insights and experiences with regional colleagues

  • Access to continuing learning with a powerful network of program alumni

Tuition and sponsorships

NVCF is dedicated to building a thriving community. Tuition for the Nonprofit Institute’s weeklong intensive training covers the cost of food, double occupancy lodging and program leadership. We ask that participants of this program invest in themselves through the commitment this type of program requires. The total tuition fee is $2,000. Partial scholarships are available based on stated need.

Please do not let the cost deter you from applying. We will have tuition assistance available. Selection will not be affected by the need for assistance.

Please do not let the cost deter you from applying. We will have many sponsorships and tuition assistance available. Selection will not be affected by the need for sponsorship.


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