CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change


Learning Opportunities

Executive Leadership Institute

In January 2016, CFLeads launched two Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) cohorts: ELI for CEOs Class of 2016 and ELI For VPs Class of 2016.

The Executive Leadership Institute is a year-long learning opportunity focusing exclusively on community leadership for community foundation CEOs and community foundation Vice Presidents (VPs).

Learn more about applying to be
part of our next cohort.

Caroline Merenda, Director of Operations and Program Services, at

As local needs grow, community foundations are stepping up and using their many assets to work with residents and partners across sectors to tackle tough issues. They are taking on a community leadership role. ELI reflects a growing recognition in the field that the practice of community leadership requires specific skills and strategies.

Want to deepen your foundation’s impact?

Who should participate in ELI? Community foundation CEOs and VPs:

This year-long program includes:

Here's what your colleagues are saying about participating in the Executive Leadership Institute:

ELI has pushed my thinking, and my practice, in ways I could never have done alone. Learning directly from peers in the field has been invaluable.

Unlike anything you can get anywhere else.

ELI was a game changer for me.

The most valuable professional development training I've ever seen – privileged to participate.

For more information contact
Caroline Merenda, Director of Operations and Program Services,