CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change


Learning Opportunities

Executive Leadership Institute

Apply now to be part of our next class of CEOs!

for ELI for CEOs

ELI for CEOs Application
Due May 15, 2018
Download: CFLeads Executive Leadership Institute for Community Foundation CEOs Application

ELI for VPs Application

2018 Application
for reference only

Download: CFLeads Executive Leadership Institute for Community Foundation Vice Presidents (VPs Application

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).

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. ELI reflects a growing recognition in the field that the practice of community leadership requires specific skills and strategies.

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

This year-long program includes three, two-day small group, face-to-face meetings and structured peer advising.

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

"This has been the most on-target, impactful professional development experience of my career. CFLeads continues to challenge me and my foundation to step up our game for bigger community impact."

Chris Barge, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives,
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County

"Fabulous and unique opportunity to learn from community foundations of all sizes. Thank you!"

Fred Blackwell, CEO
The San Francisco Foundation

"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."

Clotilde Dedecker, President/CEO
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

"I came to every meeting eager to hear about the progress of my peers and grateful to share the steps in my journey."

Isaiah M. Oliver, President and CEO
(participant in role as Vice President of Community Impact)
Community Foundation of Greater Flint

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