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Leaders of Color Circle – CNE/The Cameron Foundation

The Leaders of Color (LOC) Circle is a 6-month program designed specifically for and by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) folks working in the nonprofit sector.

Centered on BIPOC peer support and shared wisdom, the Circle aims to create a space where BIPOC leaders can ask and offer support around self-care strategies, nonprofit core competencies, and leadership skills while embracing their cultural heritage as an important asset for themselves and the sector.

The Leaders of Color Circle consists of small-group sessions of 6-8 participants with a facilitator, and provides an intimate and confidential setting where BIPOC leaders meet monthly to grow together, learn from each other, and activate their collective power. 

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE), in partnership with The Cameron Foundation, will launch the Leaders of Color Circle in July 2022. The Circle will meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 3-5pm virtually, with the first meeting on Tuesday, July 26th. The Circle will be facilitated by Valaryee Mitchell, President of Thrive Leadership Solutions LLC, who has 22 years of progressive experience in nonprofit and government roles focusing on leadership, policy, and capacity building.

Interested in applying? Start the process by completing this form

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Program Goals: 

  • Build community with other BIPOC leaders in the sector. 
  • Develop tools for self-care while being affirmed and supported by peers. 
  • Gain skills for nonprofit leadership roles (future or current). 
  • Learn and share strategies for individual and organizational resilience.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • BIPOC individuals working in the nonprofit sector, with preference given to nonprofit Executive Directors.
  • Working with a nonprofit that does work in or provides services within The Cameron Foundation footprint.
  • A commitment to meet for 2-hours monthly during the 6-months of the program.
  • An openness to different perspectives, valuing a safe space for honest discussions where all opinions are honored while maintaining strict confidentiality.  

Program Costs 

The per-person fee for the program is $415 but thanks to the generous support of The Cameron Foundation, the individual program fees are subsidized and it is free to participate. 

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.