Leadership Circles

Are you an executive director, philanthropy professional or emerging leader looking to invest in your own personal and professional development? Consider CNE’s Leadership Circles program.

Leadership Circles are facilitated small groups made up of nonprofit professionals that meet on a monthly basis. These circles provide a confidential setting in which peers can discuss and solve real-time problems with real-world experience. Whether you’re looking to build your current leadership or preparing to grow into a leadership role, CNE has a facilitated circle that is right for you.

The Executive Circle provides a safe, confidential environment in which to explore ideas and approaches to complicated issues. It makes the tough job of nonprofit management feel less lonely, and I look forward to every meeting of the group.

Kristen Suokko, Executive Director, Local Food Hub

CNE Leadership Circles Include:

Executive and Philanthropy Circles. Senior leadership roles within an organization can leave us feeling isolated and alone. Get the support you need through this confidential peer group.

Emerging Leaders Circle. If you are looking to grow a deeper career in nonprofit service, get the leadership coaching and a rich curriculum to make that happen.

Questions? Contact Senior Membership Manager, Raquel Suarez.

The circle is the best professional development dollar I spend, hands down. It’s like having a private circle of mentors. I feel like I’m getting real-world, nuts and bolts help—things like templates, samples of what others are doing, etc. The group has helped me to also step back and look at the big picture through discussion of articles and best practices

Philanthropy Circle Participant

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

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

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.