Training details


The Executive Directors' Leadership Circle in New York City is a monthly peer learning group of executive directors of small nonprofit organizations, to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, roundtable format, cohort members will have an opportunity to share their insights, gain practical solutions, and alleviate on-the-job isolation or stress.

Each session will be facilitated by Candid and include time for guest speakers to share their expertise, as well as cohort members to share their own experiences and questions. Topics from past sessions include:

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Building Better Board Relations
  • Making Time for Fundraising
  • Clarifying Your Theory of Change
  • Collaborating with Others for Greater Impact
  • Succession Planning

Eligibility requirements:

To become a member you need to be a full-time, paid executive director of a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of at least $150,000. In addition, you should have at least six months of experience as an executive director and a minimum of two full-time staff members (including yourself).

Applications for the upcoming year are made available at the end of January every year, so please check back then for details if you are interested in applying. For more information please email [email protected]

The cost to participate in the program (if accepted) is $99.



Intended audience

CEOs, executive directors, upper management