Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Accelerator
The mission of the Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Accelerator (ENLA) is to cultivate a robust talent and leadership pipeline for the nonprofit sector in the greater Capital Region. Participants engage in team-building, professional soft skills workshops, and technical trainings facilitated by subject-matter experts, and receive one-on-one mentorship and career advisement to prepare for future leadership roles. ENLA is a selective and rigorous leadership development program.
What WILL YOU GET OUT OF ENLA?
- Professional soft skills and technical training led by experienced nonprofit sector leaders, consultants, and scholars
- A supportive network of mutually benefitting connections with mentors, trainers, and a cohort of peers
- Sector guidance and advice through one-on-one mentorship and career coaching sessions
- Significant personal and professional growth
What IS YOUR COmmitment?
- Engagement with more than 75 hours of programming over the course of seven months
- Active participation all trainings (topics include: human resources, finance, development and fundraising, marketing and communications, team-building and supervision, project management, leadership and culture, diversity/equity/inclusion, board roles and board management, and more)
- Active engagement with a small Peer Learning Group (PLG)
- Preparation of a PLG project
- Mentor meetings
- Personal and professional goal-setting and career coaching
- Outside reading and assessments
- Currently working as a mid-level manager, program coordinator, or associate director at a nonprofit organization in the greater Capital Region
- Have at least 5 years of professional experience - 2 minimally in the nonprofit sector
- Have completed an undergraduate degree or possess a mix of equivalent experience and/or education
- Have not completed nor are currently working towards a graduate-level degree in nonprofit management
- The application process begins in late October to early November. (Sign up below to receive our newsletter with application dates and information!)
- Interested candidates are invited to complete an online application and submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview
- Final selections are made by mid-December
- Accepted applicants will be charged a registration fee. ENLA registration is offered on a sliding fee scale based on the size of your nonprofit's annual budget. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Our commitment to diversity:
- Emphasis will be placed on recruiting a diverse cohort including attracting program recipients identifying as black, indigenous or people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, religious minorities, and/or other under-represented identities.
Thank You to Our Program Underwriters
ENLA is a partnership between the University at Albany's Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The program is supported by MVP Health Care.