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Over the past five years, LeaderBridge has engaged over 150 nonprofit leaders in the Greater Washington region. In response to feedback from LeaderBridge alumni asking for more opportunities to connect and continue their professional development, LeaderBridge has partnered with expert program providers to offer the following programs for LeaderBridge alumni.





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Emerging Leaders Program


Program Dates: September 14, 2023 – May 16, 2024

Application Opens: January 17, 2023

Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders is a dynamic program designed for professionals looking to develop and grow their leadership capabilities, enhance their knowledge of Montgomery County, and build their network. This program includes seven monthly interactive sessions, a leadership skills curriculum developed and facilitated by certified leadership and development professionals, team projects, interactive tours, and engagement with established multi-sector leaders.



(App Due)


LGW Rising Leaders Program

In person

Program Dates: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, and July 13, 2023

Application due: January 27, 2023

Leadership Greater Washington is hosting the 2023 Rising Leaders Program, a five-month program for emerging nonprofit leaders that runs from March to July 2023. This program is led by expert facilitators from the Careerstone Group, LLC, and will provide early-career or management professionals the tools they need to succeed as leaders. Participants gain insight and experience they can apply in any professional environment, and focus on: leadership and self-awareness, networking and relationship building, providing feedback, presentation skills, and managing up. For more information and the application, visit

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BIPOC Executive Director Cohort


Program Dates: February 22, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, and May 3

The Catalogue for Philanthropy is hosting an upcoming BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Executive Director cohort for nonprofit leaders to have peer-to-peer conversations on a variety of topics. The first meeting topics are pre-selected by the Catalogue team and from there, cohort members' interests will determine agenda and the time will be used to network, connect on topics, and to share resources. This cohort is designed for current BIPOC Executive Directors of locally-serving nonprofits, and a priority will be given to organizations with less than a $1.5M budget, although all are welcome to apply. Organizations must be headquartered in the DMV and do the majority of their work locally. This cohort will meet six times this spring, and will meet virtually via Zoom. The dates for the cohort can be found here. To sign up, visit LeaderBridge is partnering with the Catalogue for Philanthropy to support the BIPOC Executive Director Cohort. Update: All spaces in this cohort are currently filled.




(App Due)

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Executive Preparation Institute


Program Dates: February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, and July 21

Application Due: January 13, 2023

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Executive Preparation Institute (EPI) is for nonprofit leaders exploring an executive director or board role in the next five years. Participants have a chance to listen to industry experts about all facets of nonprofit leadership including finances, budgeting, fundraising, board governance, evaluation, and more. The program is comprised of six seminars, guest speakers, panel discussions, and group interaction, and meets virtually once a month. LeaderBridge scholarship applications are due to EPI by close of business on January 27, 2023.







Program Dates: September 2022 – January 2023

Application Due: August 1, 2022

LeaderBridge is partnering with Equity Through Action to offer a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI*) Leadership Series! Facilitated by race equity consultant and nonprofit leader C. Marie Taylor, this virtual cohort will guide nonprofit leaders through practical skill-building techniques to create a space for support and cultural shifts within their organizations. The program will bring together leaders and board members from 10 local organizations for two-hour sessions over 5 months. This program is designed to meet organizations where they are on their racial equity journey, and individuals can participate in the series regardless of their level of understanding of JEDI* work. Watch this 1-minute video from Equity Through Action to learn more.

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  • Mar 28, 1:00 PM – Mar 29, 2:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Learn more about the Certificate Program and application, the LeaderBridge scholarship and leader network, and ask questions. This info session is co-hosted by the Georgetown CPNL Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program and LeaderBridge. 
  • Jan 24, 1:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    As a leader, especially of a small nonprofit, it is vital to not just invest in your community and organization, but also in yourself. Is an executive coach the right tool for your professional development?
  • Jan 19, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
  • Nov 09, 2022, 1:30 PM
    Join Senior Program Officer Caitlin Mayo for a webinar with insight on the proposal process, building meaningful relationships, social media, and more.
  • Nov 09, 2022, 12:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Join Senior Program Officer Caitlin Mayo for a webinar with insight on the proposal process, building meaningful relationships, social media, and more. This webinar is facilitated by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and is open to all nonprofit leaders.
  • Oct 27, 2022, 1:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    As a leader, especially of a small nonprofit, it is vital to not just invest in your community and organization, but also in yourself. Is an executive coach the right tool for your professional development? If so, how do you decide on a coach and what can you expect? If you make this investment, how
  • Sep 07, 2022, 7:00 PM
    This series was created for women in the LeaderBridge Network who are curious about running for public office, who are super involved in community but would never run for office, or whose friends have told her she should run for office but isn’t sure how to connect that to her own community.
  • Apr 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    This #AskHer webinar explored the intersection of wellness and nonprofit leadership. Special guests included LeaderBridge alumna Diana Ortiz! This webinar was recorded on April 20, 2022, and you can watch the recording here.
  • Mar 24, 2022, 1:00 PM
    Rockville, 6010 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Leadership Montgomery is hosting an in-person Open House on March 24, 2022 from 1:00-6:00pm EST, to assist leaders interested in participating in their Emerging Leaders 2022-2023 and other Leadership Montgomery programs.
  • Mar 23, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    Online Open House
    Georgetown’s Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership is hosting a virtual Open House on March 23, 2022 from 5:30-6:30pm EST, to share more about the summer 2022 Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program, a 1-week program in June 2022.
  • Jan 18, 2022, 9:00 AM
    Leadership Greater Washington is hosting an Information Session on January 18, 2022, to share more about the 2022 Rising Leaders Program, a five-month program that runs from March to July 2022.
  • Jan 11, 2022, 12:00 PM EST
    The Crimsonbridge Foundation's LeaderBridge Team and the Washington Area Women's Foundation are co-hosting a listening session for LeaderBridge alumna to identify the topics that are most relevant and meaningful to you – women leaders who are working to improve lives and have a positive impact in th
  • Nov 19, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
    CPNL Alumni are invited to engage with ProInspire's Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact, which supports individuals and organizations in identifying how their leadership practices can create and sustain race equity experiences and outcomes within the social sector.
  • Oct 28, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    Interested in the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program? Join CPNL for a virtual open house to learn more about the program! Applications for the Spring and Summer 2022 programs are open and scholarships are available.
  • Jun 24, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    LeaderBridge alumni are invited to join Catalogue for Philanthropy to learn about what executive coaching is and isn't, how to choose a coach, and how to ensure it is a meaningful partnership.
  • May 19, 2021, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Learn about Change Elemental's 5-year journey towards shared leadership from an initial CoDirectorship model, to a "chrysalis" leadership team, to their current leadership body "the Hub."
  • May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Join She Should Run for a discussion around embracing your leadership potential while shutting down racist stereotypes and microaggressions, and demanding your seat at the table.
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