NOW ACCEPTION APPLICATIONS FOR THE 4TH CLASS OF
THE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Applications are due by May 16, 2018
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation (Blue Cross NC Foundation) invites applications to the fourth class of the Nonprofit Leadership Academy, an intensive 11-month learning lab to help nonprofits develop the leadership, culture and strategy to be more adaptive organizations with stronger board and staff partnerships doing the right work that matters most for delivering impact in a changing context.
The program requires a high level of commitment. Organizations participate as a team of two board members and two staff that are ready and willing to change and create new organizational habits. In return, each team receives focused resources and support to help move forward on key challenges and opportunities.
The Academy is led by Blue Cross NC Foundation Staff, working in tandem with noted nonprofit experts who serve as coaches and work directly with the program participants throughout the experience.
Today’s nonprofits face multiple challenges – from changing demographics and new technologies, to reductions in government funding and growing donor interest in impact, innovation and accountability. These challenges – and opportunities – require that nonprofits align their staff and board into a strong leadership team that intentionally fosters the right culture, and develops the right strategies.
The Nonprofit Leadership Academy is an experiential learning lab to help leaders access new skills and tools to adapt and deliver impact. The Academy is framed around three themes:
- Adaptive and shared leadership
- Aligned and inclusive organizational culture
- Creative and resourceful strategy