Lead for Good is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping individuals become great leaders so they may better serve the missions of their nonprofit organizations. We do this by providing learning opportunities, mentoring and coaching. Lead for Good has launched a virtual Executive Director Institute modeled after a successful Fortune 500 approach focused on the specific developmental needs of nonprofit leaders. Those who participate in the nine month program partner with a seasoned Executive Director as well as a coach to receive individualized feedback, a personalized development plan, and regular one-on-one coaching. A work-related project and skill-building sessions are also completed during the program.
Based on focus groups conducted by Lead for Good, Executive Directors consistently indicate their desire to have the opportunity to participate in a coaching/mentoring program. According to one executive director, “EDs need to invest time with others whose skills and connections enhance their own; these opportunities are difficult to cultivate on one’s own.” In addition, according to Rick Moyers, who is program officer for the Meyer Foundation, “We’ve learned that often what a nonprofit executive needs most can best be addressed by a coach.”
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