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Nonprofit Learning Institute Overview

(NPLI session in the time of COVID)

The Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NPLI) is a cohort-based learning opportunity for nonprofit leaders that takes a broad look at organizational capacity. Thanks to the generous partnership of Bank of America, NPLI is now in its tenth year of helping nonprofit professionals increase their understanding of sector trends, best practices, and operational needs in order to advance the mission of their organizations.

 

 

2021 Press Release: The Nonprofit Learning Institute Announces its 2021 Cohort

 

The following nonprofit leaders are participating in the 2021 Nonprofit Learning Institute (NPLI) program: 

 

JULIET  NAJJUMBA 
African Cultural Services Inc.

 
MICHAEL CANCILLIERE 
Meeting Street
 
 

PAULA SAKEY
Boston Public Library Fund

 
GINA DESSOURCES
Mount Olives Community Center  
 
 

MONICA LOMBARDO 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South

RITA SHAH 
Saheli, Inc. 

 
MONTEZ HAYWOOD 
Esplanade Association
 
 

TANIA BUCK 
Somerville YMCA 

 
FRANCE A. NEFF 
Family Independence, Inc.
 
 
 
JONATHAN GOLDMAN
Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice, Inc.
 
  
 
 
ROBERT HENDRICKS 
He is Me Institute
 
 
 
ISAIAH DAVIS
Team New England  
 
 

RUTH ZAKARIN
MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence 

 

 
ERIC ESTEVES
The Lenny Zakim Fund
 
 
 

JOY  MURRIETA
Main IDEA 
 

ROBYN BURNS
The Salem Pantry 
 

REBECCA REYNOLDS

Manship Artist Residence + Studios, Inc. 

 
KELLY SHEA KNOWLES 
Theater in the Open
 
 
 
JEREMY SURLA VARGAS 
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
 
 
NIKKI GLASS
VISIONS, Inc. 
 

Testimonials

“It is definitely worth the time and effort. A large key to taking what is learned and implementing it is to have both board & staff representation at the sessions. It provides a great opportunity to hear the same story, share takeaways and to learn that your organization is not alone in its struggles and challenges. You build a sense of community and a stronger knowledge base of how you can meet some of the challenges.”

"Having one consistent board member attend with me was really key in helping us implement some of the ideas from NPLI. This way, suggestions for change were coming from both a board member and the executive director, giving it more credibility and strength.”

"As a new (and young) executive director, this series was incredibly helpful. I've used a lot of the information and tools in everyday worklife."

"Our board recruitment and vetting has become much more organized, as well as a formalized rotation plan so that the board continuously brings on new members and doesn't get stale.”

“Very helpful for both board development and prospective donor ‘pitches.’ Was especially helpful to be able to bring key board members with me on specific subjects. They got a lot of out of it.”

 

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