(E)ssential (I)mpact Leads


EI Leads is a 6-week training & collaboration program designed to provide emerging nonprofit professionals, with the fundamental skills necessary to be successful in the nonprofit sector. 

2021 Cohort

Registration is now open for the 2021 EI Leads cohort!

Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 5, 2021

After participating in the EI Leads 2021, participants will:

  • Understand the core fundamentals of the nonprofit sector and leading an impactful nonprofit organization.

  • Gain a network of like-minded emerging nonprofit leaders.

  • Gather helpful resources and tools to aid in nonprofit leadership success.

Time Commitment:

Weekly sessions are two hours. Participants should also allot 1-2 additional hours per week to complete assignments and pre-reading. 

Session Information: 

  • 9/11| Nonprofit Sector Overview

  • 9/18 | Leading a Nonprofit

  • 9/25 | Strategic Planning 

  • 10/2 | Financial Management & Fund Development Strategies

  • 10/9 | Marketing & Branding 

  • 10/16 | Partnerships & Collaborations 

Time: Sessions will be from 10AM to 12PM CST 

Location: This year's cohort is 100% virtual. Sessions will take place on Zoom.

Cost: The cost to participate is $125.00 per person.

How to Register: Click the register button below.

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