LeaderSpring, a Project of the Tides Center
LeaderSpring, a project of the Tides Center, fosters high-performing nonprofits, strengthens the leadership and management skills of executive directors, and promotes both cross-sector partnerships and leadership renewal.
Through the Community Leadership Project, LeaderSpring provides leaders of color with an intensive, two-year and locally based on-the-job leadership and nonprofit capacity-building program.
Region Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Alameda, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties
Total Award: $200,000
LeaderSpring is providing its core fellowship program for up to 90 leaders in the Bay Area, with the majority of fellowships awarded to leaders of color. The program features goal setting, monthly leadership circles, customized study trips, customized executive coaching, overnight retreats at the beginning and end of the program, and participation in an alumni network upon completion of the program. A hallmark of this program is the opportunity it provides for deep engagement around issues such as power, privilege and difference within a multi-cultural and inter-generational leadership cohort. LeaderSpring graduates benefit from participation in a richly diverse alumni network now comprised of over 140 members.
Participants are selected through an open and competitive process, using existing LeaderSpring selection criteria.
Project Launched: Summer 2009