Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Managment
 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, Michigan 49202

Now enrolling for the new 2022 Executive Director Academy!

History of the ED Academy... It was in 2017 when a foundation we regularly provide our services to realized they had a minimum of four new ED's in their community who needed customized training for the specific needs and many hats of an Executive Director. Those first 7 sessions we paved the way to our tailored and annually occurring academies.

Today, over the course of 9 sessionsparticipants will deliberately focus on implementing skills and practices learned at monthly sessions. They will share their barriers and breakthroughs with their fellow participants and session facilitators. To maximize the value of this cohort model, the sessions will be highly interactive and reflective. 

So what Is C-Suite?

C-suite or C-level, This widely-used vernacular, whether we like it or not, describes a cluster of a business's most important executives, it gets its name from the titles of top senior staffers, which tend to start with the letter C, for "chief", as in chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), and chief information officer (CIO). And for nonprofits it's also the ED, the Executive Director.

This C-suite is deemed the most important and influential group of individuals within a company. Reaching this high position typically requires an abundance of experience and finely-honed leadership skills. 

So, if you are currently an Executive Director, CEO, Managing Director or Direct Report and are seeking that deep, meaningful professional development that will impact your ability to lead your organization, Nonprofit Network ED Academy is for you!

Our nine sessions will include;    





Here's what you need to know:

The rules:

Explained here are the Academy Expectations, consistent attendance and active engagement will be necessary to appropriately support your colleagues and to gain proficiency. 

When we meet

The Nonprofit Network Executive Director Academy meets once every month over the course of 9 sessions.

Who is eligible: 

Each cohort comprises 15 or fewer executive or managing directors who have been in their role for a similar amount of time in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years. Also recommended for those who are ED's in training.


Members of NN $675, non-members of NN - $825 (*ask your local foundations about sponsorship)

Bonus content: 

Every participant in the Academy will be provided with their own copy of Nonprofit Management 101. This manual will support some portions of the the sessions and serves as a valuable ongoing reference tool for the Executive Director and organization.

Want More Now: 

Visit our webpage;  I Want To... Be The Best Executive Director

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