Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute

Welcome Quanisha Green, the new Associate Director for the Center for Professional Development, administrator of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI)! Read more about Quanisha here.

Since 2004, The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) has helped nonprofit leaders become more effective agents of change. 

We believe in the power of people to transform their lives and their communities. We understand that no one individual can institute transformative change alone. We know that change makers need allies and a supportive community.

Our trainers foster that community feeling and create a learning environment that invites you to stretch beyond your comfort zone. Our programs provide a balance between cultivating your growth as an individual leader and helping you strengthen your skills in organizational capacity building. 

NELI is cohort-based. We want you to learn as much from one another as you do from our faculty. You will gain a network of peers and create connections that will last beyond your graduation. 

Strengthen Your Leadership Skills


Leading with Impact: Nonprofit Executive Certificate Program

Application Deadline:
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Program Dates: All training days run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursdays and Fridays: April 11, 12; April 25, 26; May 10
Wednesday and Thursday: May 22, May 23
Thursday and Friday: June 6, 7


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Telling Tales of Impact: A Workshop for Nonprofit Leaders

Workshop Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

This workshop is Full.

Pegs for Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership for Social Sector Professionals

Workshop Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET


Wisdom of the Well: Empowering HEALTHY Leaders and Teams in the Social Sector

Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Workshop Dates: Friday, May 3; May 17; May 31

CEUs: 10.5 Hours

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Organizational Dehumanization: A Call for Culturally Responsive Healing Practices

Worshop Date: Friday, May 10, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30pm ET

CEUs: 3 Hours

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Tech for Good: Revolutionize Your Approach to Work Leveraging AI

Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EST