Developing Leaders

Developing Leaders

Our Approach

We design and deliver intensive cohort leadership development programs and bring leaders together in learning communities. These programs range in length from three months to multi-year, depending on the project. To work at depth, we often partner with foundations who share our commitment to social change and to leadership development.

These programs combine a set of core methodologies, including teaching, peer learning, coaching, and physical practice. While shelter-in-place orders are in effect, we are delivering all current programs online.

Explore Cohort
Leadership Programs

Current Programs:

Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership Train the Trainers
This year, our Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership Program is expanding through a Train the Trainers retreat. We are stepping back from our regular programming to invite a group of 11 participants to learn to facilitiate our Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership content.

Next Generation Black Leaders
A space for Black leaders to focus on cultivating their own Black leadership, to connect with other Black leaders in order to build a strong Movement, to learn and teach in order to navigate current organizational and societal conditions, and to practice praxis—which is critical ideation, action, and reflection.

B.L.A.C.K. Equity Intensive >
Building Love, Agency, Community, and Knowledge for Equity
A team intensive for Black Leaders and Organizations


HIVE Leadership Development Program >
Healing, inspiration, voice, and equity for reproductive justice leaders in Louisiana.

Self- Care for
Black Women in Leadership >

A cohort program for Black women in leadership that centers self-care as a necessary, radical, and political act. 

Explore Learning Communities

Current Offerings:

Fundraising Bright Spots Learning Series >
Monthly sessions focused on fundraising approaches that are based on values of social justice and help us mobilize resources amidst the many challenges we're facing in 2020 and beyond. 

Past Programs

The Arc Toward Justice Leadership and Solidarity Program >
An initiative of the Akonadi Foundation supporting leaders working toward a racially just society for youth of color in Oakland. 

The Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color >
A program for fundraisers of color to develop critical awareness, skills, and systems for successful fundraising. 

Fundraising Bright Spots Program >
A cohort program focused on developing social justice-based fundraising mindsets and strategies. 

Network Weaver Learning Lab >
Delivered in partnership with Change Elemental - An emergent space for exploring networked leadership 

Next Generation Leaders of Color Inland Region >
Multi-year initiative focused on strengthening leaders and organizations in the Inland Region

Organizational Equity Leadership Development Program >
A team-based program for grantees of the Kresge Foundation focused on turning racial equity values into action

The Strong Field Project to End Domestic Violence > 
Building a stronger, more diverse critical mass of domestic violence leaders in California.