214-826-3470 or 817-334-0228 expert@cnmconnect.org

“The Leadership Circle provided me with a group of like-minded peers, who encouraged me through multiple issues over the last year. This type of group processing was extremely helpful in getting to the root of various work-related problems. I am grateful for the individuals in my Circle and their coaching over the last year.”

Leadership Circle Participant

“Having a safe place to discuss the challenges we face in the social sector was incredibly helpful for me and our organization. Our Leadership Circle was such a supportive and encouraging group of people who truly helped me get settled into my new role.”

Leadership Circle Participant

“I enjoyed the Leadership Circle thoroughly and appreciated the different perspectives. I left the last session more self-aware and more effective in my role.”

Leadership Circle Participant

Explore Challenges and Opportunities While Mentoring and Learning From Each Other.

Leadership Circles are open to CNM members who are full-time executive directors, development directors, program directors or marketing directors at a nonprofit organization. Participants are assigned to Leadership Circles based on their role and the size of the organization along with a professional facilitator to help guide the conversation.

Benefits of joining a Leadership Circle include:

  • Encouragement and coaching from like-minded peers in a confidential setting
  • The ability to hear multiple viewpoints on issues impacting the nonprofit sector
  • A safe space to discuss work-related issues
  • An expanded network of nonprofit peers


2018 Applications Close June 20!

Leadership Circle dues are $350
Circles meet for 2.5 hours per month
September – May

“It was a great opportunity to learn and share, and to discuss important issues confidentially. I looked forward to each meeting and benefited very much each time.”

Leadership Circle Participant

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