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LeaderSpring is hiring a 

Manager of Operations and Special Projects!  

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LeaderSpring's mission is to foster a powerful, equity-driven social sector by strengthening leaders and organizations; developing communities of leaders; and transforming the systems in which they work.

We achieve our mission through four core programs:

LeaderSpring achieves the following results from our work:

  • High-performing, innovative nonprofits;
  • Development and retention of diverse leadership in the nonprofit sector;
  • Improved and expanded social services and advocacy programs that support low-income communities.

Click here to download LeaderSpring's fact sheet.


Call for Applications: East Bay Class of 2016

LeaderSpring is pleased to announce the launch of our recruitment for our Class of 2016 East Bay Fellows.  If you would like more information on how to apply, click here.  For our call for applications, click here—we invite you to forward this to any EDs you know who might be interested in our fellowship!

For Alumni Only: LeaderSpring Fellowship 2.0

LeaderSpring is proud to announce the call for applications for the 2014-1015 LeaderSpring Fellowship 2.0: Innovation Lab, an exclusive opportunity for LeaderSpring Fellowship alumni.

You and 1 to 2 teammates from your organization are invited to apply for the 8-month Innovation Lab, where you will learn, problem-solve, design and innovate solutions to your most pressing organizational challenge.  Four to six selected Innovation Lab teams will:

  • With the support of your peers and LeaderSpring, take risks and design new approaches to problem-solving to benefit your organization;
  • Test a radical organizational change to improve your mission impact;
  • Document what you learn, and share lessons with the field; and
  • Reconnect to the LeaderSpring community.

Contact Renato Almanzor at (510) 286-8949 or at renato@leaderspring.org for application information. Completed applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014.  

The Innovation Lab is made possible thanks to support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Wallace and Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Sr. Fund, The Whitman Institute, and the Y&H Soda Foundation. 

Save the Date

LeaderSpring’s 2014 Annual Luncheon, Leadership 2.0 – Connecting Communities

Wednesday, October 29th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club

Join the Bay Area's best and brightest leaders as we explore the future of leadership, and ways we can strengthen our connection to each other and our communities. Our luncheon will inspire social sector and business leaders to challenge old paradigms and explore new strategies toward a healthy and equitable society. Help us launch Leadership 2.0!



Transforming Power and Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Competency

In this webinar, LeaderSpring's very own Renato Almanzor examines how social sector and community leaders manifest power and privilege toward the ends of community well-being and liberation.  Furthermore, he takes us on an exploration of conditions for leadership development program providers to have in place in order to surface issues of power and privilege in program deliveries. Click here to view the full webinar!  

Donate to LeaderSpring! The best gift you can give to a community is a strong leader. LeaderSpring strengthens nonprofit leaders and organizations, helping them grow from good to great. By investing in LeaderSpring, you are investing in hundreds of leaders and the almost one million people they serve. Learn more here, or click here to make a gift through Network for Good's secure website for the Tides Center, LeaderSpring’s fiscal sponsor (Be sure to select LeaderSpring in the pull-down list of Projects). Thank you for your support! 

Balancing “Heart and Head” for Organizational Effectiveness: a LeaderSpring Approach--Cynthia Chavez, Executive Director of LeaderSpring shares her insights on leadership with a balance of "Heart and Head."  Click here to read the full article.  

Click here to enjoy a four and a half minute testimonial from alumnus Brahm Ahmadi, CEO of People's Community Market, East Bay Class of '08.

LeaderSpring is pleased to feature a story about a six month dialogue series between funders and leadership program providers.  Click here to download the article.

To hear firsthand how LeaderSpring's Executive Coaching Project plays a key role in our Fellows' personal and professional development, please enjoy the following video.Since 2006, LeaderSpring has been providing pro-bono, one-on-one coaching as an invaluable component of the LeaderSpring Fellowship.