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LeaderSpring is hiring two exceptional new team members!

  • The Director of Operations and Finance will oversee finances, human resources, board governance, office management, and technology (with support from our fiscal sponsor) and serve as a member of LeaderSpring’s senior management team.  This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced high-performer with a strong background in nonprofit finance and a gift for creative problem-solving.  
  • The Program Assistant will provide support to ensure the successful delivery of LeaderSpring’s core programs.  This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly organized individual with strong administrative skills, a talent for working well with others and an interest in the Bay Area nonprofit sector.  The Program Assistant will work closely with diverse, talented community leaders and have access to high-caliber training opportunities.  

Check out the full job descriptions (see links above) and APPLY! Or help us spread the word about these great opportunities!  

We are a diverse, hard-working, and collegial team, who sincerely enjoy each others’ company while achieving top-notch results.  LeaderSpring values community, collaboration, and equity; and we strive to reflect the diverse leaders with whom we partner.  We invite applications from individuals who have a passion for social justice, a commitment to transformative change, and an interest in engaging with passionate and committed colleagues.  We offer competitive salary packages, plus very generous benefits.

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.


LeaderSpring is looking for an exceptional individual to join us as our Director of Operations and Finance!

The Director of Operations and Finance will oversee our finance, human resources, communications, and administrative functions (with support from our fiscal sponsor) and also be a contributing member to our senior management team. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who gets satisfaction out of creating and managing systems that keep LeaderSpring running smoothly.

We are seeking candidates with at least 3-5 years of experience. Does this sound like you? Do you know someone who would be a great fit? Check out the full job descriptions (see link above) and apply!  We offer competitive salary packages plus very generous benefits, including 100% paid health insurance for full-time employees and dependents.

Thank you so much to all who attended LeaderSpring's Annual Event, Unleashing Promise and Potential: Leadership from the Inside Out!  On November 5th, San Francisco Bay Area's best and brightest leaders came together for LeaderSpring's annual luncheon to explore untapped possibilities for our leadership. We were thrilled to see a vibrant mix of long-time supporters and new faces. To help take stock of the provocative comments that our panelists and moderator shared, here is an excerpt from one of our amazing panelists, Kauhik Roy's remarks:

"I think a part of nonprofit leadership, which doesn't get enough attention, is the importance of authenticity and vulnerability.  To paraphrase a line from Shakespeare, "If you're true to yourself, you CAN'T be false to anyone else."  But that means you have to know yourself.  This is a life-long journey.  I think it is very important for people to see that you are on that journey, with its many mistakes and pitfalls, especially for folks as mission-driven as those in the non-profit world."


Thank you to all who attended LeaderSpring's Annual Alumni Forum!  On May 14th, LeaderSpring Alumni and Fellows convened for a day of deep learning among peers, and a circle of 4 elders--highly accomplished, equity-driven leaders.  Along with sharing their own stories, they engaged us in a thought-provoking, generative discussion on the kind of leadership these times call of us, individually and collectively. Special thanks to Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, Lynette Jung Lee, Arnold Perkins and Patricia St. Onge.

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.  
Announcing the East Bay Class of 2014!  LeaderSpring is proud to present 15 outstanding social sector leaders serving the communities of the East Bay as our new cohort of fellows.  We look forward to all the moments of shared learning and community building the next two years have in store.  Click here to view the roster for our East Bay Class of 2014 Fellows.  
We also wish to congratulate the directors of the Alameda Health Consortium on their Leadership Legacy Award and express our thanks for your years of service toward accessible healthcare for the people of Alameda County.
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.

In response to growing demand for our services, and based on the success of several pilots, we are pleased to officially launch the LeaderSpring Consulting Group! We are delighted to extend our services to foundations, government agencies, and nonprofit intermediaries in support of hard-working leaders and managers in California and across the country. Click here for more information.