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National report cites LeaderSpring as a 

pioneer in leadership development

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LeaderSpring is proud to share A Bolder Form of Leadership, a new case study of how Jennifer Lyle of Building Blocks for Kids accelerated change in Richmond's Iron Triangle community with the help of a LeaderSpring Fellowship.



To read LeaderSpring's Executive Director, Cynthia Chavez, blogging on “The Promise and Potential of Place-based Leadership Programs," click here.


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.





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.