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Leadership Capacity Building Program

The Leadership Capacity Building Program has been valuable in a couple of ways. First it helped me think about and build skills around dealing with the ever changing nonprofit landscape. Second, and perhaps more important, it helped me make positive collegial connections with other members of our cohort as well as connecting me with a variety of external resources for future learning.

*HealthSpark is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Program Cohort. To apply, please click here.*

We are partnering with the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College (NELI) to provide this capacity building program.

The program is designed to:

  1. Strengthen leadership and organizational capacity within nonprofit and public organizations in Montgomery County leading to a more financially sustainable system.

  2. Increase the capacity of public and nonprofit executives and Board members to incorporate systems thinking in their planning processes.

  3. Strengthen organizations’ knowledge and skills in developing effective partnerships and cross-system collaborations.

  4. Cultivate a more holistic understanding of consumers to improve the safety net’s sensitivity and responsiveness to changing demographics.

  5. Expand the ways in which safety net providers increasingly value and use data and assessment of outcomes.

2020 Session Schedule

The Leadership Capacity Building Program for Today's Leaders is a series of six, full-day sessions, plus a shorter evening session targeted to board members' essential role in systems change. Sessions will be held roughly monthly at the Community Partners Center in Colmar, PA. Please click here for the session schedule, or download the program description below.

2020 Application

To apply, please click here.

Applications are currently being accepted. If you experience any problems accessing the application, please contact Margie DuBrow, Director of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute, at

Program Description

Please click here for additional information on the program, or download the Leadership Capacity Building Program Description below.


Call us at 215-716-5400 or email Russ or Emma.

Program Elements

The program is a series of six, full-day sessions, plus a shorter evening session targeted to board members' essential role in systems change. 

Click here for additional information on Program Elements.

Participation Requirements

Nonprofit and county agencies working in Montgomery County are eligible to apply. Organizations must have a minimum annual operating budget of $250,000 to participate. 

Click here for additional information on participation requirements.

Application Information

Registration for our 2020 Leadership Capacity Building Program is now open. Please click here to apply.