Crimsonbridge Leadership Fund Alumni Share Ideas for Leader Engagement

Listening to the voices of leaders is our best source for learning about their interests and needs.  Crimsonbridge Foundation and Georgetown’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership (CPNL) teams had this opportunity at a recent virtual listening session with 15 Crimsonbridge Leadership Fund (CLF) alumni of the CPNL’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program. Participants shared how the pandemic has pushed them as organizational leaders, from pivoting to provide existing and new services remotely, to expanding their reach, to building more inclusive programming. Leaders also offered ideas for future learning and development that they would be interested in, including advocating for organizational change, prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, executive coaching, board engagement, virtual networking, and strategies for self-care. Based on their input, the Foundation seeks to develop new opportunities for CLF alumni to connect, learn, and celebrate each other’s milestones in leadership.  Since 2016, 81 nonprofit leaders have completed leadership programs and four  program providers have engaged in strategies for more inclusive outreach, through Crimsonbridge Leadership Fund work.