“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

President John F. Kennedy

We support the development of existing and emerging leaders to sustain a strong nonprofit sector in the Greater Washington region. We strive to increase access to and promote professional development and education opportunities for social sector leaders who devote their lives to working for the public good. Our belief is that by empowering these leaders, we are one step closer to finding solutions to intractable social problems.


We seek to engage social sector leaders, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit executives in quality professional development opportunities, because we believe that strong leaders make strong organizations. The Crimsonbridge Leadership Fund partners with organizations that offer effective and innovative leadership development programs, designed specifically for the nonprofit sector. By fostering opportunities for entrepreneurial thinking, networking, academic and hands-on training, expert sector advice, and collaboration, we encourage nonprofit leaders to create sustainable, positive social impact.

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Education is at the heart of what we do. We believe there is no greater challenge or opportunity facing schools today than attracting and retaining the next generation of high quality teachers and school leaders. Most classroom teachers and school leaders have little or no access to training in the principles and strategies of neuroeducation – the process of how the brain learns. To address this gap, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School established the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL), a hub of innovation in the field of Mind, Brain, and Education Science. The CTTL created the Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy as a highly specialized professional development opportunity for teachers and school leaders.

“There are many small nonprofits, like my organization, with limited resources that often times are forced to decide between serving the immediate needs of their organizations (fulfilling the mission) or investing in training/development of its leaders. While both are vital to the sustainability of the organization, oftentimes the former outweighs the latter. By far, this Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program was the best practical, relevant training session that I have had the pleasure of attending in recent years.”

Kenneth Parker, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers and Advocates