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Our lunchtime governance seminars are uniquely designed for nonprofit staff and their board members. Anyone interested in becoming a board member or taking a more active role on their board is invited to attend. (Lunch is included!)

Each seminar provides useful information and practical tools for leaders to strengthen their organization by applying best practices. Bring your questions for our guest speakers and connect with other nonprofit leaders in the community.

Coming soon! Check back for the 2018-2019 schedule.

Nonprofit Leadership Academy


NLA helps nonprofit executive directors and other administrators develop best practices for strategic thinking, organizing, and dealing with change. The course is offered every other year.

The Academy fosters supportive relationships among new and experienced executive directors and encourages self-development and professional growth. Past participants have found tremendous value in getting to know their cohort of nonprofit executives and discussing each other’s challenges and successes within their respective organizations.

Congratulations to the Nonprofit Leadership Academy of 2017, pictured here, who completed this six-session program in June 2017.

My participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Academy provided a great opportunity to gain insights and wisdom from several well-respected community leaders, as well as the staff at Leadership York. I was able to utilize many of the concepts that were explored and place them into practice at Penn-Mar. I would highly recommend this course for emerging leaders in the York community.
— Gregory Miller, President & CEO, Penn-Mar Human Services

The Leadership York Resource Library

We have over 200 reference books available to help nonprofit staff and board members strengthen their organizations. Area organizations may borrow library resources at no charge. Email the Leadership York Office at to arrange pick-up.

Customized Training and Technical Assistance

Leadership York’s nonprofit board training can include a combination of the following topics depending on the needs of the organization and the time available. Other training topics may be arranged upon request.

  • Assessments - A Tool for Organizational Effectiveness

  • Best Practices in Nonprofit Governance - Emerging Trends

  • Organizational Life Cycle - How It Affects Nonprofit Boards

  • Building Board/Staff Partnerships

  • Role & Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

  • Responsibilities of Individual Board Members

  • Building a Committee Structure

  • Effective Meeting Skills

  • Parliamentary Procedure

  • Differing Leadership Styles - What They Bring to a Board

  • Cycle of Board Effectiveness

For more information, contact Wilda Alessi, Executive Director.