Nonprofits First
News & Press
Blog Home All Blogs

20 PBC Nonprofit Professionals Begin Leadership Program

Posted By Charlotte Gill, Tuesday, November 19, 2019

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) November, 19, 2019 – Twenty Palm Beach County nonprofit professionals have been accepted into the Rising Leaders program presented by Nonprofits First. The nonprofit leadership program is a competitive 6-month program that prepares nonprofit program managers to transform into the sector’s new generation of top leaders.

 

Rising Leaders Class of 2020

Schiller Ambroise, Community Partners of South Florida

Altagracia Andre, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

Amanda Canete, Compass LGBTQ Community Center

Blanca Cartagena, Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group

Jennifer Crane, Community Partners of South Florida

Ericka Estime, City of West Palm Beach, Department of Housing & Community Development

Nancy Finn, CHSFL/BRIDGES at West Palm Beach

Christopher Gay, Palm Beach County School District

Richard Haines, Urban League of Palm Beach County

Natashia Harris. The Lord's Place

Lashaundra Highsmith, Palm Beach County Food Bank

Susan LaRocca, The Lord’s Place

Ana Lopez, Community Partners of South Florida

Wynsome McLean, Community Partners of South Florida

Matthew Meek, Easterseals Florida

Kemba Pinkston, Children's Home Society of Florida

Brian Rowe, CROS Ministries

Jonathan Taylor, Police Athletic League of West Palm Beach

Robbriannia Weekley-Johnson, YWCA of Palm Beach County

Javaris Yarns, Children's Home Society of Florida

 

Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles while gaining hands-on experience in strategies for leading their programs and organization to a high level of impact and success.

 

The Rising Leaders experience fosters interaction, discovery, dialogue, and servant leadership as participants increase skills to lead the nonprofit field. Alumni of the program transfer skills directly to their current roles and many go on to serve in executive level positions in the nonprofit sector.  Nonprofit organizations are a major economic force in Palm Beach County, employing nearly 30,000 people with total annual wages of almost $1.2 billion in Palm Beach County alone (see Florida Nonprofit Alliance’s website for more eye-opening info about the nonprofit sector in the Sunshine State).

 

The class members were nominated by their managers and selected for their leadership qualities, passion for their missions, and eagerness to learn new skills. They will meet as a group for one full day each month, from November to June, engaging in topics such as new models of leadership, driving social change, public speaking, and critical thinking and decision-making. They will also conduct an extracurricular small group project designed to assist a local charitable or civic organization.

 

“Rising Leaders is the next generation of leadership in the nonprofit sector, succession planning at its best,” said Jessica Cecere, CEO of Nonprofits First.

 

Rising Leaders has graduated over 325 nonprofit leaders since the program launched in 2005.

 

 

NONPROFITS FIRST, INC.

Nonprofits First is a membership organization focused on enhancing the nonprofit community’s effectiveness, efficiency, and ultimately impact.  The vision of Nonprofits First is a community in which nonprofit organizations achieve their highest level of community impact. Nonprofits First strengthens the nonprofit sector through accreditation, leadership development, education, and management support services.  For more information, visit www.nonprofitsfirst.org

###

Tags:  Collaborations  Leadership  Network  Nonprofit  Nonprofits First  Palm Beach County  Professional Development  Rising Leaders 

Share |
Permalink
 

Congratulations Rising Leaders Class of 2019!

Posted By Charlotte Gill, Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Twenty-two emerging leaders from nonprofits across Palm Beach County graduated from the Nonprofits First Rising Leaders program on Friday, June 14, 2019. Rising Leaders is the only local training of its kind, transforming emerging talent into the sector’s new generation of top leaders. Throughout the six-month experience, participants develop their leadership style in a supportive peer environment.

The group completed five service learning projects for the following organizations: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Dress for Success Palm Beaches, Easter Seals Florida, the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, and El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center.

Congratulations Class of 2019!                              

C'jon Armstead, Quantum Foundation

Hallie Balbuena, Children's Home Society of Florida

Melinda Becker, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Jose Catana Morales, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Michelle Davis, Boys Town South Florida

Donna Denney, United Way of Palm Beach County

Crystal Dole, The Lord's Place Joshua Thrift Store

Trinea Freeman Martin, Area Agency on Aging

Saidy Garzon, Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group

Claudia Harrison, Compass, Inc.

Shakiyla Hart, The Lord's Place

Claudia Herrera, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

Alexis Howard, CAN Community Health

Jaime Joshi, Community Partners

Dolores Korf, Community Partners

Jacqueline Medina, Pine Ridge Holistic Living Center

Kayla Morton, Nonprofits First

Rose Newbold, Prime Time Palm Beach County

Leandra Silfa, Adopt-A-Family

Iris Soto, Families First of Palm Beach County

Odessa Walker, Housing Partnership, Inc dba Community Partners

Krissy Webb, Student ACES

Tags:  Leadership  Professional Development  Rising Leaders 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Member Spotlight: Rising Leaders Class of 2019

Posted By Charlotte Gill, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Member Spotlight: Rising Leaders Class of 2019

 

Our nonprofit sector is growing – fast. It’s expanded by as much as 20% during the past 10 years, according to studies.

 

As new and existing organizations expand, a fresh crop of leaders is needed to oversee programs and services as well as manage advocacy, philanthropy, and many other initiatives.

 

Enter Nonprofits First’s Rising Leaders program.

 

We profile our program and meet the new class of 2019 as part of our December member spotlight.

 

 

Rising Leaders has a simple and honorable purpose: prepare nonprofit staff members to lead the organizations and causes that they serve.

 

Our program helps employees gain the next level of personal and professional growth in areas such as human resources, marketing, finances, board governance, and philanthropy.

 

Rising Leaders participants learn leadership skills that set them apart from their peers. They develop a strong understanding of how they can play a critical role in shaping their nonprofits so that they meet their mission and improve our community.

 

Nonprofits need great leaders – especially now.

 

A 2016 study of nonprofits (Nonprofit Salaries & Staffing Report) found more than 50% of the survey respondents reported staff increases, and employees transferring from the for-profit sector were also on the rise as workers looked to nonprofits as a favored place for the next job or to renew a career.

 

Here’s another important data point: After retail and manufacturing, nonprofits employ more people than any other sector, according to Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Economic Data Project. That’s nearly 12 million people working for various social good groups. By comparison, just over 12 million people work in manufacturing, and another 16 million earn paychecks from retail trade.

 

That’s a lot of jobs, and a lot of opportunities to become a leader.

 

We hope members of our new Rising Leaders class will find those opportunities and lead their organizations to do even more good in Palm Beach County and beyond.

 

Introducing the members of our new class:

 

Alexis Howard, Community Aids Network

Brittany Perdigon, Police Athletic League of West Palm Beach

C’jon Armstead, Quantum Foundation

Claudia Harrison, Compass Inc.

Claudia Herrera, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Crystal Dole, The Lord's Place Joshua Thrift Store

Dolores Korf, Community Partners

Donna Denney, United Way of Palm Beach County

Hallie Balbuena, Children's Home Society of Florida

Iris Soto, Families First of Palm Beach County

Jacqueline Medina, Pine Ridge Holistic Living Center

Jaime Joshi, Community Partners

Jose Catana Morales, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Kathryn Fant, The Lord’s Place

Kayla Morton, Nonprofits First

Krissy Webb, Student ACES

Leandra Silfa, Adopt-A-Family

Melinda Becker, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Michelle Davis, Boys Town South Florida

Odessa Walker, Housing Partnership (Community Partners)

Rose Newbold, Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.

Saidy Garzon, Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group, Inc.

Shakiyla Hart, The Lord’s Place

Shari Waknin-Cohen, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, Inc.

Trinea Freeman Martin, Area Agency on Aging

 

To learn more about our Rising Leaders program, click here.

To watch what past Rising Leaders participants had to say about the program, click here

Tags:  Cultivate  Leadership  Network  Professional Development  Rising Leaders 

Share |
Permalink
 

Rising Leaders Spotlight: Andrew Wallick - Community Partners

Posted By Josh Hirsch, Friday, February 2, 2018

"I wanted to join Rising Leaders to become a better leader, take my program to the next level, and be able to help more clients. I see Rising Leaders getting me to my goals by teaching me new skills while also honing the skills I already have and to improve my management techniques as well as organizational growth."

-Andrew Wallick, Community Partners

Tags:  Rising Leaders 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 

Rising Leaders Spotlight: Robin Newkirk, Community Partners

Posted By Josh Hirsch, Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

"Rising Leaders has not only made me a better nonprofit professional, Rising Leaders has made me a better person. It has changed my life. It’s made me think about things differently; receive people differently. Rising Leaders has made me more conscious, more aware. It's made me understand the difference between a good leader and being a good manager. The way Rising Leaders has taught us to communicate with each other, raise our self awareness, and raise our level of emotional intelligence. When you plug that in, and it all comes together, it’s very transcending."

Tags:  Nonprofit  Rising Leaders 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
 
Page 1 of 6
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6
 


Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal