Center and Black Philanthropic Alliance Partner to Host Peer Coaching Network

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is proud to partner with the Black Philanthropic Alliance (BPA), a network of professionals in philanthropic and nonprofit management, to invite applicants to the 2011 Executive Director Peer Coaching Network.

The network is designed to enhance and strengthen leadership skills; provide a forum for problem solving; provide a “safe place” for leaders of color to discuss challenges and issues; and provide mentoring and encouragement for the next generation of minority leaders.

The Peer Coaching Network is open to BPA and Center member executive directors, seasoned and next generation (less than five years as executive director) leaders.

The program is designed to host a small group of participants facilitated by Center lead faculty member and trained peer coach Lisa Burford Hardmon. The network will meet twice monthly at the Center for a total of six sessions beginning on April 13 and continuing every other Wednesday through June 22. Sessions will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and will employ the Authentic Circles peer coaching model developed by Authenticity Consulting, Inc.

To request an application, e-mail The deadline for applications is Friday, March 25.

“This is a natural extension of our work with the Racial Diversity Collaborative,” said Center CEO Glen O’Gilvie. “It is also a great complement to our existing leadership programs for nonprofit executive directors and emerging leaders.”

Funding for the program comes from grants from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the Moriah Fund and BPA.

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The Center for Nonprofit Advancement strengthens the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Washington, D.C.  The Center directly partners with nearly 1,000 nonprofits helping them achieve their missions through training and technical assistance programs, networking, advocacy and group buying power.

The Black Philanthropic Alliance is a network of professionals in philanthropy and nonprofits who identify, manage and influence investments and resources to strengthen and connect the Black community in the Washington, DC region.