UWGPSNJ, Urban League offer African American nonprofit leaders program

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Urban League of Philadelphia are now accepting applications to be a part of the 2019 Philadelphia African American Leadership Development Forum (PAALDF).  This innovative program explores leadership development through the unique perspective of the African American nonprofit leader.  This program is supported by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s (UWGPSNJ) Impact Fund. The 2019 sessions commence in March and conclude in June 2019.

This highly interactive leadership development program incorporates six-days of workshops that not only include classic leadership training blended with exposure to regional and national thought leaders but also provide a safe platform for honest and hard-hitting discourse about the achievements and challenges of African American nonprofit executives.  Braided into each session is a strong focus on the unique needs, perspectives, issues, opportunities and challenges of African American leaders.

This program is designed to:

• Build greater capacity within African American nonprofit leaders to support the development and execution of their leadership skills
• Build greater capacity among African American nonprofit leadership and organizations to better serve the African American Community
• Cultivate and align African American leadership to create communities of their peers to promote communication and information-sharing across sectors
• Deepen relationships with the broader philanthropic community and public and private sectors in an effort to become less transactional and more transformative
• Expose African American leaders to best practices and strategies for their application

The Urban League of Philadelphia partnered with the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College (NELI) to develop PAALDF.  It was created in response to the findings of the study funded by UWGPSNJ and conducted by the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum, “How African-American-Led Organizations Differ from White-Led Organizations: Research Report on African American Nonprofit Organizations in Philadelphia.” 

Potential participants may include but are not limited to presidents, CEOs, executive directors, COOs, deputy directors, vice presidents, CFOs, directors of strategic initiatives, and department or division heads.  Organizations must have a minimum annual budget of $250,000 to participate in the program.  Preference will be given to applicants from human service, health, and education-related nonprofits.

For more information, you may participate in an information conference call, as noted below.

Wednesday, January 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dial: 641.715.0700   Access Code: 675357

If you are unable to participate on one of these dates and have questions, please contact: Diane Staton or 215.985.3220 x207.


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