Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute

Since 2004, The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) has helped nonprofit leaders become more effective agents of change.

We believe in the power of people to transform their lives and their communities. We understand that no one individual can institute transformative change alone. We know that change makers need allies and a supportive community.

Our trainers foster that community feeling and create a learning environment that invites you to stretch beyond your comfort zone. Our programs provide a balance between cultivating your growth as an individual leader and helping you strengthen your skills in organizational capacity building. 

NELI is cohort-based. We want you to learn as much from one another as you do from our faculty. You will gain a network of peers and create connections that will last beyond your graduation. 

Set Your Sights on Organizational Leadership

Set Your Sights on Organizational Leadership will help you gain the tools you need to broaden your perspective to think and act systemically. This program provides concrete systems thinking tools you can apply to analyze complex situations and foster a culture of organizational learning.


Leading with Impact: Nonprofit Executive Certificate

We created the Leading with Impact: Nonprofit Executive Certificate to support your leadership journey. Our curriculum challenges both seasoned and new leaders to advance their skills and put the information learned into immediate practice.

2019 Ascending Leaders

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We offer a number of leadership programs throughout the year. Check out some featured upcoming offerings below, or explore our full catalog to see more.

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Set Your Sights on Organizational Leadership

Hybrid. 11 Sessions

$2,500 for the Series | Hybrid

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Delegation in Nonprofit

Delegation: The Benefits, Pitfalls, and Strategies for Effective Work-Force Empowerment

Friday, Dec. 13, 2024 | 9 a.m.-Noon ET

$120 | 3 CEUs | Virtual

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workers around a table

Being a Trauma Informed Organization: Moving From Theory and Self-Assessment to Application

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$150 | 6 CEUs | In-Person

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We offer many courses, programs, and certificates throughout the year. Check out all of our offerings, including those that are not yet open for registration.



Quanisha Green
Associate Director
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute
Phone: 610-520-2650

Bryn Mawr College
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
Phone: 610-520-2614