The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is excited to announce the third cohort of For Impact Leaders, beginning in January 2025.  

The experiences and learning opportunities provided throughout the nine months of the program will enhance your contributions to your organization and your ongoing leadership of our local nonprofit sector. For Impact Leaders seeks to develop a community of leaders and colleagues who collaborate, celebrate and support one another as we collectively seek to continue to develop a vibrant, healthy and innovative for impact sector. Your leadership and skill set are critical in the future success of making our community better together.

Designed for a Leader Who: 

  • Is a current full-time employee in the nonprofit sector within the Greater Des Moines area.
  • Has three or more years professional experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Holds a current or future area of influence in their organization.
  • Is committed in their own professional leadership journey.
  • Has the bandwidth for and interest in expanding their skill-set in purpose-driven leadership.
  • Values the importance of developing a strong network of colleagues.
  • Has the support of their immediate supervisor and Executive Director/CEO or Board Chair to fully participate in the experience.

For Impact Leaders is Designed as:

  • A competency building experience focusing on the development of engaged and knowledgeable nonprofit leaders within the Greater Des Moines community.
  • An individualized learning experience with an emphasis on personal development that can be translated to leading purpose-driven work and assist in generating a healthy and sustainable nonprofit organization.
  • A cohort of nonprofit professionals who have the opportunity to develop collaborative relationships and learn from colleagues across the sector.

Participants will Gain:

  • Confidence in personal leadership abilities.
  • Awareness of competencies as a purpose-driven leader.
  • Strategies for tactical organizational leadership.
  • Deeper relationships with fellow nonprofit leaders.
Learn more about what you can expect from the For Impact Leaders program in this info session:

The 2025 Cohort will meet once a month from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. from January through September, 2025.

Completed applications with all supplementary materials are due Friday, August 2 at noon. Invitations to participate will be extended by Friday, September 13, 2024.

Apply for For Impact Leaders

The actual cost to participate in the Community Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Cohort is $2,000/person, but thanks to a generous donation and the belief that investing in nonprofit sector leadership development is a priority, tuition charge to the participants is $250. This includes all materials, books, resources, team building experiences, mentoring, meals and program facilitators. Scholarships are available for individuals who have financial barriers to participation.