Application Deadline for Executive Leadership Academy: 10/17/14

WVDO's  Executive Leadership Academy Program Structure and Components:

This 10-month program combines a mix of skill building and leadership case studies to develop professional fundraisers into executive leaders interested in leading a nonprofit. Additional emphasis on networking, peer coaching and accessing community resources will help participants build a support network that will build their skills today as well as provide them peer mentors as an Executive Director.

Program Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the role of the Executive Director in a Nonprofit Organization and understand the attributes that make for a strong Executive Director.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate their skills and motivations for becoming an Executive Director, focus on areas needing growth, receive support services in these areas and see a difference in themselves.
  • Participants will build connections with cohort participants, class instructors, speakers, mentors and WVDO. These connections will provide a support network for the individuals throughout their career.
  • Participants will see themselves as Executive Directors and begin looking for expanded leadership roles in the nonprofit community.


If you are interested in being part of this program, please download the application at  and send in an email along with your resume, your LinkedIn profile, and a letter of recommendation by the October 17 deadline.

Program starts in January, 2015 on the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month.  Schedule is posted on the website.


Program provided by WVDO and sponsored by Pacific Continental Bank.

Questions?  Contact WVDO at 503-274-1977 or [email protected]