15th Annual Leadership Success Academy

Registration Open

15th Annual Leadership Success Academy

Community Foundation’s Certificate Program Offered February 10-11, 2022

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has opened enrollment for its 2022 Leadership Success Academy, a “bootcamp” for nonprofit board members. The Community Foundation’s signature training program will be held at the College of the Florida Keys’ new Key Largo campus on February 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Registration is available online at cffk.org/lsa. The cost of the two-day program is $100 per person, or $200 for three people from one nonprofit. The first day will focus on leadership styles and board member roles, and the second day will focus on nonprofit finance, fundraising, communications, and strategic planning. Individuals who participate both days will receive a Certificate of Completion. For more information, call 305-292-1502.

“I’m thrilled that for the first time ever we are offering our Leadership Success Academy in the Upper Keys,” said Jennifer McComb, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. The annual training event has been held 10 times in Key West and four times in Marathon.

Since 2008, we have trained more than 500 nonprofit leaders from throughout the Keys from over 100 different nonprofits,” McComb said, “Board members who have completed our program have learned to ask more questions, think beyond the way things have always been done, and take steps to move the organizations they care about to the next level.”

Coaches for the 2022 Leadership Success Academy include renowned nonprofit expert Alex Counts, who will be traveling from Baltimore to instruct our Florida Keys nonprofit leaders. Together with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, Counts co-founded the Grameen Foundation, a global nonprofit which has helped loan over 6.5 billion dollars to the poorest of the poor, while maintaining a repayment rate consistently above 98%. Alex is a faculty member at the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland, and frequent contributor to The Washington Post, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Alex’s book Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind was an editor’s pick by the Chronicle of Philanthropy from the Year’s Best Nonprofit Books. His newest book, When In Doubt, Ask for More: And 213 Other Life and Career Lessons for the Mission-Driven Leader was released in 2020.


Alex Counts

Your Community Foundation of the Florida Keys,In Paradise for Good, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Since 1996, the Community Foundation has made over $32 million in grants to benefit every resident from Key Largo to Key West, supporting arts and culture, beautification and preservation of the Keys, health and human services, disaster relief, scholarships, and youth programs. The Community Foundation helps individuals and families leave a legacy in the Keys by inspiring giving and by connecting people, resources and needs through philanthropy, The Foundation is well-known for its signature “Unsung Heroes” event which honors nonprofit volunteers. For more information, call 305-292-1502 or visit cffk.org.


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