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Are you looking for the best executive director training? Well, look no further!

Meet the Trainer

Adam Brock

Adam Brock
Director of Business and Strategic Planning

Read more about Adam

Additional trainers:

Sandra Harris Howard – Board Development

Alaine Anderson – Marketing and Communications

Rolfe Larson – Earned Income

Sarah Hidey – Contribution Income


Get the lay of the land, get grounded in your role and responsibilities, craft a road map of where you want to be and then see all the possibilities before you. Our signature Executive Director Academy (EDA) is where new, aspiring, and current directors turn into rock stars.

Joining Vision and Action staff members from all disciplines roll everything they know into this class. It is designed to help new executive directors get their legs under them as quickly as possible.

What’s included?

From hiring and managing staff to budgeting, and from working with a board of directors to fundraising and marketing, this training really is the best for providing a crash course in all matters related to running a nonprofit.

Why us?

JVA has been helping nonprofits succeed for 29 years, working with more than 100 clients every year. Our projects cover everything from fundraising and strategic planning to program evaluation, and we learn from every one of them.

This training includes sessions on:

  • shared leadership
  • management
  • governance
  • fundraising
  • finances
  • marketing
  • grant writing
  • program development
  • evaluation

This is not your average training

All sessions include interactive activities, handouts to refer back to, and concrete examples of how these tools can help you succeed as an executive director.

Our instructors are great, but sometimes the best part of this class is making friends with other executive directors. Many of the cohorts continue to get together for lunch or happy hour long after graduation. People have told us that being able to refer back to the handouts or pick up the phone and call someone when they have an issue later on are invaluable takeaways from this training.

Whether you are new to the position, are aspiring to be in this role or are already an executive director looking for a jump start, this training is for you. Register below and join the EDA club!

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