Leadership Institute

Community Memorial Foundation believes that leadership requires the capacity to turn vision into reality. That’s why we provide grantee board members and staff leadership with training in key areas of organizational development.

Strengthening Leaders, Strengthening Organizations

After soliciting feedback from grantee focus groups, Leadership Institute workshops will focus on three areas:
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Racial Equity | Racial Justice
Workshops are open to board and staff of CMF grantee partner organizations; up to two people per organization may attend.

Scenario Building & Contingency Planning
April 22, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Facilitated by Gretchen Upholt of Fiscal Management Associates
via Zoom
While nonprofit organizations cannot predict the future, they can begin to anticipate how to adjust to a variety of shifts in their original strategic plans and budgets. Building potential scenarios and back up plans can give leaders, their staff, boards, and funders the confidence they need to make difficult, complex decisions as financial or human capital crises arise in the months ahead.


Leading Authentically during Times of Crisis
Facilitated by Marin Burton, Center for Creative Leadership
via Zoom
In this workshop, participants will develop the ability to embody authentic leadership in times of crisis, change, and uncertainty.
This is a four-hour workshop held over two sessions. It will be capped at 40 participants per session, and will be repeated twice to allow more organizations to attend. If you register for this workshop, you are committing to attend both sessions in your group.
Group 1, Session 1: May 11, 2021 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Group 1, Session 2: May 18, 2021 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Group 2, Session 1: May 11, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Group 2, Session 2: May 18, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Throughout the summer and fall, Community Memorial Foundation will offer a series of workshops and additional capacity building opportunities on the topics of Racial Equity and Racial Justice. These programs are currently being finalized with more information to follow.

Questions? Please contact:

Tom Fuechtmann, Senior Program Officer, at 630.654.4729


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