Notes on paper: What's changed? how you are working, how you are living your life, how you are planning for what's next, how you are seeing your world. 3 stories of change. choose most profound to share, share with partner, lesson for you or the group?
Nonprofit leaders know the value of a good support system. Resources that offer flexible levels of participation and connect us to a strong professional network can be hard to find. When we do find them, they’re worth holding on to.

The Center for New Leadership (CNL) at the Marlboro College Center for Graduate and Professional Studies is one of those resources. The Marlboro approach embraces systems thinking and collective impact; it applies these methods to teaching and coaching. Consultants, practitioners, and students create a learning community focused on making the social benefit sector tick.

Directors familiar with the challenges of being a “staff of one” can turn to the Certification in Nonprofit Management to develop skills in marketing, fundraising, financial reporting, strategic planning, legal obligations, and board development. Those in organizations ready for customized coaching in core competencies can turn to CNL to find the right consultant for their needs. Both options bring long-term support from the faculty, staff, and students.

The key to sustainable growth? Never stop learning. Those brave enough to ask how to do better will do better.

– Sarah Mutrux, Artist and Community Programs Manager, Vermont Arts Council