Currently, the majority of the Permian Basin's nonprofit executive directors are Baby Boomers. As this generation ages and retires, it will greatly impact the leadership of the area's nonprofit sector. According to research conducted by the Bridgespan Group, there will be a significant deficit in executive leadership available to the nonprofit sector in the next decade.

From where will our future nonprofit leadership come? The Nonprofit Management Center is committed to helping develop a pool of motivated, well-trained professionals to take on the challenge of community-based nonprofit executive leadership. The NELC program will help bridge the gap in nonprofit leadership by building a community of strong, emerging leaders who are prepared to lead, innovate and make a difference in the community.

NELC is designed to equip individuals seeking a role in nonprofit management with the skills needed to be successful. Potential participants include acting executive directors who desire to improve their skills and other individuals seeking to become a nonprofit executive.

NELC Application - Applications are due by Friday, August 16.
NELC Curriculum - PDF
Tuition is $750 - Participants will be invoiced upon acceptance into the program.

2024-2025 Dates

8:15 am - Breakfast Available
8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Sessions
Lunch is provided
Classes held at Midland Shared Spaces
upstairs training room
  • September 13, 2024

  • October 11, 2024

  • November 8, 2024

  • December 13, 2024

  • January 10, 2025

  • February 14, 2025

  • March 21, 2025

  • April 11, 2025

  • May 2, 2025

  • May 9, 2025 Make-up day (if needed)

  • May 16, 2025 Graduation