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 closed for the 2023-2024 class.
NELC Curriculum - PDF

Tuition is $750 - Participants will be invoiced upon acceptance into the program.

2023-2024 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 8, 2023

  • October 13, 2023

  • November 10, 2023

  • December 8, 2023

  • January 12, 2024

  • February 9, 2024

  • March 8, 2024

  • April 12, 2024

  • May 3, 2024

  • May 10, 2024 Bad weather make-up day (if needed)

  • May 17, 2024 Graduation