7.7 One Colorado and Community Shares of Colorado Launch the LGBTQ Nonprofit Professionals Program

Denver, CO — One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans,  announces its partnership with Community Shares of Colorado to launch the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) LGBTQ Nonprofit Professionals program.

“We are so excited to join with Community Shares of Colorado in offering this opportunity for LGBTQ nonprofit professionals. We know that despite recent victories for LGBTQ folks, our community still faces discrimination in the workplace due to our sexual orientation or gender identity. This Executive Leadership Institute program will empower LGBTQ nonprofit professionals to advance their careers and positively impact their work culture.” – Daniel Ramos, Executive Director, One Colorado

“The resiliency of our local nonprofit leaders is essential and intricately tied to the resiliency of our Colorado community and safety-net. Community Shares of Colorado invests in the leadership, expertise, and resiliency of nonprofit professionals through our Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) program. We are thrilled to partner with One Colorado to create an ELI group supporting and developing LGBTQ nonprofit professionals in Colorado.” – Erin Atwell, CEO, Community Shares of Colorado

This ELI group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer nonprofit professionals. The group will discuss issues of identity in the workplace, how lived-experiences influence work, and other topics determined by the members of the group. ​All leaders at any level of the organization are welcome to join! 

Meeting Time
Date: Fourth Thursdays of the Month
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Folks interested in joining can register here: http://www.cshares.org/executive-leadership-institute.html

The cost is $150 per participant annually. If the participant’s employer is a Community Shares member agency, their participation fee will be $100 annually.

ELI groups are professionally facilitated peer-to peer support groups that provide accessible professional and personal development. The impact is an extended 360 degree support network for leaders of the nonprofit sector in all stages of their careers – ensuring they have the tools, resources, and support to best respond to the dramatically changing needs of the community.