TSNE is committed to supporting the development of LGBTQ+ leaders in the nonprofit sector as they work to address the pressing issues of our day. In celebration of Pride Month, we would like to share some of the leadership development resources for LGBTQ professionals in the nonprofit sector. These programs can support workers in building the networks and communities that can address the systemic barriers which prevent LGBTQ+ individuals from advancing to leadership roles in the nonprofit sector.
The supports young trans and queer leaders of color and the organizations they lead to build inclusive and impactful social justice movements. In order to support young queer and trans leaders of color, the ELLC Fund provides two primary types of support: 1) general operating support grants, and 2) young trans women of color leadership grants.
CenterLink develops both leaders and leadership across their network of more than 300 LGBTQ community centers. Their program invests in leaders, and their leadership to realize their vision of flourishing LGBTQ centers that nurture thriving, healthy, safe communities.
This program from the Nonprofit Center of NE Florida is designed to provide outstanding LGBTQIA+ individuals working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector with access to social capital, leadership development, and network building to advance their goals within the nonprofit sector.
Victory Institute’s signature internship and fellowship programs – as well as its Presidential Appointments Initiative – develops and promotes LGBTQ leaders with varied levels of experience. Through their internships and fellowships, participants can work in the U.S. Capitol, attend their four-day Candidate & Campaign Training, or take advanced leadership training sessions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Their Presidential Appointments Initiative aims to secure appointments in pro-equality presidential administrations.
Commitment to Our Work
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is at the center of TSNE’s work. This commitment allows our programs, such as What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition, to address the unique experiences of leaders who come to us from backgrounds . We are proud that this framework guides our work as a capacity builder and partner for the nonprofit sector.
Want to learn more? See how What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition prepares long-time nonprofit leaders for the issues surrounding executive transition and ensuring organizational sustainability.