September 25, 2017
 
Cape and Islands Nonprofit Leaders Get Advanced Training

June 24, 2017 — The Cape Cod Foundation in Yarmouthport announced that 16 nonprofit leaders from across the Cape and Islands recently graduated from a six-month management and leadership program that seeks to provide tools, networks, and strategies leaders need to enhance their organization's capacity.

“This was a remarkable opportunity to empower nonprofit leaders in our community,” said Kristin O’Malley, president and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation, who was one of the graduates. “While we each benefitted individually from the curriculum, we also became a stronger collective. I predict incredible collaborations will emerge from this experience.”

The following organizations are sent executives, who graduated from the program organized by the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP), which is affiliated with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University:
  • Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Julie Wake

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, JR Mell

  • Calmer Choice, Fiona Jensen

  • Cape and Islands United Way, Barbara Milligan

  • Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Barbara Cotton

  • Cape Cod Children’s Place, Cindy Horgan

  • CCYP, Anne Van Vleck

  • CHAMP Homes, Elizabeth H. Wade

  • Community Development Partnership, Jay Coburn

  • Cotuit Center for the Arts, David Kuehn

  • The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, Christine Menard

  • Nantucket Food Pantry, Anne Marie Bellavance

  • Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard, Andria Jason

  • Small Friends on Nantucket, Courtney Bridges

  • The 300 Committee Land Trust,, Jessica Whritenour
Eight funders underwrote the program. They were Bilezikian Family Foundation; The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation; The Cape Cod Foundation; Cape and Islands United Way; Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation; Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits; Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, and the Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation.

A second INP class will begin this fall on Cape Cod, involving another 16 addition nonprofit leaders from the region.

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