Relā Neighborhood Leadership Initiative

The Relā Neighborhood Leadership Initiative provides professional development at a free and sliding scale to Columbus nonprofits. In America, the average nonprofit spends just $29 per person per year on leadership development – a number that is more than four times LESS than the for-profit sector. Nonprofits state the main reason for lack of investment in leadership development is cost. Understandably, when nonprofits receive funding, they allocate most if not all of it to programming – to serving the needs of the community – AND WE ARE GRATEFUL.

And yet, nonprofits experience a 19 percent turnover rate (nonprofithr.com) as well as all of the common workplace disengagement issues of the for-profit sector. With these problems, it is increasingly difficult for these organizations to effectively deliver on their stated mission. This coupled with a lack of funding for leadership development is why the Relā Neighborhood Leadership Initiative was created.

Through the Relā Neighborhood Leadership Initiative, nonprofits will receive solid leadership development that will positively impact their organization as a whole. Our training solutions will help nonprofits to:

  • Identify, challenge and change unproductive staff and leader behaviors.

  • Create self-awareness that leads to more effective communication and action.

  • Provide roadmap for building employee and volunteer accountability while maintaining relationships.

If you are a nonprofit (leader or associate) who would like to apply for scholarships to be used towards your leadership development fees, please complete this form.

Neighborhood Leadership Initiative - Scholarship Application Form

This form is used to gather data from nonprofits and their associates who wish to apply for scholarship funds to attend free and reduced cost leadership development training via the Rela Neighborhood Leadership Initiative. Funds are awarded based on availability and criteria set forth by Relā.
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