Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program

Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits organizes a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program in San Mateo to allow nonprofits and emerging leaders the ability to explore their leadership style and find effective ways to meet their organization’s goals.

APALI Civic Leadership Program

Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute

Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute through DeAnza College provides a Civic Leadership Program for current and rising leaders. Join the APALI community network and CIVIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM for personal growth and be part of a civic pipeline for Asian Americans, Latino Americans and under-represented groups in Silicon Valley/Bay Area.  

Engaged Latina Leadership Activist (ELLA) Program

Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

The ELLA Program is a six-month leadership program created to help young Latinas between the ages of 19-25 learn and gain leadership and civic engagement skills through a series of professional activities, resources and mentoring. 

Latino Board Leadership Academy

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley conducts a Latino Board Leadership Academy to recruit and train Latinos/as to serve as potential board members, while utilizing their interests to match them with boards of nonprofit organizations.

New Leaders Council Silicon Valley

The New Leaders Council Institute holds an intense, five-month progressive entrepreneurship training program. It focuses on leadership and professional development, and includes training, mentoring, networking, and career and political advancement programs for young professionals. 

Leaders for Education, Advocacy, and Democracy (LEAD)

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

LEAD’s mission is to empower youth to become champions for their communities and voices of their generation through leadership and professional skill development, government and advocacy internships, and political organizing.

Leadership San Jose

The Silicon Valley Organization

LSJ engages in a rigorous 10-part, application-based program that brings together emerging and established professionals within the San Jose metropolitan area and exposes them to a broad range of issues that impact the region’s economic prosperity and quality of life, with a goal of increasing participants’ civic, political, philanthropic and/or community service engagement.

Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders

Stanford Graduate School of Business

The Stanford Graduate School of Business hosts a ten-day residential program designed to further the professional development of leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Junior League of San Jose

The Junior League of San Jose trains women to be civic leaders and effective volunteers by offering leadership opportunities throughout the League.

Self-Expression and Leadership Program

Landmark San Jose

Landmark San Jose provides a Self-Expression & Leadership Program that aims to empower attendees to express themselves through designing projects that will help to make a difference within the community.

Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute (MALI)

School of Arts & Culture at MHP

MALI is a leadership development program for people of color deeply engaged in the Silicon Valley’s arts, culture, and entertainment sectors. MALI seeks to eliminate traditional barriers to access including race, language, artistic marginalization, and income.

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East Bay


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Compasspoint is a leadership and strategy nonprofit based in Oakland. They provide a variety of leadership workshops and trainings, in addition to trainings on other topics.

The Next Generation Leaders of Color Program (Compasspoint sponsored program)

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The Next Generation Leaders of Color program is a leadership training program for leaders of color. This program uses a multicultural framework to improve the management and leadership capabilities of participants.

LeaderSpring Training Program

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LeaderSpring is a leadership focused organization that is based in the SF Bay Area. It focuses on developing leaders through its training program.

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Santa Cruz

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

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The Community Foundation Santa Cruz County hosts a variety of leadership workshops, trainings and networking events for nonprofits.

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Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership

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The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leaderships provides a variety of leadership trainings and development opportunities to nonprofits. 

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Silicon Valley

Leadership Programs for Nonprofit Professionals