LeaderBridge is a program with three components:
1) Partnering with leadership program providers to integrate equity and inclusion practices and increase outreach to nonprofit leaders underrepresented in sector leadership.
2) Connecting nonprofit leaders of color to professional development opportunities.
3) Supporting a network of engaged nonprofit leaders of diverse backgrounds.
When women are in positions of power, economies and societies thrive. When women achieve representation, they exert positive influence and build power that combats structural barriers. Programs that support the leadership of women and girls are critical to our community flourishing.
At the Crimsonbridge Foundation, we are committed to building the power of women and girls and increasing their representation in leadership positions in all sectors.
Since 2016, more than 130 local nonprofit leaders have advanced their professional skills with support from LeaderBridge and the Crimsonbridge Foundation. Leaders report they were able to immediately implement their learning to advance their organizations and community – cultivating board members, implementing staff training, improving finance and development structures, revising communications systems, enhancing evaluation processes, and more!
women and girls participated in leadership and/or civic engagement programs
nonprofit leaders participated in professional development
of LeaderBridge participants continue to work in the nonprofit sector
"If we are to support significant representation of women in public office, it will take an entire engaged and resourced ecosystem to build the strong infrastructure and national movement that underpins a robust, diverse leadership pipeline. With only 1.6% of all philanthropist resources going towards causes that support women and girls expressly, it can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. But with champions and investors [like the Crimsonbridge Foundation] in our corner, we can unlock the true power and influence of every woman’s voice, including our own."
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