The Center for Nonprofit Leadership began as a grassroots effort to address leadership transition and development in nonprofit organizations on Long Island. A group of concerned nonprofit leaders met monthly for a year to seek solutions to these leadership challenges. This group included representatives from the Long Island Community Foundation, the Rauch Foundation, United Way of Long Island and the dean and associate dean of the School of Social Work at Adelphi University, as well as executive directors of nonprofit organizations.

With their support, a Long Island Nonprofit Leadership Summit was held at Adelphi as a first step in responding to the needs of the nonprofit community. This full-day event attracted nearly 300 nonprofit professionals and board members.

Mission Statement

Based on a belief that organizational effectiveness is achieved through excellence in leadership.

Our Staff

Our staff is here to help your nonprofit succeed.

Our Clients

Our clients span an extensive range of organizations.


Our current and past clients share feedback about their experience with the Center.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a network of community leaders who serve as volunteer advisors to advance the values, mission, strategic vision, and goals of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

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