Non-profit leaders chosen for leadership initiative

Three  nonprofit leaders have been selected by the Otsego County  Community Foundation to attend an eight month Leadership Learning Lab.  Facilitated by NorthSky Nonprofit Network, the Leadership Learning Lab seeks to connect and empower nonprofit leaders and give them the skills to strengthen the organizations and communities they serve.

Funded by the Frey Foundation, Otsego County Community Foundation, Community Foundation for North East Michigan and the Roscommon County Community Foundation, the Leadership Learning Lab aligns with the Foundation’s strategic efforts to support capacity building among local nonprofits.

“In 2017 our board identified nonprofit capacity as an area of focus with our grant making.  Sound management is a key component to nonprofit effectiveness.   We believe investing in local leaders results in a stronger community. ” Dana Bensinger, Executive Director. “In addition we are excited to strengthen the region through this partnership!” Bensinger added.

The emerging leaders representing Otsego County  are Tish Jankowski – Otsego County Habitat for Humanity, Jenny Zoll – Huron Pines and Brandie Riopelle- Otsego County Economic Alliance.  There are a total of ten participants from the region.