Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership (ENL)

Established in 2002, Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership (ENL) is an intense eight-session course designed to provide strategic and technical support to staff, board members, and volunteers of Fort Bend County’s nonprofit organizations.

Senior Nonprofit staff, board members, and engaged Fort Bend residents who are new to or actively pursuing nonprofit board or committee service are encouraged to apply.  Presented by The George Foundation with the support of Fort Bend Forward of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership Program provides the necessary knowledge to boost your organization’s capacity and performance while building a peer network of professionals working toward a common goal of serving Fort Bend County. 

ENL content focuses on five major topics:  Assembling the Workforce, Governance & Leadership, Organizational Audit, Strategic Planning & Fundraising.

ENL Sessions will be held at Texas State Technical College, Rosenberg campus from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

  • Opening Retreat – Thursday & Friday, September 19 & 20 (This will be held in The Woodlands and is Mandatory)
  • Thursday, October 3, 2024
  • Thursday, October 31, 2024
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Thursday, January 9, 2025
  • Thursday, February 13, 2025
  • Thursday, March 6, 2025
  • Thursday, April 10, 2025 (Graduation and Capstone to be held at George Ranch Historical Park)

Applications for the class of 2025 are now available.  

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Applications for ENL 2025 are due July 19, 2024.

Tuition for the program is $425 and includes meals and lodging for Opening Retreat.

If you have any questions please email leadership@thegeorgefoundation.org

Angela Seaworth,
ENL Facilitator
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“To me, the ENL cohort represents a commitment to fostering strong leadership in the nonprofit sector of Fort Bend County. It embodies the dedication to empowering individuals and organizations to create a positive, lasting impact in our community.”

Danish Nelson, Access Health

“The ENL program was great in that it covers so many areas, but the 1-day-a-month approach to discuss each area allows time to really dig deep into some subjects.”

Gretchen Penny

“We are refreshing our 3 year Strategic Plan for Helping Hands and I am using what I learned from ENL to accomplish this. We used resources from the program to conduct Organizational and Board Assessments, to identify our stakeholders through a mapping process, and to identify the key elements of our business.”

Wendy Dominguez, Helping Hands