LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Networking & collaboration for leaders in the social impact sector

A programme supporting social impact leaders to come together to tackle the problems impacting us all.

We are delighted to announce the return of our Leadership Programme for 2024! Based on extensive consultation with and surveys of leaders across the sector, the programme includes four Leadership Summits (three virtual, one in-person) and four smaller-group Action Labs addressing the topics our community of leaders has told us matter the most to them right now.

“…it was time and financial investment tremendously well spent.”

Misty McLaughlin, 2023 programme participant

Last year, 65 leaders from 25 countries took part in the Leadership Programme. We’re expanding the programme this year, but with a strict cap on numbers to ensure it remains intimate and engaging.

Being a leader isn’t about seniority or age, it’s about your desire to play a leading role in improving how our sector operates and the real-world impact we have. Our Leadership Programme is for the leaders of tomorrow as well as for the leaders of today.

So that we can ensure global representation of leaders from across the social impact spectrum, we are asking potential participants to register their interest for the programme. The deadline to do so is Wednesday 14 February, after which will be selecting and inviting the final cohort of participants to register.

The full programme costs £895 for the year. For every full-price registration, we will offer a reduced cost or bursary place to a leader with limited financial means.

That power of investing time in the company of peers is always worthwhile and you will be a richer person for it. The opportunity to see and hear from peers who would then be attending the IFC was a brilliant opportunity and led to more fruitful engagements. The AI session was the highlight of the entire programme for me personally. Really insightful with practical outputs, I am still referring to it.
Johann Fox
Head of Development
Dogs Trust (Ireland)
I found most of what was shared by speakers and through the discussion that followed to be helpful and relevant in my role. The session on AI in particular was really great, with a useful reading list and fascinating discussion. Just hearing from other fundraising leaders gave me confidence to engage with these cross-sector topics at a meaningful level. It’s not something I’d ever done before.
Alex Orme
Head of International Giving
Shelterbox (UK)
The group that the Resource Alliance put together was a powerful one of practitioners, decision makers and committed citizens to make impact. There are different perspectives on the challenges we face, but one thing is given – the urgency of acting together. The online discussions were very dynamic and the agenda items were great, sessions were amazingly facilitated, and the group was committed to some very interesting discussions.
Mariana Chammas
Global Project Lead
Greenpeace International (Brazil)
The programme helped me understand the power of global connections and networks to change social issues. It was great to be in the same room at the same time, sharing ideas – I am already in collaborative talks with some of my peers on the programme!
Olumide Akerewusi
Founder & CEO
AgentsC Inc. (Canada)
My biggest takeaways were research that I can immediately use; some fresh ideas for navigating those aforementioned thorny problems; and a better sense of what other organisations are struggling with and what it looks like in specific cultural contexts. In other words, it was time and financial investment tremendously well spent. The Talent Lab sessions in particular were terrific. I found the organisational structure and fundraiser purpose research fascinating, and really appreciated the in-depth case study content with ability to have extensive Q&A.
Misty McLaughlin
Principal & Founder
Cause Craft Consulting (Netherlands)