Ventura County Nonprofit Leadership Council

The Ventura County Nonprofit Leadership Council is a collective of thought-leaders that seeks to advance philanthropy and build stronger nonprofit leaders serving our region.

Each year, the Council offers a series of five topic-driven convenings that serve as a forum for both seasoned and emerging nonprofit leaders to network with colleagues and peers, deepen understanding of important sector issues and develop a shared voice to advocate for the sector.

Stewarded by a dedicated volunteer steering committee, the Council itself is a point of convergence for the sector and affords a unique opportunity for leaders across the county to gather, explore collaborative relationships, and build their own professional development networks

Convenings are held every other month, September – May, with a focus on cutting edge topics effecting leaders in the field.  Each meeting is chaired by a local nonprofit leader with panel discussions and content experts facilitating meaningful dialogue. Individuals can participate in the Council and attend all five sessions by becoming a member for $75 or by attending individual sessions for $25 each. 

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The theme for the 2016/2017  program year is:

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE RETHINK:  Hard Questions and Fresh Perspectives

Each of the five gatherings will build upon the theme and will:

  • Examine and define relevant current issues and opportunities shaping the sector.
  • Expand thought leadership to influence the field
  • Build, strengthen and leverage our networks for change.

2016-2017 Dates

  • Thursday, September 8
  • Tuesday, November 15 (co-convened with the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce)
  • Thursday, January 12
  • Thursday, March 9
  • Thursday, May 11

The Council meetings are held from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Ventura County Community Foundation building in the Community Room (4100 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo).  Light lunch will be served.

Want to sponsor lunch?  Contact Dena Jenson at for more information.