nonprofit leadership forum

Each Fall Pathways hosts a Nonprofit Leadership Forum, focusing on a timely topic in the nonprofit field and all are invited to attend. The Forum combines practical knowledge and inspiration, delivered by experienced practitioners from our sector.

To learn what’s coming up, please visit our calendar and event page here.

The 2019 WNC Nonprofit Pathways Nonprofit Leadership Forum with Ericka Hines and Patti Digh was a huge success!

2019 – Real Talk: Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across Your Organization

Keynote speakers Ericka Hines and Patti Digh led an interactive discussion with a one-on-one conversation focused on how to be more assertive about DEI in organizations.  Topics included how to assess who we are serving, what it takes to do effective DEI work in organizations and whose responsibility it is. The group also participated in a fast-moving exercise to develop, iterate, and share tips and tools pertaining to DEI work.

Past Forum topics include:
2018 – Expanding Your Fundraising In These Fascinating Times

Internationally known speaker and author, Kim Klein, led an engaging discussion on how to build equity and inclusion into your fundraising program, how to find prospects in rural areas, and how to start or expand a major donor program.

2017 – Bring Your Brave Face! We’re Gonna Talk Race, Equity, and Inclusion

Keynote speaker Denise Barreto, Entrepreneur, author and TEDx speaker, discussed the sudden urgency driving equity and inclusive leadership and why it’s so difficult for the majority of America’s leaders to act.

2016 – The Digital Leap: Your Insider’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Keynote speaker Alia McKee principal of Sea Change Strategies, presented a big picture overview of online fundraising as well as practical ideas for growing an online program.

2015 – Bridging Generations in Nonprofits: Strengthening Our Sector and its Leaders

Keynote speaker Frances Kunreuther, co-director of the Building Movements Project, addressed questions of the generational shift in the nonprofit sector including myths and realities in the workplace, how organizations deal with generational shifts, and how to plan for the next phase.

2014 – Collective Impact: From Common Goals to Uncommon Results

Keynote speaker Robert Albright of FSG presented the case for Collective Impact, an exciting new trend in nonprofit collaboration. A panel of local nonprofit leaders, in the trenches with this leading edge work, also shared their experiences and insight.

2013 – Charting Leadership Success, Now and in the Future

Author and facilitator Denice Hinden of Managance Consulting provided interactive learning on how to develop and maintain effective board and staff leaders, as well as prepare for the inevitable leadership changes ahead in any nonprofit’s future.

2012 – Building A Better Board

Accomplished trainer, consultant, author (and nonprofit board member) Stephanie Roth provided hands-on guidance to help nonprofit staff and board members prepare for 21st century success.


Western North Carolina Nonprofit Pathways
P.O. Box 7667
Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 828-242-9028

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