Rising Leaders Institute

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands have partnered together to enhance the leadership capacity of young nonprofit professionals in the Omaha metro community through the Rising Leaders Institute (RLI).

RLI is a one-year program in which young professionals will learn skills necessary to achieve a nonprofit leadership position through (1) mentorship and (2) facilitated discussion with subject matter experts. 

  • Rising Leaders will have the opportunity to work with a mentor.
  • Facilitated discussion will revolve around leadership competencies including Leading Yourself & Leading With Others. 

Rising Leaders Institute participants will meet on the third Tuesday of the month, February - December, 2024.  Participants in the program are expected to attend all six RLI sessions. 

The 2024 Rising Leaders Planning Committee Includes:

  • Kimberly Barnes, Douglas County CASA
  • Belinda Boelter, Nebraska Medicine
  • Abby Fogle, ynpnGO Board RLI Chair
  • Cesar Garcia, Canopy South
  • Katie Griffen, Child Saving Institute
  • Abby Hughes, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
  • Michael Johnson, Avenue Scholars
  • Robert Patterson, Kids Can Community Center
  • Shayne Pearson, Family Service Lincoln
  • Andy Saladino, Youth Emergency Services
  • Erica Schumann, Women's Fund of Omaha
  • Hannah Tamayo, KVC Nebraska
  • Dan Walsh, NCS Hope Foundation
  • Hannah Young, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands