President, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind
MLP is a game changer for nonprofits. How many times have you heard nonprofit CEOs say, “We are the best kept secret in San Antonio.” MLP introduces you to the best-connected and most passionate people in our city. Time to get into MLP and out of the same, sad story. Thanks to MLP, you will never ever hear the Lighthouse say that again, because we aren’t a secret anymore.
We provide opportunities for graduates to serve as vital contributors in building a better San Antonio
The Masters Leadership Program (MLP)—with more than 650 graduates and 51 current students—is your dedicated partner, ally, and advocate in building strong, competent boards. With a mission to create opportunities for effective stewardship in a caring community, we serve nonprofit agencies and civic commissions. Our objective is to be a reliable source for strong leadership, proper governance, and credible fiduciary oversight.
Nonprofits, like most businesses, are impacted by the ever-changing environment of information technology, governmental regulations, human resources, social developments, and effective communication and marketing strategies. A strong board infused with individuals that have a variety of life experiences, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds can provide just the right foundational support an agency needs to deal with these challenges and achieve success.
Since 2004, MLP has established a highly effective Program for identifying, screening, and preparing accomplished, capable, and passionate individuals to serve our community as board members and civic leaders. Our graduates come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. Our rigorous Curriculum, the most highly regarded part of our Program, increases their community awareness, cultural competence, empathy, confidence, optimism, focus and inspiration to give back.
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