HANO Fellows is a cohort program for nonprofit executives designed to support leadership development, share nonprofit management principles and foster peer relationships in the Hawaiʻi nonprofit community. The program brings together emerging nonprofit directors, who represent diverse missions and perspectives, but have a shared dedication to serving the people and communities of Hawaiʻi, to learn together. The program fosters connections with seasoned nonprofit leaders who have been through the Weinberg Fellows program and with peers who have been through the other HANO Fellows cohorts.

This program will emphasize three priority areas that will be woven throughout all sessions:
·  Organizational health. Strengthening and supporting organizational health and well-being.
·  Equity and justice. Commitment to lifting up principles of racial equity and social justice.
·  Collaboration. Emphasis on collaborative relationships among internal board-staff leadership; alignment with external partners in order to work toward social change.

If you are a first time nonprofit Executive Director with 5 years or less experience in that role, who is leading a team at an organization with paid staff, and have an appetite for change and a commitment to learning and growth, this program is for you!  Priority will be given to Directors who might otherwise not have the opportunity for this type of professional development.

The cohort will meet one day a month (typically the third Friday of the month) via Zoom, beginning in April and concluding in November, with the first, last and middle sessions being in-person. 

Program Dates:

  • April 19 & 20 (in-person)
  • May 17
  • June 14 (2nd Friday)
  • July 19 
  • August 23 (4th Friday due to holiday; in-person)
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15 & 16 (in-person)

In-person sessions are scheduled as long as public health conditions allow.

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