First Nations’ L.E.A.D. Institute Conference
An essential component of First Nations’ nonprofit capacity-building strategy is our Leadership, Entrepreneurial, and Apprenticeship Development (L.E.A.D.) Institute Conference that trains emerging and existing Native nonprofit leaders, including staff members from many of our grantee organizations. For 22 years First Nations held an annual L.E.A.D. Institute Conference for Native American nonprofit professionals, tribal leaders and anyone interested in Native nonprofits, business and philanthropy. In 2017 it transitioned to being a biennial event. We widely publicize each conference, which is usually held in September or October. The next one will be held in 2020.