Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
Add to Calendar 


Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce 
2 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Driving Directions 


Jessica Wrench 
Finger Lakes Grant Information Center 

FLGIC Foundation Friday:
7 Lessons Learned from Nonprofit Leaders


Nonprofit leaders face many challenges as they work toward achieving their missions. How best can they lead as they juggle multiple demands? Learn to recognize seven top pitfalls common to nonprofit leadership and how to rise above them. During this webinar, you will learn the key ingredients to: optimize your organization’s fundraising efforts, build collaborative partnerships with your board, and lastly, foster a strong, sustainable team and work culture.


Upon completion of this video, you should be able to:

  • Avoid seven common mistakes made by nonprofit executive directors
  • Develop and implement a plan of action to engage and collaborate with your organization’s board
  • Identify the roles your nonprofit’s leadership will play in fundraising
  • Modify internal practices to build a strong team and nurturing work environment
  • Learn some tips for sustainable time management practices

A special welcome to: New or aspiring executive directors, executive level nonprofit professionals and board chairs or any nonprofit management enthusiast.

Intended Audience:

All levels of experience
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Nonprofit startups


Sean Kosofsky, MPA 
Mind the Gap Consulting

Sean has worked in nonprofits for over 25 years, including as executive director for four organizations. He has led and raised millions of dollars for small and startup organizations, political organizations, and community initiatives. He offers coaching, consulting, and training through Mind The Gap Consulting. He has worked on a range of issues including LGBTQ+ equality, reproductive justice, voting access, bullying prevention and more.


Through the Finger Lakes Grant Information Center, you can…

  • gain access to the Foundation Center databases listing of over 140,000 foundations and over 4 million grants.
  • find answers to your questions about statistics that address issues of local concern.
  • attend the workshops, forums, and panels of interest to you, scheduled throughout the year, on topics ranging from fundraising to social media to nonprofit sustainability and board governance.
  • meet with our Grant Supervisor to find the answers to your questions regarding access to information that will help you be successful in your pursuit of funding.

For More information on FLGIC click here.