In 2006, the Nonprofit Service Center launched the Executive Director Leader Circle to benefit nonprofit professionals in the panhandle.

Nonprofit executive directors work in environments that are often isolated. They need a support group that can provide honest assessments and ideas regarding challenges, opportunities and frustrations.  The purpose of the Executive Director Leader Circle is to provide a confidential environment where nonprofit leaders can learn and interact with their peers.

An experienced facilitator helps participants use the Leader Circle to identify and meet their specific needs. April Leming has been a member of the Executive Leader Circle for the past five years. She takes a fun, interactive approach to meetings and looks forward to facilitating a beneficial learning and networking opportunity for all participants.

2017 Executive Director Leader Circle


April Leming

Executive Director, The Bridge

Meeting Dates:

January 4, 2017
February 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017
June 7, 2017
August 2, 2017
September 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017

Meeting Time:
8:30 – 9:30 AM

Meeting Location:
Amarillo Area Foundation

Neely Conference Center

801 S. Fillmore, 7th floor

2017 Leader Circle Half-Year Fee: $50   

To register for the last four 2017 Executive Director Leader Circle meetings and pay online with a credit card, click here.

To register by downloading the form and mailing it in with your check, click here.

Comments from previous Leader Circle participants:

“I have been an executive director for 19 years and still learn so much during the Leader Circles from my peers. It is wonderful to find out that big or small, all of our organizations have some of the same problems.  It also brings me up to date on many of the issues facing nonprofit organizations today.” 

“The Leader Circle is a meeting I look forward to attending each time. We are able to determine topics as a group that address current needs and issues. In addition to the excellent information presented, we are also able to share best practices, ideas, and peer-to-peer support.”