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Leading From Within
Phone: (805) 203-6940
Executive Director: Ed France


Investing in leaders that serve the public good.
We live in a region filled with dedicated leaders who give their whole selves towards improving our communities, but, sadly, who too often work in an environment of scarcity, isolation and competition. We need social sector leaders who are prepared, renewed, connected and collaborating, and who represent the broad diversity of our region.
At Leading From Within, we foster a dynamic network of public-minded leaders who know each other, trust each other, and are better able to work together to improve our communities. This investment better ensures that leaders can address some of society’s more persistent challenges.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

“Our local nonprofit organizations are an integral part of the fabric that makes Santa Barbara special. Leading From Within provides the critical training that enables the talented and passionate people who lead those organizations to continually increase their effectiveness. I donate to Leading From Within so that more of our dedicated nonprofit leaders are able to have access to its excellent programs.”
– Maryan Schal

What Impact Will My Gift Have?

$5,000 – Fully invest in transformative work by sponsoring a social sector leader in one of our programs.
$2,500 – Offset the cost of a leadership program that promotes professional and personal growth of rising social sector leaders.
$1,000 – Provide new learning material and resources for our alumni communities committed to self growth.
$500 – Support our Leader Circles of peer learning within our network built on deep and intimate trust.

Board of Directors

Ben Romo
Jennifer Reitz
Jim Morouse
Ken Saxon, Founder and Board Chair
Lois Mitchell
Michael Medel
Paul Lynch
Rebecca Anderson
Saul Serrano
Sigrid Wright
Victoria Juarez