Over the past two years, CIL has benefited from the contributions of Tony Wagner and Steve Lepinski, both recognized by Minnesota's nonprofit community as transformational leaders. Along with recognition at Minnesota's annual nonprofit leadership conference, these individuals were invited to contribute to the ongoing work of CIL for a year as one of our Executive Leadership Fellows.
Both received this award because of their demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector, but also their active fostering of collective action across power structures, organizations and sectors. According to the award criteria, transformational leaders:
- Effectively demonstrate commitment to the nonprofit sector, serving 20 years or more in strategic and significant roles.
- Enhance the success and knowledge of other nonprofits and nonprofit leaders.
- Work across boundaries to develop transformational solutions.
If you know someone who fits this description, please nominate him or her by May 3rd. The award will be announced at the 2013 Minnesota Nonprofit Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
This year's theme is "Crossroads for Government and Nonprofit Collaboration." Attendees will explore the historic relationships, the current realities and the future visions for cross boundary activity across these two sectors.