Mission Capital offers a powerful suite of learning and leadership courses designed to build the capacity and connectedness of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. These in-depth courses cover topics including leadership development, strategy and sustainability, employee engagement, conflict mitigation and more.

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Our three cohort-based leadership development programs are designed to meet the unique needs of the nonprofit professional across his or her career. Open to the public, these academies equip individual leaders with tools for success.


Emerging Leadership Academy


Becoming a social sector leader starts now. Understand your leadership style, hone your leadership skills and learn how to work with other leaders. (Next cohort begins Oct. 30)


Next Level Leadership Academy


Take advantage of your unique leadership style, gain skills and confidence needed to lead within your organization, and better understand community needs. (Next cohort begins Aug. 30)


Executive Leadership Academy


Equip and empower yourself to lead your organization and your community. Learn alongside other nonprofit CEOs/EDs in a candid, intimate environment. (Next cohort begins Nov. 29)




We provide customized trainings, designed for your unique organization, to help you grow and develop strong, healthy teams and people.


We support you in developing your leadership capacity and your team’s ability to lead themselves.

Through interviews, surveys and conversations, we thoroughly assess your specific areas for growth to customize your training opportunities. Our goal is to meet your organization’s real-time needs to ensure you’re able to effectively and successfully power your mission.




Combining a DIY approach with proven materials developed by our nonprofit consultants, these expert-guided working sessions set your team up for success.


Research shows that when you “learn by doing,” you better retain information and are prepared to take action on what you’ve learned.

Our hands-on intensive courses are designed to help your staff work through, and come away with, actionable results and tactics that have an immediate impact on your work.

Upcoming Team Intensives:



Attend expert-led, interactive courses that increase your capacity and confidence to lead effectively. Learn to navigate business processes; get started on projects, like a strategic plan, with our consultative support; and build your team’s expertise with highly-effective tools and training.


Affinity Meet-up:Leadership

We invite managers and HR staff to discuss best practices, and learn more about opportunities to develop your team. Affinity meet-ups are free to members! At Mission Cap... Read More

July 26, 2018

Board Essentials August 2018

This workshop provides the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member - and the staff who work with them - should know. Join us to learn... Read More

August 28, 2018

Next Level Leadership Academy, Fall 2018

The Next Level Leadership Academy is a three-month program designed for mid-career nonprofit professionals who are ready to better understand their role and grow their ab... Read More

August 30, 2018

Revenue Generator 2018

In today’s volatile nonprofit environment, it can be a struggle to generate the dollars you need to run your organization. Maintaining what you offer – let alone expandin... Read More

September 25, 2018

Building a Crisis Communication Plan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is designed for nonprofit communications teams and spokespeople. CEOs, executive directors, communication managers, program directors and b... Read More

October 4, 2018

Conflict Mitigation & Team Dynamics

Effective teams are more productive, healthy, and, not to mention, fun!  How do we celebrate our differences and maximize our talents, while staying committed to the work... Read More

October 10, 2018

Emerging Leadership Academy Fall 2018

“The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense that ... Read More

October 30, 2018

Strategy & Sustainability Intensive Fall 2018

Are you looking for a flexible strategic plan to respond to our rapidly changing world? Is your team short on time, but in need of a clear strategy to get your organizati... Read More

November 15, 2018

  • Mission Capital was great at helping us to move forward. They are a vital organization and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to work with them.

    Charlene OrrBoard Chair of Preservation Texas
  • We knew where we wanted to get to, but not how to get there. Mission Capital helped us get there.

    Cara FoxExecutive Director of the Christi Center
  • The Leadership Academy connected me to a wonderful cohort of like-minded colleagues, who are helping each other grow our careers beyond the program.

    Melissa HuebschAnnette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at UT Austin
  • Mission Capital staff have an excellent understanding of what it takes to run a nonprofit. They provide concrete strategies for nonprofits to improve programs, operations and impact.

    Steve ElliotExecutive Director of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Mission Capital helped us during a period of change and growth, first through their executive transitions program, then with strategic planning and board development. Our staff and board leadership are stronger because of their valuable work.

    Ronda RutledgeExecutive Director of the Sustainable Food Center
  • Mission Capital’s Outcomes Management Intensive was by far the best training our executive team has ever received. In a very short period of time, we walked away with not just general knowledge but specific, practical insights into how to structure our unique programs for long term success.

    Joe ElliottED, Catalyst Teen Center
    Outcomes Management Intensive, Spring 2015
  • Mission Capital is a wonderfully inspiring catalyst for organizational development, and for me personally.

    Melissa HuebschAnnette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at UT Austin
  • With Mission Capital, we have been clued into best practices and resources that would have been hard to come by on our own.

    Megan BuchananFinancial Literacy Coalition
  • The class gave me a solid foundation and provided best practices to run a successful non-profit. As a new executive director, the class empowered me to be more and understand my role as the leader of the organization.

    Tania Leskovar-OwensFoster Angels of Central Texas
    Executive Leadership Academy Graduate, Fall 2015
  • We thought we were doing well prior to this training but this launched us into a whole new level of community impact.

    Joe ElliottED, Catalyst Teen Center
    Outcomes Management Intensive, Spring 2015
  • Participating in Mission Capital’s Executive Leadership Academy was a rewarding and valuable way to spend my increasingly limited time.

    Susan NoldDirector, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at UT Austin
    Executive Leadership Academy Graduate, Fall 2015