ED Lab: Proven Strategies for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders

This intensive 3-day program offers new and future nonprofit executives an expert, insider perspective on the strategies needed to effectively manage a board, brand, finances, and fundraising.

EDLab participants gain:

  • Tools and frameworks to develop a high-performing board of directors
  • Best practices for communications planning, marketing and advocacy
  • Skills and strategies for fundraising break-throughs
  • Knowledge of key financial documents and how financial measurement may be used to manage programs and organizations
  • An expanded network of colleagues that support mission-driven work


Wednesday, June 24

1:00 - 4:30pm Governance (SRH 3.316, includes 30 min break)

4:30 - 6:00pm Happy hour (Salty Sow - 1917 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78722)

Thursday, June 25

8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast Tacos & Coffee (RGK Center Common Area)

9:00am - 12:30pm Communications & Branding (SRH 3.316, includes 30 min break)

12:30 - 1:15pm Lunch (RGK Center Common Area)

1:15 - 4:45pm Development & Fundraising (SRH 3.316, includes 30 min break)

Friday, June 26

8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast Tacos & Coffee (RGK Center Common Area)

9:00am - 12:30pm Strategic Financial Management (SRH 3.316, includes 30 min active break)

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch (RGK Center Common Area)

Faculty Instructors

Julia Cuba Lewis, Executive Director of GENAustinJulia Cuba Lewis
Executive Director
Meg Poag, Executive Director, Literacy Coalition of Central TexasMeg Poag
Executive Director
Literacy Coalition
of Central Texas
Russell A. Smith, Executive Director of Austin Child Guidance CenterRussell A. Smith
Executive Director
Austin Child Guidance Center










Questions: Email mgalusky[at]austin[dot]utexas[dot]edu or call 512-232-4240