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Leading From Within was founded in 2008 when Ken Saxon and Kim Stokely launched the Courage to Lead program to invest in renewal, leadership development and peer community for experienced nonprofit executive leaders. Since then, more than 60 Executive Directors have participated in this year-long professional development program.

In 2012, the organization expanded in an effort to support the growth of the Courage to Lead and its growing alumni program, and also to build additional needed programming for others driven to lead in their communities through their work in nonprofit organizations.

In January 2013, Leading From Within launched two new programs — its Emerging Leaders Program to develop the next generation of professional nonprofit leaders, and the Katherine Harvey Fellows program (in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation) to develop future community and volunteer leaders in Santa Barbara County.

>Learn more about Leading From Within Programs

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