Nonprofit Professionals Roundtable

What is the Nonprofit Professionals Roundtable?

The NPR was formed at the request of local nonprofit leaders who heard about the Executive Directors Roundtable. These nonprofit professionals didn’t qualify for Executive Director Roundtable, but were seeking their own network of peers to learn, grow and share ideas.

TVNPA is always listening and seeking to meet the needs of our nonprofit community, so the Nonprofit Professionals Roundtable was formed.

The Nonprofit Professionals Roundtable seeks to:

  • Provide education, training and best practices to those new to the nonprofit field (5 years of less)
  • Activate leaders to share new ideas and experiences to enhance the sector
  • Inspire a new generation of leaders with the enthusiasm and imagination to build on new opportunities and overcome challenges to strengthen the Tri-Valley community 

You’re Invited!

Would you like to develop a circle of peers for your own personal and professional development? Will you commit to 90 minutes a month for 6 months to connect exclusively with fellow emerging nonprofit leaders in a brave and supportive environment?

TVNPA invites you to join the NPR!

  • Build relationships to collaborate and partner with peers in your community
  • Share and hear about best practices and creative solutions
  • Discuss emerging issues and strategize effective solutions
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of nonprofits in the Tri-Valley
  • Increase your skills and leadership development opportunities
  • Expand access to peer advisors in the executive ranks of the nonprofit world

Participant Requirements:

  • Must work with a nonprofit organization
  • Participant must be new to the nonprofit sector ( 5 years or less)
  • Submit a completed application with the approval of your Executive Director
  • Participant agrees to prioritize attendance in meeting and contribute and a meaningful and respectful way
  • $100 participation fee for TVNPA Members, $125 for nonmembers

What to Expect:

  • 6 facilitated, in-person, meetings per year held at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center
  • Limited group size to facilitate strong relationships and communication (additional roundtables will be formed when level is reached)
  • Participants bring “brown bag” lunch. Coffee, drinks and dessert provided
  • Curated program to include industry specific topics in the nonprofit sector
  • Confidential sharing of best practices, emerging trends, current issues, and troubleshooting
  • Develop a trusted group of peer advisors in the executive ranks of the nonprofit world
  • Share and hear about best practices and creative solutions

ENPR Facilitator

Shaké Sulikyan, nationally-recognized nonprofit executive and former President & Executive Director, will facilitate TNVPA’s Nonprofit Professionals Roundtable.

Shaké is here to support the NPR by coordinating the group and the monthly discussions to ensure the program meets your expectations. As a former nonprofit executive director, she has lived experience and personal understanding of your needs and will keep them in mind in guiding the cohort.

Shaké Sulikyan is a nationally recognized nonprofit executive and changemaker. She’s dedicated her life to making the world a better place. Shaké has over two decades of experience in aligning talent and resources to drive large-scale initiatives, build fruitful relationships, and reach record-breaking goals. Her nonprofit career includes leadership roles in healthcare, academic medicine, higher education, social service and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. She has been a Tri-Valley resident since 2014 and served as President and Executive Director of ValleyCare Charitable Foundation for 5.5 years. In January 2022, she joined Boyden as an Executive Search Consultant and Senior Advisor, helping to build their social impact/nonprofit practice in the U.S. She moved to the U.S. at the age of 12 and currently lives in Livermore, CA with her husband and son who’s in 5th grade at Arroyo Seco Elementary School.  

Need more info? Contact Kathy Young, TVNPA CEO/President.
kathy@tvnpa.org