We support leadership and organizational development in youth serving non-profits


We provide learning opportunities for our members to deepen their leadership and organizational capacity.

Why leadership and organizational development?

We believe that a networked community of professionals can move the field forward by sharing knowledge and working together to tackle the issues we face in serving the young people of King County. YDEKC supports professional learning through workshops, communities of practice, and networking opportunities.

How do we provide leadership and organizational development support?

  • We offer workshops of interest to our membership on topics such as advocacy, social and emotional learning, measurement and evaluation, racial equity, and partnerships.
  • We convene cohort-based communities of practice in several different areas. Current 2017 – 2018 CoP topics include Summer Learning, School-Community Partnerships, Racial Equity (in partnership with Nonprofit Assistance Center and Fostering Real Opportunities), and executive leaders of girl-serving organizations (in partnership with Women’s Funding Alliance).
  • We connect our members to others in the community offering leadership and organizational development resources through social media and our regular Field Notes e-newsletter.

For more information, contact Anne Arias.