Lexington Charity Selected for Unique Leadership Training Program

Shepherd’s House among 14 selected for six-month program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington-based Shepherd’s House has been selected to participate in the Stand Together Foundation’s Catalyst Program, management training and peer learning
program to help nonprofits grow, scale and replicate their success.

Shepherd’s House is one of 14 nonprofits chosen to join the growing community of more than 220 organizations in all 50 states, transforming the lives of over one million Americans through bottom-up empowerment. Shepherd’s House was selected from hundreds of nonprofits through a thorough vetting process and accepted into the program after rigorous evaluation.

Nonprofits joining the Stand Together Foundation’s Catalyst program are known to disrupt the status quo, demonstrate “outside the box” thinking, and adopt community-centered and people-centered approaches. Program criteria also include proven results and the potential for scale and cultural impact.

“This group of 14 leaders represents incredible innovation in the nonprofit sector,” said Evan Feinberg, Executive Director of the Stand Together Foundation. “They are already challenging business as usual approaches and helping individuals transform their lives in their communities. Together, we hope to deepen their impact both in their communities and across the country. “

“The Shepherd’s House is delighted and honored to have been selected to participate in the Stand Together Foundation Catalyst Program. We are excited to be able to work with other cohort members and learn more about the groundbreaking work they are doing across the country, while also sharing the mission of the Shepherd’s House and the hope that she has inspired over the past 30 years, ”CEO Jared Thomas.

The Catalyst Program is a six-month peer-to-peer management training program. The experience will equip Shepherd’s House leaders with new tools and approaches to deepen its impact and extend its reach. The program serves as a launch pad for a long-term partnership with the Stand Together Foundation, including principle-based management coaching, leadership development, operational support and access to a community of peer entrepreneurs, influential philanthropists and business leaders.

Shepherd’s House will join 13 other organizations led by social entrepreneurs in its cohort experiment which officially begins on March 22, 2022. T

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