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The Greater Rochester area is a stronger, more vibrant and caring community because of not-for-profit leadership excellence within our member organizations.

Welcome to the Council of Agency Executives!

We are a membership association for leaders of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Rochester area of Upstate New York. Member benefits include networking and educational opportunities, information sharing, inspiration and support to the nonprofit executive who strives to lead with excellence. Our programs feature community leaders, experts, and other members sharing experiences. 

We hope you'll join us!

2021 CEO/ED Programs

  • January 13: ”Understanding Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace” presented by Kesha Carter
  • February date tbd: Round-table conversations with peers
  • March date tbd: Succession planning for your board



Networking with Peers

No one understands the challenges of being a CEO like another CEO. The Council offers access to peers in other fields, of varying tenure, and with a wide range service and sizes. Whatever the issue, one of our members has experience with it. 

Educational Opportunities

The Council promotes continuous improvement as a process and a style of management. Educational programs can help improve your management skills, as well as bring best practices to your organization.