The Lee Institute
Our Services

Board Development & Greater Good

A strong board is critical to any organization’s success. The Lee Institute developed our signature program, Greater Good, in response to the need for more support in training and developing nonprofit leadership.

We developed and piloted Greater Good through the extraordinary generosity of PNC Bank and the Reemprise Fund and have offered basic and customized versions to small and large organizations interested in growing and strengthening its board leadership.

Our highly interactive curriculum includes:

We also offer one-on-one coaching and leadership development to nonprofit leaders and board members. Contact us for more information.

At Atrium Health, Nonprofit Board Service is a great way for our teammates to be involved in their communities and to make a difference. As we built out our system strategy for nonprofit board service we realized that we didn’t have a way to offer continuing education or board "sharpening" skills to our teammates. So, we contracted with the Lee Institute to provide the "Greater Good" program which has been well received. Over 150 teammates have opted to take the class and the feedback has been wonderful. The Lee Institute and Cyndee Patterson are so knowledgeable in this topic and have been amazing to work with. Their curriculum is precise, understandable, strategic, and thought provoking. It's become a core pillar of our system board strategy.
Matt Roden
Community Engagement and Corporate Responsibility
Atrium Health

Greater Good Podcasts

The Greater Good podcast library currently contains 11 conversations with prominent Charlotte board members, including this one with attorney and longtime board leader Valecia McDowell.

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