Leadership Coaching for Nonprofits

SDPCA is a nonprofit membership association whose members are experienced business, life, and other professional development coaches who live and work in the greater San Diego community. Our members, many of whom are already involved in providing coaching to nonprofits, tell us that many nonprofits are not aware of the benefits of using coaches for their management team.

As a service to nonprofit organizations in the greater San Diego community, several of our members have agreed to work with nonprofits on a pro bono basis for a limited time to help them experience the benefits of working with a coach.

What are the benefits to a nonprofit that could come from working with a coach?

  • Improve engagement by staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders.
  • Engage staff/volunteers that are more aligned with the organization’s mission.
  • Discover more effective ways to utilize scarce human and financial resources.
  • Personal and professional development of staff/volunteers that lead to improved organizational outcomes.
  • Improve morale and develop an esprit de corps organizational culture.
  • Discover external partnerships, increasing community impact/outreach and positive exposure that can lead to potential new funding opportunities.
  • Develop interpersonal relationship skills.

What are our members offering to nonprofits?

Several Coach Members of SDPCA have expressed an interest in participating in this initiative so that nonprofits can experience the benefits of working with a coach. They have agreed to enter into coaching agreements with nonprofits on a pro bono basis (subject to availability) for a period not to exceed 90 days.

Which nonprofits qualify for this offer?

To qualify for this limited-time offer, a nonprofit must be a charitable association organized under IRS code 501 (c) 3 with a mission focus on the greater San Diego community and not currently working with a coach.

How does the Nonprofit Coaching initiative work?

If you want to experience how working with a coach can benefit your organization, follow these simple steps:

  1. Determine what you believe you would want to achieve from a coaching relationship.
  2. Select the Find a Coach tab at the top of this page or click on Find a Nonprofit Coach below. You will see a list of Coach Members who are participating in our Nonprofit Initiative. Review the list of coaches and select the ones you want to contact for more information.
  3. Discuss with the coach how they would approach working with you, such as: who would be involved, number of sessions, hours involved, meeting face to face or remotely, etc.
  4. Agree upon a suitable working relationship with the coach. Coaches typically prepare an agreement setting out their parameters, such as who will participate, cancellation policies, and agreeing to take progressive actions to achieve the objectives set at the beginning of the relationship.
  5. At the conclusion of the working relationship, please contact the president of SDPCA and give feedback relating to your experiences with this initiative.


SDPCA is a nonprofit membership association. Its members provide coaching and other services in their own name or in the name of their businesses to individual clients. SDPCA does not attest to the experience, qualifications or accuracy of the information provided in their profile as the coach is solely responsible for providing that information. SDPCA cannot endorse any member coach nor does it take responsibility for the performance of their services. SDPCA is not a party to any agreement between a coach and his or her client and, as such, SDPCA cannot advise, resolve or mediate any issue that a client asserts against a coach.


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