March, April and May 2022

Sports Philanthropy Network & DRG are pleased to offer a multi-faceted learning opportunity for executive leaders of mission-driven sports organizations. 

Leading a Mission-Driven Sports Organization 

A SixWeek Learning Series for Executive Leaders 

Designed for Executive Directors and CEOs of mission-driven sports organizations, each of the six sessions in the learning series will engage up to fifteen executives in an interactive learning journey that includes:

  • Six one-hour sessions, each focused on a particular aspect of organizational or individual leadership
  • Pre- and post-webinar readings and action-planning resources
  • Up to one hour of individualized consultation around a webinar topic of the executive’s choice
  • The opportunity to network with other executives in the Mission- Driven sports community 
Each interactive session will focus on one of the topics below, with content customized to participants’ current needs and challenges as identified in a survey completed at registration. 


Registration Limited to 15 participants

1) Mission

  • Exam & realign your mission to succeed in a changing world
  • Define what success looks like for your organization

2) Strategy

  • Creating a strategic plan for the immediate & long-term
  • Creating buy-in internally & externally
  • Telling your story 

3) Building a Dynamic Board

  • Knowing your board and creating accountability 
  • Defining the purpose of your board
  • Diversify your board
  • Getting things done

 4) Building a Dream Team 

  • Organizational Structure
  • Knowing your staff
  • Succession Planning

5) Developing your Organization’s Culture

  • Defining your culture internally
  • Living out your core values

6) Finding Joy 

  • Avoiding burnout
  • Delegation 
  • Enjoying the Journey! 

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to be among 15 Executive Directors to get focused and intensive feedback to fuel the growth of your organization!


Tuition $495

Registration Limited to 15 participants


John Moser, CEO, CityLax

CEO, CityLax

I know we are all super busy with lots of balls in the air.  (literally!) I can honestly tell you this was the best hour I spent every week!  The Masterminds class is engaging, thought provoking and a great sounding board for new ideas.  This is a terrific opportunity to learn from other leaders in the mission-driven sports space.

Sarah Dwyer-Shick,

Sports Bra Project

The SPN ED Masterminds program provided a unique opportunity to connect with others working in similar organizations and navigating many of the same areas we are with The Sports Bra Project. The content and information presented was extremely relevant and the breakout discussions provided an opportunity to both share ideas and build lasting relationships with like minded organizations.  Absolutely worth the time commitment.


Daniel Chamberlin

San Ramon FC

Sarah Dwyer-Shick

Sports Bra Project

Brandon Frayne

Boys on the Right Track

Tony Giarla

AVP First

Kevin Gigax

SCGA Jr. Golf Foundation

Daren Heaton

Science of Sport

Jen Heinrich

Girls Rugby

Stephanie Infante

Lindy Infante Foundation

John Moser

City Lax

Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix

Love Serving Autism

Doug Rifenberg

Victory Sports

Tina Sernett

Sports Shed

Christopher Terry


Cecelia Townes


Mary Kate Vanecko

Box United

Brian Walsh

Basket Brigade