“The thing that really inspires me about the ella leadership group is the opportunity to be able to come together with other Chief Execs and MDs from the not for profit sector, to be able to share issues in a safe environment, and to be able to hear from some of the best brains.”

Sue PortoCEO

“My entire organisation has completely changed with the help that I have had from ella Members.”

John CarrollCEO

“It’s like a family coming together. We have common causes. We are all different, but we have common links because we are trying to do something better for our cause.”

Orin LewisChief Exec.

“I can come to ella and discuss things with that support that I can then go back to volunteers with and help them and push them with their development.”

Shelley MarshExec. Director

“It’s made a big difference to me personally, but it has also made a difference to my organisation... sparked ideas... re-prioritising issues.”

Ellie PendredCEO

“Since joining one of the Ella groups I have developed a greater sense of social purpose and how as an MD I can be supportive to others. One of the other major benefits has been the connection with like-minded MD’s of other small organisations whether they are in the charity or commercial sector—it’s like “tapping into the wisdom of the people in the room”.

Being part of a small supportive group has been a humbling experience as you discover the types of challenges others face and the steps they have taken to overcome them.

From a business point of view the mentoring I have received from my contact with Ella has led me to create a new business venture which has been a great success and I now employ 4 staff in the UK and 13 in the Philippines.”

Rupert HonywoodMD

ella is a crucial way for leaders of charities to gather support and develop their own leadership ability, which is a key ingredient for organisational success.”

Nick AldridgeChief Executive (Global)

“Everyone has very similar issues and, in fact, even in different types of charities many of the solutions and the way you reach the solutions are actually the same. So, learning from my peers is probably the most important part of the experience for me.”

Lorrain GaileyCEO