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Grant Opportunity | 2020 Future Leaders

Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Caroline Santayana, Association Manager


Do you aspire to rise up to a leadership position in our state and/or national association? Then consider applying for the SNA Future Leader’s Grant! This grant is intended to cultivate individuals who are willing to take the next step towards a leadership position on the SNA of Massachusetts board in the future.

The SNA Future Leaders Program, which is held in conjunction with SNA National Leadership Conference, is being held April 30 – May 2, in Tempe, AZ.

The National Leadership Conference (NLC) provides current and future state and national leaders with the opportunity to learn critical information about successfully leading a nonprofit association, to network with other leaders from across the country, and to gain new skills to become a more effective and engaging leader. Members from our executive board attend this exciting conference annually.

The Future Leaders Program provides focused, valuable, hands-on training and tools to new and upcoming future leaders of SNA. Future Leaders are given the opportunity to learn about the history, mission and vision of the association, network with other emerging SNA stars from across the country, hone leadership and communication skills, and learn from seasoned SNA leaders in a fun and interactive learning environment.

Application requirements:

To be considered for this grant applicants must be a current SNA member and hold either an SNA Certificate or SNS credential.


In addition, the ideal applicant should:

·        Be willing and able to assume a leadership position in SNA in the near future

·        Have been in the school nutrition profession for at least 3 years

·        Have strong association leadership potential and a belief in the importance of SNA

·        Have relevant volunteer experience for SNA

·        Have demonstrated interest in developing leadership abilities

·        Be committed to life-long learning

·        Be dedicated to a career in school nutrition

·        Be energetic and enthusiastic

If awarded, the grant covers the cost of the conference, hotel, meals and transportation.

Application due Friday, January 31, 2020. 

Email: or fax or mail to:

SNA of Massachusetts

c/o McKenna Mgmt.

 4 Lan Drive, Suite 310

Westford, MA 01886

Phone:  617-734-8822 Toll Free: 800-351-3139

Fax:  978-250-1117



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