I. Barry Goldberg

Executive Coach & Facilitator

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Do you lead a not-for-profit



Six years ago, I began forming private, invitation only peer groups here in Central Arkansas in partnership with Vistage International. It started with peer groups of owners and CEOs.  Then I added a group of Key Executives (CFOs/ COOs/CIOs/ SVPs). I have had members of the Not-for-Profit community at those tables – and they have thrived.

But Not-for-Profit organizations are different from commercial companies. Not for-Profit leaders are founders and builders, but they are stewards rather than owners. They are truly mission oriented. They are building communal assets, serving a specific constituency or supporting a social need rather than pursuing personal wealth, equity or an eventual sale. And their boards’ composition, oversight and governance are different for the same reason. 

And yet, Not-for-Profit leaders must deal with many of the same challenges that any organizational leader faces:











Regulatory issues…

Board relations….


So… a private peer advisory group for Not-for-Profit leaders will be a powerful support system for not only the members- but for raising the quality of leadership, governance and execution for the Not-for-Profit community as a whole.




Introducing a Private Peer Advisory Group for NFP Leaders Only

  • Meetings: Eight times a year (January-May and September-November), usually on Thursdays of the second full week of the month.
  • Two Overlapping sessions: (8:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 11:00 AM-4:00 PM).  Come to either session- or to both!
  • Remaining months- we hold a 2-hour express version of our meeting from 8-10 AM.
  • September meeting is our annual overnight retreat (in Arkansas)
  • Vistage Executive Summit in February, an annual meeting in Dallas of over 800 business leaders.
  • Invitations to Vistage speakers visiting Barry’s other Vistage groups (2 per year).


Members: CEOs (and COOs with operating authority) of central Arkansas not-for-profit organizations — no competitors, no conflicts


Hosting: Members host in rotation (Meeting room light breakfast and lunch for guests and Host Presentation)


This group will launch in late Spring 2019. Contact Barry for more information

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