Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead    Renew

 Learn    Lead    Renew

 Learn     Lead    Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

Empowering Leaders for 97 years.


Clear your mind of outside stressors and discover the magic of Blue Ridge Institute. Invest in thought-provoking workshops and stimulating conversations. We secure amazing national speakers with proven solutions for leaders.


Enjoy a retreat setting amidst the pristine beauty of the Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA. Spend a special week away from business and life’s pressures to improve your commnuity and organizational leadership.


Relax and let go of everything beyond the moment. Come together to connect with fellow Blue Ridgers and build comradery and friendship that can last a lifetime. Relax together or alone in a summer camp-like environment.

‚ÄúAs a 40-plus-year BRI member, the first words that come to mind are acceptance, family, love, and fun. Next to my biological family, BRI has been the most important part of my life. As a Past President (2013), board member, and reporter for The BRI News, BRI is, simply put, my second home.”


Sarah Faircloth

Retired, Former BRI President 2013

“I get tremendous value from the conference programming, the extensive networking, and the BRI support about key organizational issues. BRI helps me be a better leader and a better person. I am thankful every day for BRI. As it grows, I’m excited to see how it supports more nonprofit leaders.”


Richard LaPratt

Interim Executive Director, 211 Chicago

‚ÄúThis past week, I had an amazing experience attending BRI. I met the most authentic, kind, brilliant people who I now get to claim as my family of choice. I found a place I can return to for years to come to refresh and renew, learn with colleagues, and foster friendships. This week gave me the energy and perspective I needed to deepen my soul. #grateful‚ÄĚ
Heather Black

Vice President , United Way of North Carolina

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