Learn     Lead    Renew

 Learn    Lead    Renew

 Learn     Lead    Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

95 Years of Supporting Nonprofit Leaders



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 rustic retreat set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala National Forest in the mountains of Western North Carolina at Fontana Village Resort. Spend a special week away from business and life’s pressures.


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.

Are you a community service leader looking for a different kind of leadership development experience?

The Blue Ridge Institute may be just what you are looking for.

“BRI has been a tremendous opportunity for both me AND my daughter. We have learned alot, mmade life-long friends and grown closer. I am grateful for this chance for world-class development while also spending time with my family”

Susan McGrath

Cocoa Beach, FL

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