Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead    Renew

 Learn    Lead    Renew

 Learn     Lead    Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

 Learn     Lead     Renew

Empowering Nonprofit Leaders Since 1927


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.

‚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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