M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


Our Leadership and Capacity Building enrichment programs help nonprofit executives, board members, business and community leaders, young professionals and other influencers grow to better serve their organizations and communities.

Board Leadership & Development Program

The Trust offers three specific training programs that give nonprofit organizations and individuals the insights, tools, and templates for building board capacity, and creating a sustainable future.

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Essentials of Development

This training focuses on fundraising in today’s increasingly complex nonprofit marketplace. It is helpful for start-up, small or midsize organizations seeking to build a sustainable development program.

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Succession Planning

The Trust offers periodic day-long succession planning workshops for nonprofit organizations across the Pacific Northwest.

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Leadership Now Conference

This annual event connects executive leaders of primarily faith-based organizations to encourage their personal and professional growth.

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Vision & Call Internships

This initiative helps faith-based organizations across the Pacific Northwest develop ministry internship programs for young adults, typically traditional-aged college students and recent graduates.Our vision is to help give interns the opportunity to consider their vocational direction while gaining meaningful work experience in a special nonprofit setting.

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Women in Leadership

Women in leadership gather annually to network for professional development and support.

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Coaching Network

The Murdock Trust offers several coaching opportunities, including a two-year executive peer learning cohort that connects leaders from around the country.

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The Trust guides nonprofit organizations through every level of their development through grants and other resources.

The Trust has a wealth of knowledge and experience that can make all the difference to you and your organization.