Executive Exchange members sitting in a circle sharing ideas

Originally convened in 2014 by the Human Services Coalition, the Executive Exchange affinity group provides opportunities for area not-for-profit executive directors to share, learn, and discuss topics relevant to their sector. 


Executive Exchange (ExEx) supports and inspires not-for profit executive directors in Tompkins County through personal and professional growth, and networking opportunities that embody diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do.


EXEX will be an inclusive, inspiring community for current and emerging not-for-profit leaders in Tompkins County.


The Values of ExEx are Curiosity, Integrity, Equity and Community. This shows up for us in the following ways:

Curiosity. We are open to new ideas, information, and experiences that lead to learning and growth.

Integrity. We embrace accountable reliability and create a space for mutual trust and respect.

Equity. We make the organization accessible and inclusive, work to remove barriers and cultivate emerging leaders.

Community. We share and mobilize ideas and resources, collaborating and being intentionally welcoming and inclusive.

Meeting Schedule

Executive Exchange meets monthly on the SECOND THURSDAY from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.

Months alternate business and social meetings.

Business meetings take place at Lifelong (unless noted). Topic/theme and speakers subject to change.

Social meetings take place at Liquid State (unless noted)

Second Thursday of Each Month 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Type Topic
January 12, 2023 Business DEI Continuum with Trudy Pantalia, Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County and Gavin Mosely NYSEG Volunteer Program
February 9, 2023 Social Networking/Social Meeting
March 9, 2023 Business

‘Grow your Fundraising Revenue’ with Louis Diez, Vice President of Community for Almabase and founder of Donor Participation Project

Open to ExEx and AFP Members in Tompkins County.

Learn more and Register for the Event

April 13, 2023 Social Networking/Social Meeting
May 11, 2023 Business BOARD ENGAGEMENT Speaker TBD
June 29, 2023 Social Argos Inn at 4:30 pm
August 10, 2023 Social Ithaca Bakery, Triphammer Rd.
September 14, 2023 Business NON-PROFIT STRATEGY: Board Engagement with Cindy Wilcox
October 12, 2023 Social IEAD hosted by Heather McDaniel
November 2023 Business LEADERSHIP RETREAT, still working on exact date.
December 14, 2023 Social Networking/Social Meeting


Suggested membership donation for one year (January 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023) is $100. 
Please include the 2023 Executive Exchange Dues Invoice with your payment.

Social Media

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Upcoming Coaching Program for Executive Directors

Introducing… Leading In – a group coaching program for Tompkins County Executive Directors! This program is designed to bring together learning that matters to you and a community of fellow Executive Directors to reflect and learn with.

Amy Kohut of 1 Step Coaching and Consulting, in partnership with Executive Exchange (ExEx) and the Human Services Coalition (HSC), will offer a 4-week program called Leading In. This program will bring together a group of non-profit leaders for 4 weeks in a row at the same time each week. This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom.

Visit https://hsctc.org/2023/08/25/leading-in-program/ to learn more.