The executive coaching program designed specifically for African-American nonprofit leaders launched by Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) has recently recruited a third cohort of participants. The PACE coaching program evolved from research that found black nonprofit leaders frequently feel isolated, and don’t have access to as much professional and leadership development training as their white counterparts. PACE launched its coaching pilot in 2015 for nine nonprofit leaders with an initial grant of about $50,000 from McAuley Ministries. The funding allows PACE to pay coaches a stipend while the nonprofit participants don’t pay a fee. The response to the four-month pilot was so positive that McAuley agreed to fund a four-month extension and last year, McAuley allocated $57,200 for 11 nonprofit leaders to participate in a six-month cohort. Recently, McAuley provided a grant of $60,500 for a third cohort. PACE is has recruited 14 participants including 10 nonprofit executives and four “next generation” staff members.