About Linda Jenkins
Linda Jenkins is a nonprofit governance and leadership consultant with over 33 years of professional experience. She has owned her own company – Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) – for eleven years. JCG services increase nonprofit organizational effectiveness through strategic planning, board development, leadership training, and meeting facilitation. JCG has successfully completed 59 projects for 44 organizations in Oklahoma and Texas.
Before establishing JCG in 2007, Ms. Jenkins honed her professional skills through positions with the City of Long Beach, the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW). Her management positions with the City of Long Beach included serving as the Police Department’s first civilian Budget Administrator and the Health Department’s Administrative Officer. As Community Investments Vice President at TAUW, she redesigned and continually enhanced the tools and procedures it used to allocate funds to health and human services agencies. She consistently received “outstanding” quality ratings from TAUW’s volunteers.
JCG services encompass the most current trends in nonprofit governance and leadership. Ms. Jenkins is an active BoardSource member and is one of two BoardSource Certified Governance Trainers® (CGT’s) in Oklahoma. As a CGT, she offers governance training using BoardSource-approved curriculum in the following areas: roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, board-staff partnership, board structure, board’s role in fundraising, the board-building cycle, and board performance assessment.
Ms. Jenkins moved to Tulsa when she was 10 years old. She graduated from Holland Hall Upper School as Student Council President and Girl of the Year. She holds an A.B. Degree in History and Urban Studies from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded the Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson Fellowship to support her studies at UT.
Ms. Jenkins is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa and LEAD North (previously North Tulsa Development Council). Currently, she serves as Past President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and Vice Chair of the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee. Previously, she served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter (Long Beach, CA), Youth Services of Tulsa, and Friends of Tulsa City-County Libraries. She has received community service awards including an Evergreen Spirit Award from the AIDS Coalition of Tulsa, a Leadership Vision Award from Tulsa C.A.R.E.S., and a Good News Award from Camp Fire USA Green Country Council.
When she’s not working, she sharpens her understanding of team dynamics and effective coaching by watching women’s NCAA and WNBA basketball games.
As a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, Linda Jenkins offers governance training among nonprofit organizations using BoardSource-approved curriculum in the following areas: roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, board-staff partnership, board structure, board’s role in fundraising, the board-building cycle, and board performance assessment.
Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter – Linda Jenkins, member since 2011, Program Committee member – 2014, At-Large Board Member – 2015, Vice President of Programming – 2016, President-Elect – 2017, President – 2018, and Past President – 2019
Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries, Board Member – 2015 to 2018, Assistant Treasurer and Development Committee Chair – 2016 to 2018
Equality Business Alliance – Jenkins Consulting Group, member since 2011 – Leadership Team member and Tulsa Regional Chamber liaison, 2012-2013
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits – Linda Jenkins – certified consultant since 2012, Jenkins Consulting Group – Business Member since 2018
Sustainable Tulsa – Jenkins Consulting Group, Business Member – Supporter 2012-2014
Leadership Tulsa – Linda Jenkins, Graduate of Class 25 (1998-99)
LEAD North (formerly North Tulsa Development Council) – Linda Jenkins, Graduate of Class 2 (2010-2011)