About Linda Jenkins

Linda Jenkins helps nonprofit leaders create social change. As a board governance consultant, she provides leaders with strategic approaches to facilitate mission achievement.

Her customized services include strategic planning, board assessment and development, program assessment and evaluation, and disrupting unconscious bias training. She provides her services virtually through one-on-one and group consultation, online surveys, webinars, workshops, and meeting and retreat facilitation. Linda tailors her services to fit client needs for practical strategic solutions. She has owned her own company – Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) – for thirteen years. JCG has successfully completed 67 projects for 49 organizations in Oklahoma and Texas.

Before establishing JCG in 2007, Linda 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. Linda is an active BoardSource member and is one of two BoardSource Certified Governance Consultants® (CGC’s) in Oklahoma. As a CGC, 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.

Driven by her passion to help nonprofit leaders create inclusive workplaces and diverse and inclusive boards, Linda became certified to facilitate Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace workshops through the Cultural Intelligence Center in August 2019. Through JCG, she offers customizable half-day, full-day and two-day unconscious bias virtual workshops for nonprofit volunteer and staff leaders.

Linda completed Leadership Tulsa in 1999 and North Tulsa Development Council in 2011. Currently, she serves as President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and Vice Chair of the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee. She served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter (Long Beach, CA), Youth Services of Tulsa, and Friends of Tulsa City-County Libraries. Her community service awards include an Evergreen Spirit Award (AIDS Coalition of Tulsa), a Leadership Vision Award (Tulsa C.A.R.E.S.), and a Good News Award (Camp Fire USA Green Country Council).

Linda 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 received the Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson Fellowship to support her studies at UT.

Linda is an avid women’s basketball fan. She loves to sharpen her coaching and teamwork skills by watching NCAA and WNBA games. She has traveled to nine Women’s Final Fours. She is looking forward to watching the Final Four broadcasts from The Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas in April 2021.

Professional Affiliations

BoardSource – Linda Jenkins, member of BoardSource since 2008 – Earned Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education in April 2012 and became  BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant in November 2012

As a BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant, 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, Past President – 2019, Vice President of Finance – 2020, and President – 2021

Cultural Intelligence Center – Linda Jenkins certified to facilitate Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (now Unconscious Bias Train-the-Trainer) workshop in August 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

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)