Linda Jenkins is a nonprofit governance and leadership consultant with over 30 years of professional experience. She has owned her own company - Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) - for nine years. JCG services increase nonprofit organizational effectiveness through strategic planning, board development, leadership training, and meeting facilitation. JCG has successfully completed over 43 projects for 32 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 North Tulsa Development Council. She was appointed to the City of Tulsa, Sales Tax Overview Committee in February 2017. Currently, she is serving on the board of directors for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries. This year, as President-Elect of ATD Tulsa, she’s serving as Chair of the 2017 ATD Oklahoma State Conference. Previously, she served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter in Long Beach, CA, and Youth Services of Tulsa. 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.
For more information about Ms. Jenkins and JCG, visit www.jenkinscg.com.
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