What We Do


The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) have formed the Chamber Leadership Alliance (CLA), to produce and deliver a best-in-class intersectional Chamber Leadership Development Program (CLDP), funded by top small business lender Wells Fargo. The CLDP is an essential step in strengthening local diverse chambers across the country. With stronger diverse chamber leaders throughout the United States, these organizations are able to provide more opportunities for local diverse business owners, concurrently strengthening local economies and increasing the ability for diverse business owners to scale their enterprises and underscore our importance to the small business engine that makes the U.S. economy run.

The CLA initiative is aimed at educating and developing leaders of diverse state and local chambers of commerce to support America’s growing diverse entrepreneurs. The diverse business communities represented by the CLA account for an annual estimated contribution of over $3 trillion to the US economy along with significant contributions to the marketplace, workplace and supply chain.


Our Core Competencies


Fundraising, Grant Writing & Access to Capital

Grants can be an effective part of a chamber’s overall financial strategy and program delivery. However, knowing what kind of grants to pursue and how to effectively apply them can make all the difference between success and utter frustration.


Leadership Development & Chamber Governance

Chamber leaders can trigger big changes with broad-reaching effects – ranging from innovations and exponential growth to organizational crises and membership atrophy. Leaders who seek to ensure their organization’s success in the evolving environment must be prepared and proactive.


Strategic Planning & Business Plan Development

A strategic planning process identifies strategies that will best enable a nonprofit to advance its mission. For chambers, one of the most integral factors in the organization is ensuring they are strong and self-sustainable.


Administration & Sustainability

Sustainable leadership creates and preserves sustaining learning, secures success over time and sustains the leadership of others.