Fellowship

Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Fellows Program 2016

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Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Fellows program elevates, cultivates, and advances charitable sector leaders, age 40 and under, to have an impact on society’s most pressing challenges.

Requirements:

  • Fellows are diverse, mid-career, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, age 40 and under at Independent Sector member organizations.
  • Fellows come together for a year-long leadership development experience where they strengthen their leadership capacities, learn the art of adaptive leadership, grow their network of emerging and established charitable sector leaders and work on a team-based collaborative project to address a leadership challenge in the sector.
  •  The American Express NGen Fellows program offers the opportunity to develop professionally and grow your network. You also become a part of a supportive and powerful community of next generation leaders. In fact, if you work in the charitable sector odds are you have probably heard about, worked with or sought out partnerships with some of our Fellows or Fellows Alumni.

Selection Criteria

American Express NGen Fellows Program are looking for diverse, mid-career, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, age 40 and under, who are addressing societal challenges but also want to grow professionally, impact their organizations, and the charitable sector. We are also looking for individuals who:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to advancing the nonprofit community through collaboration and partnership;
  • Have an established track record of high-impact contributions to the public good;
  • Exhibit continued leadership potential for their organization and, more broadly, for the charitable community;
  • Are age 40 or under as of November 16, 2016
  • Are employed at an Independent Sector member organization; and
  • Are available to participate in all elements of the program.

Fellows Requirements:

  • Fellows participate in four in-person gatherings, six virtual convenings, assigned readings, case consultancies, and a team-based collaborative project.
  • The four in person gatherings involve attending two Independent Sector Conferences and traveling to Washington, DC twice to learn and network with your cohort.

Benefits:

Thanks to the generous support of American Express, the Fellowship includes participation in the 12-month leadership development program and complimentary conference registration and hotel accommodations for the 2016 Independent Sector Conference in Washington, DC.

Fellows are responsible for the following program related expenses:

  • Travel to the 2016 Independent Sector conference in Washington, DC in November 2016
  • Travel and hotel accommodations to the two (2) in-person cohort meetings in Washington, DC in March 2017 and July 2017
  • Registration, travel and hotel accommodations to the 2017 Independent Sector Conference in Detroit, MI in October 2017

*Please note that nominal stipends to help offset the travel and hotel accommodations to the March 2017, July 2017 and October 2017 in-person convenings may be available on an as needed basis but are not guaranteed.

Timeline for the 2016 American Express NGen Fellows program?

Four in-person meetings

November 14-18, 2016 Independent Sector Conference – Washington, DC
March 2017 Cohort convening – Washington, DC
July 2017 Cohort convening – Washington, DC
October 23-27, 2017 Independent Sector Conference – Detroit, MI

Six virtual convening (via phone and video)

January 2017 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
February 2017 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
April 2017 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
May 2017 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
June 2017 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET
September 2017 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ET

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Fellows program

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