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Independent Sector's NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders From Next to Now builds the capacity of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders age 40 and under to have significant impact on society's toughest challenges. Over the past five years, NGen leaders have addressed society's most complex leadership challenges, realized personal growth, and accessed a strong network of visionary, committed leaders. Emerging leaders in NGen have opportunities for: 
  • Professional and leadership development,
  • Networking and peer support,
  • Connections with established sector leaders, and
  • Recognition for achievements.

The NGen program contributes to the cultivation of new talent, empowers NGeners to contribute to their organizations, and emphasizes the role of emerging leaders in the development of the broader nonprofit community.



NGen Webinar: Rocking the Boat Without Falling Out

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014       Time: 2 pm - 3:00 pm EST     Cost: $10 IS and EPIP Members, $20 Nonmembers

It takes more than a strong captain to help a ship reach its destination. A strong crew is essential to navigating uncharted waters. If an organization wants to move from where it is to where it wants to be, it needs the ideas and energy of its people.

To learn how you can become an effective change-agent within your organization, join us on July 29 for our webinar, “Rocking the Boat Without Falling Out: Creating Change in Organizations.” Generously sponsored by the American Express Foundation.

This webinar will provide you with the tips and techniques that you’ll need to navigate organizational structures and weather the rough seas that can sometimes result from being the catalyst for real change.


Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Kastelic, 2014 recipient of the American Express NGen Leadership Award!

Sarah is deputy director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), where she leads transformational work to further policy research that empowers American Indian and Alaska Native communities to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. Click here to read more about Sarah's work and accomplishments.

Registration open for the 2014 NGen Pre-Conference

Registration is open for the 2014 NGen Pre-Conference Program at the IS National Conference, November 15-16, 2014 in Seattle! This year’s pre-conference will focus on network and movement building, equipping nonprofit leaders with the leadership skills and personal network necessary to co-create the future of the social sector. Click here to learn more.


Join IS NGen at Sector Conferences this June

Planning to attend Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta? Then join fellow emerging leaders at the NGen Networking Reception. Click here to register for NGen's Networking Reception at Points of Light on June 17th. We hope to see you there!


Throughout the year, emerging leaders can get involved with IS NGen in the following ways:

Email with any suggestions for or questions about NGen programming or to be added to the NGen mailing list.


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