NGen | Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now

Meet the 2015 American Express NGen Fellows

Independent Sector is pleased to present the next cohort of 12 American Express NGen Fellows, who began their year-long fellowship at the IS conference in Miami, October 27-29, 2015. 
Meet the Fellows.

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.

Hear from former NGen Fellows on their experiences serving organizations in the sector

Clayton Lord, VP of Local Arts Advancement at Americans for the Arts, enjoys working side-by-side with leaders from diverse professional backgrounds.

Dwayne Marshall, Director of Programs & Partnerships at the Southeastern Council on Foundations, sees value in the Fellows program's focus on leadership development

Kristen Cambell, formerly of the National Conference on Citizenship, sees the Fellows program as a way to find  and focus in on your professional strengths.

Sunil Oommen, Managing Director of Major Gifts at Amnesty International USA, says that the opportunity to network with other emerging leaders in our Fellows program provides insight on his career goals.


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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