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NGen Fellows/Award Application

Nominations are open until February 25 for the American Express NGen Fellows Program and Leadership Award. Nominate today.
Independent Sector's NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now program helps expand and improve the nonprofit talent pool by developing the skills and networks of emerging leaders under 40.


Fellows Program
American Express NGen Fellows Program cultivates leadership and develops lasting relationships among 12 under-40 leaders at IS member organizations.

Criteria for Applicants Includes:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to advancing the nonprofit community through collaboration and partnership

  • Has an established track record of high-impact contributions to the public good

  • Exhibits continued leadership potential for their organization and, more broadly, for the nonprofit community

  • Age 40 or under as of May 2013

  • Be employed at an Independent Sector member organization as of May 2013

  • Be available to participate in all elements of the program, including three in-person meetings.
Leadership Award
American Express NGen Leadership Award honors one accomplished nonprofit leader age 40 or under who has already demonstrated significant impact in addressing society's critical needs.



Criteria for Applicants Includes:

  • Displays a proven ability to collaborate in innovative, inclusive ways

  • Shows how they identify needs, generates solutions and assesses progress toward goals

  • Models leadership presence

  • Is currently employed by a U.S.-based nonprofit or non-governmental organization

  • Is age 40 or under by September, 2013 


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