Recognizing that the leaders we need tomorrow are making important contributions today, Independent Sector introduced the American Express NGen Fellows Program in 2009 to annually elevate, cultivate leadership, and develop lasting relationships among 12 leaders age 40 and under at IS member organizations. The program is a cornerstone of NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now, a leadership development initiative that builds the capacity of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders age 40 and under to have significant impact on society's toughest challenges.
The Fellows' year, anchored by the IS National Conference, includes a comprehensive program that develops Fellows’ capacity to lead in turbulent times, strengthens their professional networks, and elevates NGen accomplishments on a national level.
During the twelve month program, these accomplished and innovative leaders collaborate with other talented leaders age 40 and under, interact with established sector leaders, and contribute to Independent Sector's work on nonprofit impact and leadership.
How are Fellows Selected?
American Express NGen Fellows are selected from diverse and talented staff age 40 and under at IS member organizations. Applications for the 2014 cohort will open on April 14, 2014.
Applicants are evaluated against the selection criteria by a committee comprised of emerging and established leaders of IS member organizations. Those selected will be contacted to confirm their participation in the program, and those not selected will also be notified.
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