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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.

Now at NGen...

Application Open for the 2014 American Express NGen Fellows

Apply now to be a 2014 American Express NGen Fellow! The NGen Fellows program offers emerging nonprofit and philanthropic leaders age 40 and under from IS member organizations the chance to build personal networks with a close cohort of peers through special sessions at the IS National Conference, enhance their leadership development through adaptive leadership training, and impact the social sector through work on a collaborative project. Applications are due on May 22, 2014. Click here to apply.

Finalists Announced for the 2014 American Express NGen Leadership Award

Five outstanding and accomplished NGen leaders have been selected as Finalists for the 2014 American Express NGen Leadership Award. Click here to learn more about these leaders, one of whom will be named the 2014 Award winner in June. Join the Finalists for a Twitter Town Hall on May 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT to be part of a conversation about best practices for nonprofit leadership.


Coming Soon...

NGen Networking Reception at Conference for Volunteering and Service

NGen is excited to partner with Points of Light to offer a networking reception during the Conference for Volunteering and Service, June 16-18 in Atlanta. Join us on Tuesday, June 17th at 4:30 p.m. to connect with fellow emerging leaders from across the nonprofit sector and broaden your network, interact with peers on key issues, and share the latest ideas. Click here to learn more about registration.


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.

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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