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. Through professional and leadership development opportunities, networking and peer support, connections with established sector leaders, the NGen program empowers next generation leaders to contribute to their organizations and communities.

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Nominate someone for the 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award

The American Express NGen Leadership Award honors one highly accomplished charitable community leader age 40 or under who has already demonstrated significant impact in addressing society's critical needs. Whether you nominate yourself or someone else for the 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award, we encourage you to help us elevate the leaders who are shaping our future.

Introducing the new American Express NGen Fellows

We're excited to introduce the 2016-17 cohort of the American Express NGen Fellows program. These 12 outstanding charitable sector leaders, aged 40 or under, have been selected to participate in a year-long program that will deepen their individual capabilities, expand their collective knowledge, and grow their professional networks.

Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

As part of their collaborative project, the 2015 American Express NGen Fellows wrote Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector, a guide designed to be used to understand the issue of gender equity in the charitable sector, reflect on what gender equity means for the future of the sector, and act from a personal, organizational, and sector-wide level to support and promote gender equity.

Meet the 2016 American Express NGen Leadership Award Winner

We're proud to announce that Diana Nambatya Nsubuga, Uganda country manager at Global Health Corps, is the 2016 American Express NGen Leadership Award recipient.

The NGen Leadership Toolkit

An effective charitable sector leader must be well-rounded, equipped with specific knowledge and skills to manage an increasingly fast-paced and complex world. In 2016, Independent Sector and American Express are proud to present The NGen Leadership Toolkit, a four-part digital series designed to educate next generation leaders about essential skills that every successful leader needs to master.

The NGen Experience at the Independent Sector Conference

The NGen Experience begins with an exclusive program (Nov. 15-16) immediately preceding the 2016 Independent Sector Conference and then flows energetically into the full conference (Nov. 16-18). It will offer next generation leaders an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and network with other emerging and established sector leaders.

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