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NGen | Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now
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...

2015 American Express NGen Leadership Award and Fellows Applications Now Open!

Looking to take your career to the next level? Consider applying for the American Express NGen Leadership Award if you are an emerging leader with a track record of transformative impact, or learn and grow with a cohort of peers through the American Express NGen Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program.

Join the new NGen Online Community on LinkedIn

Independent Sector's NGen Program is proud to present the brand-new NGen Online Community on LinkedIn. With your leadership, the new NGen Online Community will grow into a dynamic and energizing forum where emerging leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector can build relationships, exchange ideas, share best practices and emerging trends, and support each other in tackling our society’s toughest challenges. Click here to learn more or join the group. 

Last chance to register 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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