Nominate Now for 2020 American Express NGen Leadership Award Through June 12

Is there an exceptional next-generation leader who deserves the sector’s highest recognition for their great work to tackle a tough community challenge? Nominate them now through Friday, June 12 for the 2020 American Express NGen Leadership Award!

For 10 years, Independent Sector has presented this prestigious award to one emerging leader age 40 or under whose creative and collaborative leadership is accelerating transformative social change.

It takes just two minutes to submit your nomination. We’ll follow up with your nominee to complete the application process. You may submit multiple nominations; you also may apply yourself. Each nominee must complete and submit an application to be considered for the award.

Submissions will be reviewed by Independent Sector staff, and an outside panel of prominent national leaders from across the charitable community who’ll select six finalists, and the winner, through discussion, scoring, and by committee voting. IS will announce the winner this summer.

Finalists, along with the 2020 American Express NGen Leadership Award winner, will have opportunities to share their mission and work to accelerate transformative change during Upswell Pop-Ups this summer and fall, and during Upswell 2020, October 14-16.

If you have questions about submitting a nomination, check out the FAQs, or email

And remember, the deadline to submit nominations and complete applications is Friday, June 12, 11:59 PT.

Types: Blog
Global Topics: Civil Society, Community, Equity, Innovation, IS Member, Leadership Development, Organizational Relationships, Voice