Building the Movement: An Exciting New Project at NCRW

Help us spread the word to Emerging Leaders in Nonprofits:

NCRW is pleased to announce a new project focused on Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector. Funded by the American Express Foundation, the program will encourage young women to enter the nonprofit arena, and provide training and sustained support to become leaders.

The Council is currently accepting applications for 25 entry to mid-level nonprofit managers, eager to develop the skills necessary to advance their careers in women's and other social justice organizations. In order to entice and retain the strongest talent in nonprofits, opportunities need to be made available to women to enable them to rise to top-level positions in their field and succeed. Over the next year, NCRW will offer an intensive training program for selected participants, including:

  • Career-building skills workshops at an intergenerational conference on June 11 at Hunter College in New York City. Workshops will focus on key leadership skills such as vision, strategic partnerships and planning, communications, and good management skills.
  • Ongoing on-line roundtables and web forums at the new NCRW's new web platform will enable program participants to interact in real time, and will provide support for ongoing roundtables and information sharing.
  • A mentorship and sponsorship network to sustain leaders over time. We intend to pair seasoned nonprofit managers with our young leaders to create long-term, web-based mentoring relationships that foster career advancement.

Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders is open to professional women under the age of 30 who are actively engaged in the nonprofit and social justice sectors. Employees of NCRW Member Centers or affiliate organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

To download the application, click here.

For more information, please contact Lisa Rast at or 212-785-7335 x 219.


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