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Apply Now: Several Philanthropic Opportunities, particularly for next gen’ers

October 31, 2014

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In the meantime, too many good opportunities for professionals, volunteers and students, so here’s a few for your consideration:john-f-kennedy-quotes-sayings-politics-leadership-learning

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Students — Are you an exceptional volunteer? Have you helped your community or school become a better place?  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. The program’s goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 19 years, more than 370,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and more than 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts. Learn more here and apply by November 4th!

Duke Endowment Fellowship Program 
The Duke Endowment is currently accepting applications for the 2015–2017 Fellowship. The fellowship is a two-year, full-time position for those who aspire to be leaders in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector.The Endowment is looking for applicants who have demonstrated an interest in the nonprofit sector and exhibited leadership potential in their civic and/or professional lives.  Eligible candidates include:
Past or current residents of North Carolina or South Carolina, or
Graduates of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina
Have one to two years of work experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree, and/or have a graduate degree
Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector. 

An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 5 pm-6 pm. The webinar will include an overview of the program and offer an opportunity for questions. For more information about the program and the application process, please visit the The Duke Endowment Fellowship page.  The deadline for submitting applications is January 5, 2015, at noon ET.

The Centre for Social Innovation, NYC
The Centre for Social Innovation is teaming up with 14 outstanding partners to support ten great ideas for a better New York City. Great cities are the product of engaged and active citizens. The types of people who insist on rolling up their sleeves to make their city a better place.  The Agents of Change: City Builders program was created to give these dreamers, doers and innovators a helping hand. The Agents of Change winners will be connected to the people, places and resources they need to unlock their potential and transform our city. Are you making New York City better? Apply here by November 30, 2014.

Echoing Green Fellowship
Could you use up to $90,000 to launch your innovative idea and change the world? Echoing Green Fellowship Programs invest in next generation leaders working to solve the world’s biggest problems with up to $90,000 and individualized support to launch their enterprise. Applications open December 2nd. Sign up to receive info and application guidance.

The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Impact. That’s what every grantmaker seeks.  But mention equity and diversity to the philanthropic community and often the conversation turns to the struggle of making outcomes match ideals. Work done in vulnerable and distressed communities often falls short of intended outcomes or doesn’t translate into lasting impact. Because the needs and perspectives of low-income communities, often comprised of people of color, have been systematically disregarded in decisionmaking about growth and development, the Funders’ Network developed the PLACES Fellowship. Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth (PLACES) is designed as a year-long fellowship program that offers tools, knowledge, and best practices to enhance funder grantmaking decisions in ways that are responsive to the needs and assets of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.  All fellows go through a competitive application process and are selected based on a variety of factors, especially a commitment to learning about equity in the context of smart growth and a willingness to invest in their professional and personal growth.   Learn more and apply to become a PLACES Fellow.   Deadline is midnight ET December 5, 2014.  Interested applicants should register  11/7 for an informational call that will take place on November 13th from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Resource Generation’s Next Gen Fellowship
The Next Gen Fellowship Program is a 6-month intensive peer-to-peer learning program for trustees and individual donors under age 35 seeking to align their values with the management of their assets. It is run by Confluence Philanthropy and Resource Generation. Next Gen Fellows work together to answer the following question: How can the next generation of donors leverage the full weight of their philanthropic assets and personal resources for social change? Previous fellows have moved millions of investable dollars towards the issues that they care about, such as sustainable development in Native American communities; affordable housing in low-income city neighborhoods; public education; and sustainable agriculture.  Through in-person learning retreats, professional leadership coaching, investment faculty advising, webinars and peer support, the fellowship aims to strengthen next gen participants’ capacity for social change and alignment of assets with philanthropic goals. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2014; prospective fellows may nominate themselves.  Nominated, eligible fellows will be invited to apply by December 29, 2014.

21/64’s Next Generation Donors Retreat
The #NextGenDonors retreat is for those 21-40 year old next gen donors who are or will be stepping into roles in their family philanthropy and donors who are earners themselves who want to clarify their philanthropic identity and direction and seek a peer learning experience about philanthropy. The retreat will be a fusion of experiential learning and purposeful skill building, all keenly designed for next gen donors to become strategic and effective in their philanthropic decision-making, expand and strengthen their next gen donors network and inspire them to take next steps in their own giving, individually and/or collectively.  Retreat dates are February 5-6, 2015 in New York City. Click here to register now.

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