Learn more about the American Express Leadership funding theme: Developing New Leaders for Tomorrow

Our sponsor, American Express, runs a global Leadership Academy 11 partners that together run 20 programs around the globe, providing customized training to transform organizations and diversify the current landscape of nonprofit leaders.

  • Addressing the leadership deficit in the nonprofit sector, whether by enabling new executive directors or supporting the training and development of emerging leaders.
  • Diversifying the current landscape of nonprofit leaders.
  • Transforming organizations through best-in-class management and leadership practices, whether through board leadership, implementing management principles or expanding an organization's capacity to attract, develop and retain leadership talent.

Below are some examples of the programs funded by American Express:

Americans for Indian OpportunityAlbuquerque, NM
Support for the Alumni of the Ambassadors Program, an initiative to support the next generation of Native American leaders through innovative programming created to renew and energize current leadership and empower Native Leaders to be the positive change agents in their communities and organizations. The organization engages its alumni network to develop strategies to advance systemic change.
Center for Nonprofit AdvancementWashington, DC
Support for the Executive Preparation Institute, a 12-month certificate series designed to help nonprofit staff develop the leadership capacity needed to step into an executive role.  Participants meet monthly, with sessions covering all aspects of nonprofit management, including fundraising, board governance, fiscal management, strategic planning, program evaluation, leadership and management.
Coro New York Leadership CenterNew York, NY
Support for the Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP), which provides 20 immigrant leaders in New York City with training to develop leadership skills, build networks, convene and dialogue. Participants work on a community change project, which gives focus to the rigorous training while in the program and ensures ICLP’s impact lasts long after graduation.
Hispanics in Philanthropy, Oakland, CA and Mexico City, MexicoOakland, CA and Mexico City, Mexico
Support for the leadership development program for nonprofit and social sector emerging leaders in Mexico and a leadership development program for emerging U.S. Latino leaders, with the long-term goals of strengthening Latinx nonprofit leadership and ensuring that the wider social sector has diverse talent.
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Support for the Emerging Leaders Program, a six-month program designed to build organizational capacity by developing Asian and Pacific Islander (API) mid to senior staff for future and current leadership and management roles in nonprofit organizations. The program focuses on leadership development from an API cultural lens.
Public AlliesArizona, Florida, New York and Washington, D.C.
Support for Men of Color in the AmeriCorps apprenticeship, a program to close the gap for men of color to ascend to positions of nonprofit leadership by removing the barriers they face to successfully complete the program and transition to sustainable, career-advancing opportunities.
Rainier Valley CorpsSeattle, WA
Support for the Leaders of Color Fellowship Program, a fellowship designed to bring more leaders of color into the nonprofit sector and develop the capacity of organizations led by communities of color. The curriculum will focus on nonprofit management, adaptive and collective leadership, community engagement and fundraising.