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Alumni Summit

Leadership in Times of Transition: Reflections from the 2018 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit

I recently returned from New York City, where I was able to spend two incredible days with 72 fellow global nonprofit leaders selected to attend the fourth annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit. The theme of the summit was Leadership in Times of Transition.

Monica Kang SXSW

Show Up and Ask Why: #SXSW Alumni Reflections Series

In March, 20 alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy network met up in Austin, Texas, and turned the annual South by Southwest creative gathering into a leadership development and network-building opportunity.

Mary Burke SXSW

What's a Conservation Nerd Doing at #SXSW?

In March, 20 alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy network met up in Austin, Texas, and turned the annual South by Southwest creative gathering into a leadership development and network-building opportunity.  This is the fourth post in this series.

Molly Beck

The “Reach Out” versus Networking: A Conversation with Molly Beck of Messy Bun

In March, 20 alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy network met up in Austin, Texas, and turned the annual South by Southwest creative gathering into a leadership development and network-building opportunity.  This is the third post in this series.

Kim Gube SXSW

How I Didn't Meet Barry Jenkins: #SXSW Alumni Reflections Series

In March, 20 alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy network met up in Austin, Texas, and turned the annual South by Southwest creative gathering into a leadership development and network-building opportunity.

Blair Glencorse

Building Leadership Ecosystems that Thrive: #SXSW Alumni Reflections Series

In March, 20 alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy network met up in Austin, Texas, and turned the annual South by Southwest creative gathering into a leadership development and network-building opportunity.  Here is the first post in this series. 

Movements

Social Movements for Good: What They Are and How to Lead Them

Let’s say you have a really great idea. And not just any great idea – one that’s not only revolutionary to your industry, but one that also has the potential to create broader positive change. So how do you start? What do you do?

Race to Lead Report Highlights Lessons on Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey

The share of people of color in executive director and CEO roles in the nonprofit sector has remained under 20 percent for the last 15 years, despite a growing number of efforts to increase diversity in top leadership roles.

Walker's Legacy

Why We’re Betting on Single Moms

Research has shown that 39 percent of the more than 10 million low-income working families with children in the U.S. are headed by single working mothers.

BootCamp 2018

Getting Rid of the Cookies: My Journey to Financial Aid Disruption

No one can argue that the financial aid process is frustrating.  From complicated federal financial aid forms to conflicting University financial aid policies, for decades the financial aid process has created invisible barriers for our nation’s most vulnerable families.

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