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ASU Lodestar Center accepting applications for leadership academy

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April 03, 2014

The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy (Gen Next), Class VII.

The Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy is a highly-effective and affordable leadership development program designed for emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. The program provides the opportunity for a seasoned leader to join a cohort of individuals to further develop knowledge and acquire tools to qualify for higher-level positions at their respective nonprofit organizations. The program is comprised of best practice approaches to leading and managing nonprofits that include renowned professors and practitioner instructors at ASU, as well as established nonprofit leaders from organizations that engage with the ASU Lodestar Center.

The program is open to emerging leaders in nonprofits, trade associations, advocacy groups, foundations, board members and corporations who collaborate with nonprofits.

Up to 25 individuals will be selected through a competitive process to participate in the nine-month program beginning in August 2014 and ending in May 2015. Each program day will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, public policy and advocacy, collaboration, marketing and media relations, board development, donor relations and leadership development.

The Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy offers:

• increased awareness and understanding of the nonprofit sector and issues affecting its growth and prosperity
• development of leadership and communication skills, cultivation and opportunities for engagement
• a broad network of personal and professional relationships.

Applications for the Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy may be obtained on the ASU Lodestar Center website at If you have questions or need additional information, call 602.496.0500 or email The application deadline is 5 p.m. on May 2.

Written by Nicole Almond Anderson,