American Express NGen Fellows – including BMP’s Trish Tchume – Release Leadership Report


Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Fellows program gives emerging nonprofit leaders an exceptional opportunity to strengthen their capacity for future impact. Over the course of nine months, fellows collaborate with other talented under-forty leaders, interact with established mentors, and contribute to Independent Sector’s work on nonprofit impact and leadership.

The inaugural cohort of the American Express NGen Fellows is made up of twelve under-forty nonprofit professionals – including Building Movement Project Director of Civic Engagement, Trish Tchume. Their mission is to examine how emerging leaders across sectors can contribute to a conversation that generates collaborative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

The NGen Fellows recently released their final report, which is based on a survey distributed to more than 2,000 NGeners in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. It asked about their perspectives on leadership development, on cross-sector collaboration, and on how to respond to major challenges facing our communities. The findings suggest that more opportunities for leadership training and for engagement across sectors can produce more powerful solutions to these needs. The fellows’ analysis and recommendations are not final conclusions, but instead provide an important springboard for further discussions about what leadership and collaboration really mean for NGen leaders and our communities. 

To continue those exchanges, Independent Sector is hosting a webinar with the fellows. Join us on Thursday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET to probe these findings and discuss how we can collectively accelerate progress towards advancing the common good. Register for the webinar today, which is free to the first 150 people who sign up.

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