Philanthropy Forward: Leadership for Change, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and Neighborhood Funders Group, is a leadership fellowship for CEOs of progressive philanthropic institutions.

We are delighted to seek applicants for our second cohort of dynamic fellows to be part of an annually growing network of visionary CEO leaders who share a belief in a model of community partnership that centers community knowledge and power building.

We are asking you to complete this application to help us better understand your background, your history and what you wish to gain from the Philanthropy Forward Fellowship cohort.

Demographic information will only be shared in the aggregate.

Please complete by Monday March 4th, 2019 9PM EST.
(We anticipate this application will take 1 hour to complete including the attachment of your professional biography and question responses in one uploaded file at the end. You can save and come back to your survey until complete but you must use the same device and web browser you used to start the survey because a cookie is stored in the browser that remembers your survey responses.)

Candidates for the Philanthropy Forward Fellowship should:
  • Be currently a CEO or President of philanthropic institution that is committed to funding social change efforts;
  • Represent the diversity of our society, including race and ethnicity, and geography;
  • Be on a lifelong journey to expand their skills and understanding around racial and social justice;
  • Be a visionary leader committed to transforming the future of philanthropy;
  • Be interested and committed to being part of a collective financial engine for social change;
  • Be available and committed to participating in the full program; and
  • Be willing to provide feedback to shape the program design and content.
Reminder that the fellowship program runs from September 2019 through May 2020, followed by evaluation activities in June and July 2020. We are estimating 12 days total including in person meetings, virtual sessions, peer coaching, and evaluation activities.

The review committee includes members of Philanthropy Forward Core Team and current cohort fellows.

Cohort selection will be announced on March 26th, 2019.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Sheri Brady, sheri.brady@aspeninst.org or Adriana Rocha, adriana@nfg.org.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Philanthropy Forward Leadership for Change Fellowship.