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Are you a professional in your 20s-30s with a desire to make a big impact in the community?

Rising Leaders for Social Good is a one-year program for motivated young professionals, from all sectors, who are interested in using their strengths to make positive change in their community. Through education and networking, Rising Leaders participants will increase their awareness, belief, and intention to engage in the social sector.

Rising Leaders attend learning days each month to explore topics relevant to philanthropy, such as the history and evolution of philanthropy, the crossover between nonprofits and for-profits, boardsmanship, and cultural humility. See the details here.

For the program year, participants are designated as SVP Partners and can immerse themselves in the SVP community. Rising Leaders also commit to a talent-based volunteer project with SVP that will use their skills to make a social impact. A financial contribution of $2,500 is required (scholarships are available so please inquire!).

We are now accepting applications and nominations for the 2018 Rising Leaders cohort. Please include the following items in your application, and send them to info@svpportland.org:

Application Requirements:

  1. Statement of Interest (500 words) highlighting:
    • Personal and professional background
    • Interest in and commitment to philanthropy
    • Goals for community leadership
    • Scholarship request, if applicable
  2. Professional resume
  3. Two letters of reference

If you’d like to nominate a Rising Leader, nominate them here.

Support the future of philanthropy in Portland: donate to our Rising Leader scholarship fund.

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