Thursday, June 19, 2008
In case we needed any additional evidence of the continued convergence of the nonprofit and for-profit worlds, American Express has just announced the formation of a nonprofit leadership academy. According to the press release,
The inaugural class of The American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy will participate in a week-long program created in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). The Academy will feature sessions with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Charles Rangel and American Express Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kenneth I. Chenault.
Twenty-four participants were selected from a competitive application process. They include managers from
Earthshare, International Rescue Committee, Jobs for American Graduates, National Urban Fellows, NPower National, Public Allies, and several local nonprofits based in American Express Service Center locations, including Valle del Sol (Phoenix), The Heard Museum (Phoenix), Hispanic Unity of Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Urban League of Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale), Greensboro Ministry (Greensboro, NC), and Inclusion Center (Salt Lake City, Utah).