Fellowship for Leaders Strengthening Democracy

Nomination Criteria

The ideal candidates for Fellowship for Leaders Strengthening Democracy:

  • Are key influencers in organizations and networks that protect democratic norms and systems from the influence of money (specifically judicial independence and money in politics);
  • Are positioned in the wider community to help demonstrate new and better ways to lead and work together;
  • Represent underrepresented communities: a diversity of gender, racial/ethnic communities, LGBTQ and youth;
  • Represent a diversity of change strategies and geographic foci (local, state, national);
  • Possess a personal/professional readiness to learn new leadership skills;
  • Are committed to exploring ways to strengthen the sector through partnership and collaboration;
  • Commit to full participation in the program, including attendance at two retreats, completing required pre-work and engaging in peer coaching.

To Apply

To nominate a leader for the 2017 fellowship, please complete this nomination survey. You will be asked to include the name, title, organization, email address, and a brief description of how the person meets the program’s criteria.

Nominations are due by 2 pm PST/5 PM EST Friday, July 6, 2018. Rockwood will select applicants from the nomination pool to be invited to submit an application. Select applicants will be invited to participate in a phone interview. Twenty-four leaders will be accepted.

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