Race to Lead Report Highlights Lessons on Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey

The share of people of color in executive director and CEO roles in the nonprofit sector has remained under 20 percent for the last 15 years, despite efforts to increase diversity in top leadership roles.

Walker's Legacy

Why We’re Betting on Single Moms

In 2016, the pilot year of Walker’s Legacy Foundation helped 52 low-income single mothers become effective entrepreneurs. Natalie Cofield, an Ashoka Changemaker Fellow and alum of the Nairobi American Express Emerging Innovators 2016 Bootcamp, shares her passion for the mission and what’s next.

BootCamp 2018

Getting Rid of the Cookies: My Journey to Financial Aid Disruption

No one can argue that the financial aid process is frustrating.


It's in the Data: Nonprofit Board Service is Good for Business (and Beyond)

A pathbreaking study finds that companies can advance diversity and inclusion, develop human capital for innovation, and foster sustainable economic development by engaging employees on nonprofit boards. The study's lead author shares her take-aways.

This Week: Follow Two Leaders Through the 2017 Academy

Nonprofit and social enterprise leaders are tackling some of society’s most complex problems.

Bridging Divides

Positive change begins with connection and relationships. On June 28th , YouthActionNet and LeaderStories hosted a lively Twitter chat via #amexleads on what it takes to foster lasting connection and understanding across cultural divides.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Leaders get Special Support

Did you know that Special Olympics runs a Leadership Academy that provides comprehensive leadership training in 170 countries around the world? Take a look.

Gigi Raffo

Serving a Cause Greater than Ourselves

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

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June 28 Twitter Chat: Young Leaders Bridging Divides

Join YouthActionNet and LeaderStories for a Twitter Chat
June 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET

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A Small Tree with Stronger Roots

Dispatches from the misty peaks of Yangshuo, China, where 22 conservationists gathered for an intensive leadership training.