Hispanics in Philanthropy Announces Next Generation Leadership Program
GritoBlast! In an effort to expand the diversity of future leadership in the philanthropic sector, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), with support from the American Express Foundation, announces its Next Generation Latino Philanthropy Leadership Program.
A 32-year-old U.S.-based nonprofit, HIP’s mission is to strengthen leadership, voice, and equity in the Latino community, with a focus on the formal philanthropic sector. A 2015 Foundation Center report revealed that, while Hispanics will make up approximately half of the US workforce by 2025, just 6-8% of trustees and only 2% of CEOs at grantmaking institutions today are Hispanic. In light of this, HIP decided action must be taken to help shift this lopsided representation. The Next Generation Latino Philanthropy Leadership Program is the initiative that HIP created as a solution.
The goal of the Leadership Program is to support the leadership development training of emerging Latino philanthropic leaders with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in the philanthropic field. “We’re pleased to support this cohort of amazing, dynamic, innovative Latino leaders as they work to improve the equity and voice of our communities throughout the United States,” said HIP President Diana Campoamor.
HIP has been impressed by the number of applications it has received since the program’s soft launch in October 2015. Anne Hand, HIP Program Manager, states, “We received 99 applications for this exciting new program, and we believe if we had included a broader recruitment campaign, we would have received many more. We couldn’t be happier about this high level of interest in fostering leadership by and for the Hispanic community.”
“American Express has a proven commitment to training emerging leaders across the nonprofit and social purpose sectors,” said Timothy J. McClimon, President of the American Express Foundation. “Our partnership with HIP is an exciting opportunity to encourage the growth of Latino leaders, ensuring diverse voices are heard and actively represented across the nonprofit space.”
In December, HIP named the Leadership Program’s first cohort of 45 Fellows: professional men and women from nineteen states and Washington, DC, working in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and governmental sectors. A full list of the 2016 cohort of HIP Next Generation Latino Leaders can be found here.
The Next Generation Latino Philanthropy Leadership Program takes place via online webinars, telephone meetings, and through a virtual community. The goal of the program is to diversify the field of philanthropy by providing Latino leaders with trainings and mentoring opportunities aimed at building their leadership and networking skills.
Mandatory activities include webinars and discussion participation on a variety of topics related to personal and institutional leadership. Optional activities include participation in HIP’s 2016 Leadership Convening and an opportunity for mentorship by a Latino foundation CEO or Trustee. HIP is also offering a limited number of registration scholarships and travel scholarships allowing Fellows to participate in its 2016 Leadership Convening and annual gala in Sonoma, California on March 10, 2016.
Visit HIP for more information or go to Leadership Program and 2016 Leadership Convening and Gala.