Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship

Would you like to join a group of your peers to explore what it takes to lead transformational change? Are you interested in joining a supportive community with other senior executives to have candid conversations and learn with and from one another? 

If you answered yes to either of the questions above, we encourage you to apply for GEO's Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship (CLIPF)

As you think about how to make progress on critical initiatives--whether you are leading efforts to help your organization embrace a learning culture or adopt a racial equity lens--you have probably wished for more support, resources and guidance on how to effectively lead organizational change. CLIPF is GEO's 10-month peer cohort program designed specifically for senior executives. The program helps participants work together to identify promising practices and recommendations for creating organizational conditions that support nonprofit success. 

Many of the issues that past fellows have brought to the group are especially timely during the ongoing crisis surrounding COVID-19 and the increased integration of racial equity into our work. Some examples of past efforts include: 

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion integration;
  • Scaling an organization;
  • Becoming a learning organization; 
  • Adopting grantee-centric practices; 
  • Executing a new strategy;
  • Office moves and transitions;
  • Knowledge management and technological upgrades; and 
  • Creating a 501(c)(4). 

Eligible participants for CLIPF are senior executives who: 

  • Work at grantmaking organizations that are GEO members,
  • Report directly to the CEO, and 
  • Are responsible for leading and/or supporting change in their organization. 

Applications from the program are open until Friday, August 21, 2020. You can learn more about the program and submit your application here

Please contact Aerial Reese at with any questions about the Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship.