Learning by Giving Emerging Leaders Council Application 2019
Are you interested in becoming part of a supportive community of young leaders and change-makers? Want to give your time, talent, and treasure to make a difference?

Doris Buffett’s Learning by Giving Foundation (LxG) inspires and trains a new generation of leaders to be effective givers of their time, talent, and treasure. LxG supports accredited college courses on experiential philanthropy with real grant funds for each class to distribute to high-impact, local nonprofit organizations. Each course teaches students to understand the social and economic roles of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy, and the processes through which social change is funded and implemented across sectors. Students develop critical leadership and professional, interpersonal, and analytical skills as they carry out an effective philanthropic strategy in their local communities. In addition, community nonprofits use the revenue to impact those they serve, and colleges and universities strengthen their ties to their local communities.

The LxG Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is a group of young passionate leaders from all backgrounds who want to develop their professional and personal skills, knowledge, and networks in order to become agents of change in their communities. The ELC is a leadership opportunity whose members advocate on behalf of LxG’s mission to engage and equip a new generation of philanthropic leaders who want to make a local impact. Through their time, talent, and treasure, ELC members strive to:

• Be the planning board of the LxG Emerging Leaders Network
•Create educational, networking, fundraising and social events in order to educate and engage young professionals on philanthropy, nonprofits, and social impact
• Help promote the mission and work of LxG to heighten its awareness in the community
• Encourage and attract young professionals to the LxG Emerging Leaders Network, and help contribute to its growth when possible

ELC members commit to a two-year term, they dedicate between 5-10 hours a month, and contribute $180 to the Emerging Leaders Network each year. Benefits of getting involved include: becoming a key member of the LxG community, gaining professional skills and fostering new relationships, access to professional development opportunities, being recognized on the LxG website, receiving a free copy of Doris Buffett's new book "Letters to Doris", and more.

Click on the following link to learn more on ELC benefits and membership expectations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sp_nVdR8I8guFn_UCpoNZ_8aZujvEJTR/view?usp=sharing

Important Dates:
June 27th: ELC application opens
July 17: Emerging Leaders Summer Social + Open House: https://bit.ly/2Yh1rNB
July 31: ELC application closes
August 5-16: Applicants will be contacted to participate in a phone interview
August 19-30: Applicants receive acceptance letters
September 9: First ELC meeting

LxG values diverse professional and personal experiences and perspectives. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply and become part of the Learning by Giving movement! Please note that only applicants from the New England area will be considered for now.

Have questions? Reach out to us at info@learningbygivingfoundation.org

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