Full Circle Fund’s Rising Leaders Program


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Sharable Program Overview

Rising Leaders are current Full Circle Fund Members who are early in their career, ripe for professional development, and passionate about making their community and the world a better place.   The program was launched with a Koret Foundation grant in 2012 and involves a limited number of qualified Full Circle Fund Members.

Through Rising Leaders, we’re transforming the way young professionals develop leadership skills and engage in local philanthropy.

Rising Leaders is a two-year program for the next generation of social impact change-makers.  Our blend of volunteer projects and training prepares participants to help shape the future of philanthropy as strategic partners.

What You Get When You Participate

  • Subsidized Membership ($5,000 value)
  • Early Career Leadership Development Programs
  • Strategic Mentor-Matching
  • A Close-Knit Cohort of Likeminded Young Professionals
  • Hands on Experience Developing Social Impact Programing
  • The Opportunity to Manage a Non-profit Support Grant

What Rising Leaders Say About the Program

“The Rising Leaders Program provides a unique opportunity to meet other early-career individuals interested in social change work, while also being of service to organizations in need. Paired with the professional development opportunities and work with local organizations, the program pulls together many of the issues I am passionate about.” – Elisha Smith-Arrillaga, Hewlett Foundation

“The Rising Leaders Program is a great way for someone like me, with less than 10 years of career experience, to get involved with the Full Circle Fund and begin to make a positive difference in my community and beyond, today. This program seems like it fosters deeper connections between younger members and members with more experience, which might otherwise be hard to achieve. I’d be excited to help build the program. ” – Josh Galland, Housatonic Partners

For information about getting involved, contact Jo Stein, Director of Membership & Community.