Duke Endowment Seeks Applications for Nonprofit Fellowship Program

grantsThe Duke Endowment is inviting applications for its 2017-2019 Fellowship Program, which focuses on improving the delivery of education, health care and child care services.

Deadline: Jan. 2.

Created in 2005, the program exposes emerging leaders to all aspects of philanthropy in the endowment’s four program areas — child care, health care, higher education, and rural church — and provides them with an opportunity to learn about an array of issues confronting Carolinians and the Carolinas.

The fellowship is a two-year full-time assignment and, in addition to an annual salary and benefits, provides fellows with access to the endowment’s executive leadership and a variety of personalized professional development opportunities. Participants in the program learn on the fly and are expected to think creatively to provide meaningful contributions and new perspectives to endowment leadership Fellows typically begin their work at the endowment between July 15 and Aug. 1.

Typically, a single fellow is selected to participate in the program each year, for a two-year fellowship period, with fellows receiving $50,000 the first year and $53,000 the second year (plus paid vacation time). Fellows also receive full benefits, including life, medical and dental insurance, wellness benefits, and participation in a 401(k) plan. In addition, fellows receive a stipend for moving expenses and travel reimbursement (moderate travel is required).

To be eligible, applicants must be a past or current resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, or a graduate of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina. Applicants also must have at least one to two years of work experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree and/or have a graduate degree.

Info: https://goo.gl/W6fpb7 (website).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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