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Program Features And Benefits

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Eligibility

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Application

Our Program Includes

FLEXIBLE CASH AWARD

Indigenous leaders often times lack the financial wellbeing and stability required to fully invest their time and talent in creating social change in their communities. Changemakers will therefore receive flexible cash awards of $75,000 each year to invest in and support their innovation as leaders. This includes a $50,000 stipend to support the Changemaker in her/his/their endeavors and a $25,000 professional & personal development stipendto cover a wide range of direct costs, including living expenses, tuition, conference registration, equipment, travel, health and wellbeing practices, and childcare. No portion of the funds can be directed to another person or organization.

SELF-DESIGNED FELLOWSHIP PLAN

This Plan will include required components that will materialize in different ways for different fellows to develop as leaders including:

Theory of Change Mapping
EDUCATION & BUILDING SKILLS
HEALING AND WELLBEING
MENTORSHIP & COACHING
NETWORKING &  COMMUNITY  BUILDING

CHANGEMAKER CONVENING AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Fellows will come together in-person at the beginning of the fellowship to meet one another, co-develop their Theory of Change, and begin to build the foundation for continued collaboration and learning from one another during the program and beyond. Within the first two months, Fellows will also come together as a cohort for a 5 day Indigenous Leadership Training Retreat to catalyze their work and development.

REPORTING

Each month, Changemakers will be required to submit a short (250 words) monthly reflection through the “Changemaker Journal”, an online portal where submissions will be shared with other fellows and NDN staff. Fellows will also be required to read and comment on at least two other fellow’s submissions to encourage feedback, relationship-building, and creating a learning and support community across the cohort. At the mid-point and end of the fellowship, each fellow will be required to submit a 500 – 1,000-word summary (2 pages) of their leadership journey to the Changemaker Journal, which will be shared with other fellows and NDN Collective staff as well as with the public through NDN’s communications team on social media, the NDN website, blog, podcast, and annual reports. These reports will also be archived for future potential applicants and fellows to read, as well as for past fellows and NDN Collective to continue to lift up the profile of fellows through other media outlets.

ALUMNI PROGRAM

All NDN Changemaker Fellows that successfully complete the fellowship will be enrolled in the alumni program in January of the year following their fellowship. Alumni program components will include:

Alumni Webinar
Changemaker Fellowship Nominations
ListServ
Marketing & Communications
Connections to Funding
Strategic Advising Sessions
Mentor Program
Site Visits
Resource Bank
Data Sharing

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