Three UNI Students selected into the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program (NextGen)
Natalie Greve, Danielle Means, and Elizabeth Messerli, all students at the University of Northern Iowa, were recently selected into the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program(NextGen). The NextGen Leaders Program is a nationally recognized honor that awards students $4,500 to allow them to complete their internships and certification. All students selected as NextGen Leaders agree to complete the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certification process, to participate in a voluntary program evaluation, as well as a multi-year longitudinal research study designed to illustrate the positive effects of competitive internship stipends on the recruitment and retention of skilled entry-level professionals prepared to enter the nonprofit sector. NextGen is an initiative funded by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.