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Thank you for your interest in the Black Leadership Institute Fellowship (BLI), a program of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. 

BLI seeks to connect, inspire, and uplift senior-level Black leaders doing important work across the country and across sectors. Through transformative programming, BLI supports Black leaders with the resources, network, content, and community to build upon their social, financial, knowledge, and cultural capital as they step into positions of greater power and influence. Please visit this webpage to learn more.

Please reserve 30 minutes to an hour to complete this application and note that you will be asked to upload a current resume. You will also be asked to respond to the following statements. There is a word limit of 300 for each question: 
  • Briefly describe what compels you to work to improve professional, educational and life/well-being outcomes for Black communities.
  • Briefly assess how you would stand to benefit from becoming a BLI Fellow.
  • Briefly describe what you would contribute to the BLI Fellow community if you became a BLI Fellow.
  • Please share a personally meaningful volunteer or service commitment where you have been able to use your expertise to lead efforts to significantly drive resources and support to Black communities.

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Program Selection 

Demographic Information

Contact Information 

Organization Information 

Please include your work address here, although it may not be your organization's main address.

Leader Specific Information

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Letters of Recommendation
Please provide contact information for two people who can speak to your commitment to improving professional, educational and life/well-being outcomes for Black communities. Each person will receive an email link to a recommendation form. One of your recommenders should be someone who has supervised you (e.g. direct manager, board chair, executive director). The second can be a colleague or someone else who knows your professional work. 
Recommender 1 Information

Recommender 2 Information


By submitting my application, I confirm that all the information I have provided here is true to my knowledge.I will maintain strict confidentiality of personal and organizational discussions held through the application process and program.

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