Who should apply for ILD? 

Successful candidates bring a minimum of three years' experience in the development sector, show promise of becoming a leader in their field, and have potential to be a strong role model for other development professionals. 

The Institute for Leaders in Development is actively seeking candidates from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and from nonprofit organizations of all sizes, missions, and budget ranges. 

The Selection Process 

The selection committee reviews applications in the spring. After the first review, a select group of candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview and the final selections will be made shortly thereafter. The committee’s recommendations are forwarded to the Institute's main steering committee, which approves final selections in June. Class size is approximately 15 members. Keep in touch! Please follow the link (above and below) to be added to our email list.

Participant Commitment & Investment

Application: There is no fee for applying.
Tuition: For the 2021 - 2022 year, a participant fee of $500 is required to be paid by the participant or their organization upon entering ILD. 

Fundraisers from rural nonprofits encouraged to apply!

Thanks to the Anschutz Family Foundation, grant money to help offset travel expenses to participate in the monthly classes is available. 

Time and Schedule 

Approximately 10-12 hours per month over a 10-month period, August to May, and highly encouraged post-program participation.

Review the 2021 - 2022 schedule here.

When is the application Due?

Applications are typically due late March or early April of each calendar year.

Have a Question? 

Contact Sarah Stockton


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