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Leadership Longevity Fellowship: Greater Boston Cohort

The Leadership Longevity Fellowship is designed for mid-career nonprofit professionals who are ready to grow their individual capacity for well-being and impact.

Program Overview

The Leadership Longevity Fellowship centers the development and wellness of mid-career nonprofit professionals to address leadership pipeline issues in the social sector and grow their individual capacity for well-being and impact.


Building on New Sector’s learnings from a pilot of the Leadership Longevity Fellowship launched in December 2022, New Sector and The Boston Foundation (TBF) will launch a 2023 cohort for 12-15 mid-career social sector leaders in the catchment area of Greater Boston, Massachusetts, with an initial focus on current and recent TBF grantee partners (see Eligibility Criteria below).


Starting in May 2023 and concluding in September 2023, this five-month hybrid (in-person and virtual) fellowship program is designed to have a high-touch impact on individual pilot program participants while leveraging technology and other resources to have a large-scale impact on a much broader population over time.

What is Included in the Leadership Longevity Fellowship?

  • Two in-person convenings in Boston, Massachusetts, at the start and end of the fellowship 

  • Virtual training sessions led by New Sector’s experienced facilitation team and subject-matter experts. Fellowship curriculum is science-based and focuses on developing frontline leadership skills and building well-being. Topics may include:

    • Your Personal Values and Leadership Style

    • Behaviors and Actions of Nurturing Well-Being

    • Recognizing Signs of Burnout

    • Bolstering Your Resilience

    • Flow, Energy, & Purpose in Career and Life

  • A supportive community of peers, providing a safe place to discuss current workplace issues and promote relationship-building with fellow nonprofit leaders

  • Networking conversations with New Sector’s diverse network of nonprofit professionals to provide opportunities for collaboration, connection, mentorship, and building social capital

  • Each participant will also receive a $1,000 stipend to support their participation and well-being

Key Program Dates for the 2023 Cohort

  • May 22, 2023 (full day): In-person kickoff convening in Boston, Massachusetts

  • June to August 2023: Virtual workshops and gatherings, twice per month

  • September 18, 2023 (full day): In-person closing convening and celebration

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Who is Eligible for the Fellowship?

The Leadership Longevity Fellowship will support leaders who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:​

  • Location: Reside and work within the catchment area of Greater Boston, Massachusetts. 

  • Partnership with The Boston Foundation: Are employed by an organization that is a current or recent (within the past five years) grantee partner of The Boston Foundation.

  • Organization: Are currently employed full-time by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (or fiscally sponsored nonprofit*) that serves vulnerable or historically marginalized communities through direct services or movement building/advocacy work.

  • Current Role: Are currently a mid-level leader or in a middle-management position (managers, specialists, directors, etc.) where you lead others and/or are responsible for administering a program or initiative. As well, you currently hold or have held a frontline role in the past three years, working in close proximity to the individuals, communities, and issues that your organization serves. Examples of frontline leaders include program staff, community engagement staff, social workers, therapists, attorneys, educators, trainers, etc. 

  • Experience: Have at least five years of paid work experience in the nonprofit sector. This may be through a combination of employment at your current and/or former nonprofit organization(s).

  • Age: Are at least 21 years of age.


We are committed to advancing individuals who are disproportionately impacted by burnout and lack of wellness programs in the sector; therefore, we seek to shape a Greater Boston cohort of mid-level, frontline staff that reflect the communities they serve. We encourage prospective nominees of marginalized identities to apply. 

 *A fiscal sponsor is “a nonprofit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects” (National Council of Nonprofits).

Submit a Self-Nomination

Self-nominations will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, April 17 at 9:00am ET. Interested individuals should:


If you have read the above materials and still have questions, email Please allow up to 2 business days for a response.

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