Jun 08, 2021


  • Morgridge Family Foundation
  • Remote
Other Professional Services Research and Development Other

Job Description

Applications are live through July 28, 2021, for the Morgridge Acceleration Program (MAP) Fellowship. This part-time, fully-funded program matches emerging leaders, called MAP Fellows, with nonprofit executives, called MAP Mentors, driven to create positive impact while leveling up their skill sets and deepening professional networks. 

From a competitive selection pool of hundreds of applicants, twelve MAP Fellows will be selected and paired with twelve MAP Mentors from across the country. In addition to hands-on mentorship, MAP Fellows receive executive coaching, access to curated in-person and virtual events, funding for a two-day site visit to their mentor’s organization, and membership into a national cohort of peers. Additionally, up to $4,000, generously underwritten by The Rieschel Family Foundation, is available for each organization. The program kicks off in Denver, Colorado, with a series of workshops hosted in part by MindSpark Learning, and culminates in Washington, D.C. with presentations by MAP Fellows to an invitational audience of public, private, and social sector leaders. 

The twelve MAP Mentors represent leading nonprofits — from organizations like Jane Goodall Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology — and have each issued unique challenges designed to engage fellows in the intense and rewarding experience of change-making. MAP Mentors nurture the innovative thinking, imaginative dreaming, and strategic spirit required for each MAP Fellow’s transformative growth over the course of the six-month intensive. 

Mentor Organizations

  • Dr. Amy Taft from The COMMIT Foundation
  • Dr. Angela Jackson from New Profit
  • Dani Hedlund from Brink Literacy Project
  • Hala Hanna from MIT Solve
  • Jesse Ogas from Firefly Autism
  • Jocelyn Hittle from Colorado State University System
  • Dr. Jocelynne Rainey from Getting Out Staying Out
  • Kristan Uhlenbrock from Institute for Science & Policy, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Meghan Curran from Shedd Aquarium
  • Mel Brittner Wells from Baucus Institute at the University of Montana
  • Robin Hill from Big Sky Youth Empowerment
  • Shawn Sweeney from Jane Goodall Institute USA

The national call for fellow applications targets emerging social impact leaders who are primed to apply their talents to an executive-level challenge. The MAP Fellowship’s inaugural cohort witnessed fellows reimagining fundraising efforts, cracking the code for rebranding age-old Institutions, and engineering strategic plans that transformed entire organizations. 

“The power of the MAP Fellowship is proven,” said Carrie Morgridge, Vice President of the Morgridge Family Foundation. “This isn’t just an opportunity for emerging leaders to deepen their experience and exposure in social impact. It’s a calling on them to disrupt it.”

Hiring Organization

Morgridge Family Foundation


The MAP Fellowship focuses on unlocking and unleashing the potential of the next generation of social sector leadership. We’re searching for individuals who have demonstrated remarkable accomplishments early in their careers and who crave opportunity for collaboration and coaching from esteemed leaders in their field.

Imagination: You are an emerging social impact leader with skills that allow you to tactically and creatively solve the MAP Challenge to which you are applying.

Initiative: You have a track record of being the driver on a foggy road: navigating the uncertain, understanding when to ask for directions, and ultimately finding your way.

Integrity: You do the right thing and will rise to commitments of the fellowship.

Industry/Service Area

Foundation/Grantmaking, Research, Other



Application Instructions

Emerging social impact leaders interested in the fellowship are encouraged to learn more and apply by visiting the MAP Fellowship page

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