An example of this is Leaderocity. The Presidio Institute and American Express (NYSE:AXP) recently partnered for launch of Leaderocity which is a new online "leadership development" learning platform targeting social impact leaders.
To-date, American Express alone has contributed over $1 million towards the development of the platform. The project also received critical funding from the Kresge Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Unlike traditional online learning environments, Leaderosity is interactive and can be tailored to a participant’s preference and pace. Participants may work through unique learning modules from their home or office at their convenience, and peer to peer interaction allows them to challenge themselves – and each other – to become more adaptable and collaborative leaders. These interactions also provide the opportunity to build lasting, local, national and international relationships through an interconnected community of like-minded network builders.
Inaugural courses will be offered both by the Presidio Institute and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA). NLA is the only workforce development organization that certifies diverse, work-ready talent for the nonprofit sector. The first offering is a four-week intensive course for early career professionals focused on the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to launch or fast track a successful non-profit career.
There is no question that this will be a transformational project and continue to drive new approaches to successful impact investing and philanthropy.