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Quick Slice – Atlas Corps: Developing the World’s Best Nonprofit Leaders

Today, I want to introduce you all to Atlas Corps (not to be confused with Atlas Sliced). I’m sure you’ve heard about the Peace Corps, right? Basically, Americans go overseas to help with social and economic development in other countries in need.

Atlas Corps is like the Peace Corps in reverse. They recruit some of the brightest nonprofit professionals from other countries and bring them to the U.S. for a fellowship program, where they volunteer at some of the best nonprofit organizations like Ashoka, the UN foundation, the Worldwatch Institute, and many more. It’s a win-win for both sides because the fellows gain important experience and leaderships skills, while the nonprofit organizations get super smart, worldly fellows working on meaningful projects. And, they both share “best practices” with each other.

What’s also great is that these fellows can take what they have learned during their year-ish long fellowship at the nonprofit organizations and use their new leadership skills and “best practices” in their country of origin (and other countries) to continue to work for social change.

Now why is this important? The world’s biggest problems will be only be solved through global collaboration and international exchange. We need more global engagement and sharing of ideas across borders to make big changes.

Atlas Corps is a very prestigious and competitive program, and if you’re interested, here’ the link to apply.

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think about solving the world’s problems through global collaboration. Feel free to leave a comment!

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