Nonprofit Leadership Development

The Victoria Emerging Leaders Program (VELP)

Dates: September 2017 to August 2018, 12 Sessions

Program Fee: $600, a limited number of need based scholarships are available

Deadline: Applications due July 26th

NEW FOR 2017-2018! Participation is open to any nonprofit emerging leaders working within Newark; a limited number of seats are available for leaders working in communities outside of Newark. Applicants DO NOT need to be funded by the Victoria Foundation or American Express Foundation to apply to this program.

The Victoria Emerging Leaders Program (VELP) is an innovative and transformative approach to nonprofit leadership training, acutely focused on increasing the number of highly effective nonprofit leaders who have the practical knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to lead their organizations and better serve their communities. The fellowship combines time-tested elements and benefits of a structured curriculum, peer mentoring, one-on-one coaching, Emotional Intelligence assessment and training, and Life & Career Planning®, a proprietary tool that focuses on personal and professional growth through exploring one’s own values. The Program runs September through August, meeting one Wednesday a month.

“This is an excellent program that every emerging leader who is serious about their professional development should apply for. VELP will transcend a leader's skill set to the next level.”
- VELP 2015-2016 Alumnus


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Contact program manager Vicki Fernandez at or 973-353-3488 for questions or concerns.

This program is made possible with support from


Non-profit Capacity Building Series

For Executives, Board Members and Emerging Leaders
Since 2007, the Prudential Foundation and Victoria Foundation have sponsored an annual convening of leaders through a variety of platforms (all-day conferences, speaker series, webinars, etc.) that focus on how to strengthen organizational core capacities, in addition to developing synergy between the CEO and the board.

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