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ICAN’S Nonprofit Scholarship for Defining Leadership

Program Scholarship

When it comes to community leadership and transformational change, nonprofit organizations serve a unique role. What is it that makes some nonprofits successful and others fail? At ICAN, we believe it is inspired, resilient and balanced leaders. As a 501(c)(3), ICAN understands the complexity of running a nonprofit business and is committed to helping other nonprofit organizations unlock their individual and organizational potential. 

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In the Spring of 2010, ICAN began offering scholarships to nonprofit employees. In support of this commitment, ICAN has a scholarship program to make its Defining Leadership Program accessible to nonprofit organizations. 

This new nonprofit scholarship program invites nonprofit organizations to leverage ICAN’s experience in developing leaders to build and sustain strong, healthy organizational cultures and communities. Leaders of nonprofit organizations will connect with talented individuals from both the corporate and nonprofit arena and join a community of over 1,000 Defining Leadership graduates. 


Full-time professional executive directors or direct reports to executive directors managing people and/or projects and programs for nonprofit organizations that: 

  • Are a registered 501(c)(3) 
  • Have an outside professional board of directors 
  • Have been incorporated for at least five years 
  • Are an organization with 200 employees or less

Tuition Assistance Amounts:

With the ICAN nonprofit scholarship, tuition would be: 

  • $2,999 (scholarship amount: $2,000) for nonprofit organizations with less than a $2 million budget.
  • $3,999 (scholarship amount: $1,000) for nonprofit organizations with more than a $2 million budget.


There are a limited number of seats in the Defining Leadership program for nonprofit leaders, and ICAN invites you to apply today. Complete the Defining Leadership program application and fill out the nonprofit special section within. Notification of program acceptance and further instructions will be sent via email. If you have any questions, please contact Amy McLaughlin, vice president, programs & operations, at 402.392.0726 or