Annenberg Foundation to Provide Free Leadership Training to CNN Top 10 Heroes

The Annenberg Foundation is pleased to announce its continued partnership with CNN to provide free professional development and nonprofit training to the 2013 Top 10 CNN Heroes and a select number of CNN Heroes from past years through the Annenberg Alchemy program. CNN Heroes honors individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others.

Typically open only to nonprofits in Greater Los Angeles, Annenberg Alchemy will be adjusted to address the challenges faced by CNN Heroes. However, its core philosophy will remain intact — that the effectiveness of a nonprofit stems directly from its leadership, in particular, from a strong and unified president and board chairperson.

Therefore, the unique requirement of Annenberg Alchemy remains mandatory for the CNN Heroes: To participate, Heroes must attend all Annenberg Alchemy sessions with their board chair or organizational equivalent. The Annenberg Alchemy sessions will be held in Los Angeles from January 23-25, 2014.

Since 2009, Annenberg Alchemy has provided free training for more than 1,700 nonprofit leaders from over 700 nonprofits in Greater Los Angeles — helping them to run their organizations more effectively, raise millions more in crucially-needed funds and communicate their needs and goals more clearly and fully.

CNN Heroes is a Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated year-long initiative that honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others. Each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes will receive a $50,000 grant, and one of the honorees, as voted by fans around the globe, will be named the CNN Hero of the Year, receiving an additional $250,000 grant to further aid their cause. Voting for the 2013 honorees can be done online. Voters will also be able to view the honorees’ profiles on the site.

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CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will air on Sunday December 1 at 8:00pm ET, and will be simulcast on CNNI and CNN Espanol. Hosted by Anderson Cooper from the American Museum of Natural History.

SOURCE: Annenberg Foundation