Fellow Qualifications

  • Nominated by a CAUSE Board member, select nonprofit organizations, or an elected official at the county, state, or federal level
  • Has recognizable community leadership experience
  • Able to attend and actively participate in all mandatory sessions and events

Application Checklist

Please submit your application package via email to info@causeusa.org by Friday, December 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.  The email subject should be titled: CAUSE Leadership Institute 2019 Application [NAME OF CANDIDATE]. (*Note: To ensure all components of your application are received, please submit all application components in ONE PDF) Additionally, please ensure nomination materials are also sent to CAUSE by Friday, December 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.


  • FORM A: General Information
  • FORM B: Short Response
  • FORM C: Terms & Conditions


Additional Documents:

  • Current Resume
  • Nomination Materials:
    • Nomination Form
    • Letter of Recommendation

The Selection Process

Participants will be selected based on their demonstrated leadership abilities, experience in public service, and additional community involvement. All submitted materials will be carefully reviewed by the CLI Selection Committee.