The mission of neXtulsa is to develop up and coming non-profit leaders for the Tulsa community. It is the only United Way program of its kind in the U.S.

The process is as follows:

  • Local leaders nominate potential participants
  • Participants then submit an application
  • A panel of judges reviews applications
  • Selected participants are invited to attend the program

neXtulsa is a ten-month commitment with a session every month. Topics include diversity and inclusion, learning to lead in the new non-profit world, innovation, collective impact and more. Each participant is required to attend at least eight of the sessions to complete the course and the overnight retreat is mandatory.

Unlike other leadership programs, this course is free to participants, but limited to 15. The competition makes it very hard to make selections. The program is currently in its fourth year of operation.