Latin American Leadership Academy – Colombia Leadership Bootcamp

7-day leadership program to empower Latin America’s 30 most promising young leaders to lead the change they want to see.

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Friends, I need your support! As you may be aware, I am running Colombia LeadershipBootcamp (CLB) this December 10-17. This is my 2nd pilot towards building Latin
American Leadership Academy, an institution that will aim to develop a new
generation of better leaders for the region.

 

A fundamental part of our model is that we select the most promising young
leaders regardless of their ability to pay, which means that philanthropy has
to close the gap.

 

Here’s the cool thing: the students are running
crowdfunding campaigns right now in their communities to raise the difference !
If they succeed, not only will we have an exciting innovative funding model,
but we will have an incredibly cool story for the larger fundraising we have
ahead of us, to build the Academy.

 

Here’s the challenge: they are facing an uphill battle,
because many of them come from disadvantaged communities. More importantly,
there is still not a strong culture of philanthropic donations in Latin
America.

 

Here’s where I need your help:
In order to help our students raise the funds they need, and in order to
help spur a culture of philanthropic giving in the region, I am building a
Matching Fund that will encourage Latin American donors to donate to the kids.

 

Here’s how it would work: If you wish to join us, please make
your donation on this page. Our students are trying to raise US$6,000, so your
funds will only become “activated” if the students reach certain milestones:

If they reach US$3,000, I’ll accept 50% of your donation. I’ll refund you the rest.

If they reach US$4,500, I’ll accept 75% of your donation. I’ll refund you the rest.

If they reach their US$6,000 target, I’ll accept your full donation.

If we raise more funds than we need to run CLB, I’ll inform you. At that point, you’ll have
the option to get a refund of the excess, or you can choose to donate that
amount for the operational expenses of setting up the Academy (e.g. non-profit
incorporation, website development, and so on).

Finally, think of the triple leverage of your donation:

1. This fund will help the kids raise more funds from Latin American donors,

2. Their success will help me in my larger fundraising efforts this coming January-June,
which I will use to build an institution that will

3. Empower Latin Americans to become change-makers in their own communities.

I can’t think of a higher leverage donation you can make today ?

 

Thank you so much for your generosity,

 

Diego




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Laurel Staab

Laurel Staab

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Kate Kraft

Keep up the great work everyone! Wish I could be there.

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Sergio Omar Saravia

Happy to contribute to such incredible project. Congratulations to the team, specially Fatou, and thank you all for devoting your time and energy to build LALA.

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Jesse Buckingham

Keep up the awesome work!

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Anonymous

Este grande proyecto debemos apoyarlo porque el mundo necesita líderes q lo salven y transformen. Mentors4 está en ese propósito. Felicitaciones.

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Diego

Dieguito, te deseo exitos sacando Lala adelante!

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Sadhna Gupta

CRUSH IT DIEGO!

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Stephanie Huston

Happy Giving Tuesday! What an incredible initiative. Excited to see all that the young leaders will certainly accomplish. Never give up, keep moving forward!

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Alicia Zeng

Go Diego!!

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YI Cai

Great work Diego! Good luck!

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Daniela Chang Foxon

Un honor poder contribuir a esta iniciativa. Buena suerte!!!

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Calen Angert

Way to go Diego!

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Anonymous

No se rindan, lo que están construyendo es increíble <3

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Eric Meyer

Build great leaders

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Steve Boehlke

All good wishes for a successful boot camp! Very exciting!

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Anonymous

LALA gives me hope and helped me affirm my purpose in life!

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Anonymous

This cause brightens my day and gives me hope!

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Janna Marian bubley

Go Diego! You rock

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Vincent McPhillip

Good luck, Diego! A big fan of the work you're doing.

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Jay

Go getem Diego. So proud of you!

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Paulie

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Agnes T Omega

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Tatiana H Brezina

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Magdalena Kala

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Nathaniel William Gardenswartz

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Isabella Tang

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Anonymous

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Noel Ayoub

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Luis Carlos Gamardo

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Nirant Gupta

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Maximilian Richards

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Alexandra faria

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Sigalit Perelson

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Michael Fu

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Chris Brauchli

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Ryo Tateishi

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Daniel Uribe





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