Social & Green Entrepreneurs

Scott Beale, Atlas Corps

Team YS
29th Apr 2010
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Atlas Corps is like a “multinational peace corps” with nonprofit leaders with 3-10 years of experience from around the world volunteering in the U.S. and similar skill-level Americans volunteering overseas. These Fellows learn methods for evaluation and sustainability from the Host organizations and also share best practices from their countries.

They started in 2006 and have grown to 38 Fellows from 11 different countries (Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United States and Zimbabwe).

Scott has over ten years of relevant nonprofit sector, government sector, and entrepreneurial experience, including working in the U.S. State Department’s anti-human trafficking program in India, coordinating election logistics for OSCE in Bosnia, acting as a liaison to U.S. Governors in the White House, facilitating the expansion of an Ashoka’s Youth Venture in the U.S. from 3 people to 25 using AmeriCorps Members, and founding a small nonprofit to raise money for social causes.

Scott holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and MPA from the University of Delaware. Scott has recruited an international team and impressive Senior Advisory Board that includes such people as Senator Wofford, one of the founders of the Peace Corps. To learn more about the team and the organization, visit: www.atlascorps.org.

Atlas Service Corps (“Atlas Corps”) is an international organization that administers an overseas exchange of skilled nonprofit professionals. Atlas Corps is building an international network of the best nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation and solutions to address the world’s most intractable challenges. Atlas Corps sends skilled professional nonprofit leaders overseas for 12-18 months to learn best practices, share unique insights and return home to create a global network of leaders. Our signature program brings nonprofit leaders from around the world to volunteer in the U.S. and we also send U.S. nonprofit leaders abroad.

All of our Fellows have 3-10 years of relevant nonprofit experience and the average age of our Fellows is 29 years old. We place these Fellows at dynamic Host organizations such as the Grameen Foundation, Ashoka, and Oxfam. These Host organizations pay a cost share, or program fee, that covers over 70% of the program expenses.

We have a 1% acceptance rate. We send Fellows to six different cities (Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Bogota, Colombia; and New Delhi, India). We have worked with some of the best nonprofits in the world, including Ashoka, TechnoServe, GlobalGiving, Oxfam, and more. There are two Fellow classes a year starting in the Spring and the Fall. The U.S. Host organizations each pay a $29,250 cost share that covers 70% of the program expenses. This innovative, sustainable model will eventually create a global network of nonprofit leaders working together on major social issues such as poverty, hunger, education, women’s empowerment, health, and the environment (the U.N. Millennium Development Goals).

Mission: To address critical global issues, Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship and international network of skilled nonprofit professionals.


Mission: To address critical global issues, Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship and international network of skilled nonprofit professionals.

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