The GLG Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social entrepreneurs answer their organization’s critical strategic and operational questions, at no cost. Through the two-year Fellowship, ambitious and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.
Fellowship applications are now closed for 2016. The call for applications will reopen in Summer 2017.
The Fellowship begins with an in-person convening at GLG’s headquarters in New York City, where Fellows learn how to use the GLG platform. Fellows then work with GLG to identify the top challenges facing their organizations and set learning objectives to meet those challenges.
Tailored learning opportunities include phone consultations with subject matter experts, in-person meetings, roundtable discussions, teleconferences, and workshops.
Dedicated GLG research professionals serve as thought partners for Fellows and their management teams. Research professionals design engagements that provide insight to better inform strategy, address challenges, and help organizations maximize impact.
Fellows and their teams have access to GLG’s dynamic, year-round events in addition to custom learning engagements.
Through our selection process, we seek a set of characteristics critical to the success of our Social Impact Fellows and their organizations.
“We share GLG’s values and commitment to service and volunteerism. The Fellowship helps us better understand the market for skills-based volunteerism, build a more effective team through training and role differentiation, and better utilize our online platform in order to grow.”
Catchafire, Founder & CEO
“Through our work with GLG, we’ve learned from some of the most knowledgeable and innovative thinkers in healthcare. They have helped our staff transition to new roles and have strengthened our business model so that it is durable and adaptable to new communities.”
City Health Works, Founder & Executive Director
Aunt Bertha’s platform makes accessing human services simpler through a user-friendly website. Increasingly, Aunt Bertha is working with clients who use their system to better understand their end-customer and improve their programs. The Aunt Bertha team wanted to improve their client’s experience and turned to GLG to learn about methods and metrics for customer success in B2B service providers. GLG consultations provided Aunt Bertha with the information necessary to create a robust customer experience program, including tailored metrics and milestones for Aunt Bertha clients.
City Health Works
City Health Works needed to understand how to incorporate its in-home health services into the broader NYC healthcare system through government programs like Medicaid and Medicare. GLG helped City Health Works learn about inclusions that will enable them to bill to these programs by speaking with a non-profit health insurance executive and the Director of Medical Economics at a large managed care organization. City Health Works is now better positioned to engage with New York State regulations and reach more patients after coming regulatory changes to Medicaid.
Compass Working Group
Compass Working Capital provides financial coaching and savings programs to low-income families, empowering them to build assets and savings as a pathway out of poverty. Compass envisioned several strategies to expand its programming and worked with GLG to explore potential partnerships and necessary infrastructure upgrades to support their expansion strategy. Through conversations with both affordable housing developers and employee benefits managers, Compass improved their understanding of for-profit housing authorities and employment-based service providers as potential partners in their national rollout.
CREA wanted to develop an online platform to both deliver its training virtually and to incorporate digital tools into the content. GLG members provided insight into the cost of different delivery models and providers, e-learning course development, and general understanding of the e-learning space. CREA secured a significant grant from Google to roll out its e-learning course as part of a digital skills training that will reach over 10,000 women entrepreneurs across Mexico.
East Bali Cashews
East Bali Cashews needed to navigate Amazon.com’s sales systems in order to bring its cashews to the U.S. market. East Bali Cashews’ CEO spoke to a former Amazon executive who helped guide him through the process and made critical introductions at Amazon to fast track the launch of East Bali Cashews’ e-commerce store. A shipment of cashews is en route to the Amazon distribution center; in June 2015, East Bali Cashews will be available for purchase on the site.
Nest recently began working with brands such as West Elm, Eileen Fisher, and Patagonia to develop supply chains that advance artisan and homeworking communities and build a more transparent and socially responsible industry. To better position itself as a partner and service provider for brands, Nest and GLG conducted a survey about the sourcing and compliance practices of major brands. The results confirmed that significant production happens in homes by subcontracted homeworkers or artisans. These results directly affect how Nest designs, prices and builds their brand-facing services.
Nuru International’s expansion to Ethiopia included partnerships with local agricultural cooperatives to commercialize produce. GLG recruited a former USAID professional who worked extensively in Ethiopian agricultural cooperatives. The expert connected Nuru’s team to professionals on the ground and helped demystify complex taxation issues related to Nuru’s project.