The Fellowship

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.

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Social Impact Fellowship Benefits

Each year of the Fellowship begins with an in-person convening at GLG’s offices in New York City or Austin. At the convening, Fellows learn how to use the GLG platform, meet the people of GLG and each other. We work closely with Fellows 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.

Strategic Support

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.

What We Look For

Through our selection process, we seek a set of characteristics critical to the success of our Social Impact Fellows and their organizations.


  • We consider organizations with nonprofit, mission-driven for-profit, and hybrid structures:
    • Nonprofits with operating budget between $1-12M
    • Mission-driven for-profit with annual operating budget under $500,000
    • Hybrid organization of comparable size
  • At an inflection point
  • Approximately 5 years in operation
  • More than 5 full time staff
  • Established leadership team, supporting key strategic planning and execution


  • Founders or Executive Directors / CEOs
  • Curious, committed, passionate and tireless
  • A strong track record and clear organizational vision
  • The ability to articulate high priority use cases for GLG

Learn more about the selection criteria and the Fellowship offering:

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“Before a member of my executive team approaches me with a challenge, I ask that they speak with GLG to put us in touch with the best thinkers inside and outside our industry to help us build the world’s first aspirational home improvement company and make good on our promise to make healthy and sustainable homes normal.”

Jason Ballard
TreeHouse, Co-Founder & CEO

“The Social Impact team at GLG has functioned like an extension of our leadership team, providing key thought partnership at critical moments as we expand our work to low-income families nationally.”

Sherry Riva
Compass Working Capital, Founder & Executive Director

“The GLG Social Impact Fellowship is among the most valuable Fellowships I've encountered. Without GLG, we’d have had to spend significant time and capital on expert consultants. At this stage in Drinkwell’s growth, expertise is more difficult to find than funding and GLG has been a game changer for us.”

Minhaj Chowdhury
Drinkwell, Co-Founder & CEO

Case Studies

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