Our Fellows

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship

The Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social sector professionals answer critical strategic and organizational questions, at no cost. Through the Fellowship, ambitious, innovative, and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.

Download the 2015 Social Impact brochure (applications now closed).

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What Fellows Receive

The Fellowship begins with an in-person convening at GLG’s headquarters in New York City, where Fellows join our learning community and learn how to use the GLG platform. During the convening, Fellows 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.

Strategic Support

Dedicated GLG Research Managers serve as thought partners for Fellows and their management teams. Research Managers design engagements that provide insight to inform strategy, address challenges, and help Fellows’ organizations continue to grow.


Fellows and their teams have access to GLG’s rich ongoing events offered throughout the year, in addition to custom learning engagements.

What We Look For

We look for these qualities and characteristics in our Social Impact Fellows and their organizations.


  • Curious, committed, passionate, tireless
  • Founders, Executive Directors, or CEOs
  • Strong track record and clear vision for the organization
  • Articulate high priority use cases for GLG


  • Innovative model, creating demonstrable impact to date
  • Ambitious, articulated goals for growth
  • Face inflection point where accelerated learning around key strategic questions will advance mission
  • At least 18 months in operation, past proof-of-model phase
  • Team of at least five people beyond C-suite/management

2015 GLG Social Impact Fellows

The 2015 Social Impact Fellows will engage GLG’s pool of expertise to inform their decisions in service of critical social missions. This year’s class focuses on key challenges including healthcare, poverty, sustainability, and girls’ and women’s empowerment.

View 2014 GLG Social Impact Fellows

Mark Arnoldy


David Auerbach


Donnel Baird

Founder and CEO,
Bloc Power

Kanya Balakrishna

Co-Founder and President,
The Future Project

Jason Ballard

CEO, President, and Co-Founder,

Dan Barasch

Co-Founder and Executive Director,
The Lowline

Melissa Beard

Executive Director,
Sustainable Health Enterprises

Mohammed Dalwai

Co-Founder and Director,
Open Medicine Project

Sangu Delle

Founder and CEO,
Golden Palm Investments

Erine Gray

Founder and CEO,
Aunt Bertha

Sherry Riva

Founder and Executive Director,
Compass Working Capital

Rebecca Van Bergen

Executive Director,