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.

Fellowship applications are now closed for 2016. The call for applications will reopen in Summer 2017.

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Social Impact Fellowship Benefits

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.

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.


  • 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


  • An innovative model with demonstrable impact to date
  • Ambitious, articulated goals for growth
  • At an inflection point where accelerated learning around strategic questions will advance mission and growth
  • At least 18 months in operation (beyond proof-of-model phase)
  • A team of at least five outside of the C-suite or management group


“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.”

Rachael Chong
Catchafire, Founder & CEO

“GLG is leveraging the greatest asset there is – human talent – to help organizations like ours succeed. With GLG, we’ve explored new revenue streams, devised systems infrastructure, and planned for our growth. Our partnership is hugely valuable.”

Zack Rosenburg
SBP, Co-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.”

Manmeet Kaur
City Health Works, Founder & Executive Director

Case Studies

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