GLG Launches Fourth Year of Social Impact Fellowship with Call for Applications


May 01, 2017

Announcement from Milken Institute Global Conference

Los Angeles, California; May 1, 2017 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.), the world’s leading membership for professional learning, today announced that applications for its fourth class of Social Impact Fellows would be accepted now through July 17, 2017. (The application is available here.) The GLG Social Impact Fellowship, which was extended from one to two years in 2016, gives curious and ambitious nonprofit and social enterprise leaders access to peer-to-peer learning from GLG’s membership of 500,000 experts and thought leaders, at no cost.

“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise through varied one-to-one learning opportunities,” said GLG CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “Our Fellowship, now in its fourth year, serves some of the world’s best and brightest social entrepreneurs. We’re excited to build a new class of Fellows who will bring with them unique experiences and challenges and grow our community of leading social sector learners.”

GLG Director of Social Impact Jen Field announced the opening of applications in Los Angeles at the Milken Institute Global Conference, where GLG will host an event for social sector leaders and GLG Social Impact Fellows. In conjunction with the call for applications, GLG will release new videos with current and former GLG Social Impact Fellows discussing their organizations and how they’re creating impact across their various geographies and issues. The first video features 2015 Social Impact Fellow Rebecca Van Bergen, Founder and Executive Director of Nest. More videos will be released in the coming weeks.

“At GLG we are fortunate to be learning from the passions, drive, and commitment of each of our Fellows,” said Field. “And we know that the key to success is identifying leaders who share GLG’s commitment to the value of teaching and learning.”

GLG Social Impact Fellows are creative problem-solvers who have demonstrated that they are among the most promising and gifted social sector leaders. They join GLG’s community of leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, and consulting firms, who learn every day from academics, current and former C-suite executives, scientists, policy specialists, former public sector leaders, and other professionals. Fellows and their teams work collaboratively with GLG to leverage the breadth and depth of GLG’s membership to inform strategic decisions and increase impact. (Learn more about the Fellowship and past Fellows here.)

The competitive selection process is based on organizations’ missions and models and on applicants’ articulation of how GLG’s resources would help them increase efficacy and scale at key moments in their organizational growth. Past and current Fellows and their organizations tackle a range of social challenges around the world–from healthcare in Nepal to water sanitation in Bangladesh, from youth unemployment in Nigeria to disaster response in the U.S, and beyond.

Applicants must be the Founder, Executive Director, President, or CEO of a nonprofit or social enterprise with an innovative model creating demonstrable social change. Organizations must have a multi-year plan in place, be 2-10 years old, and fit within our budget criteria. Applicants must be eager to learn from the world’s leading professionals, from GLG, and from each other.

The application is available online at Applications will be accepted until July 17 and the 2017 Fellows will be announced in the fall.

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

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