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


June 14, 2016

World’s largest platform for professional learning delivers peer-to-peer learning to social sector leaders

Boston, Massachusetts; June 14, 2016 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group Inc.), the world’s leading platform for professional learning, today opened applications for its third class of Social Impact Fellows. (The application is available here.) The GLG Social Impact Fellowship gives curious and ambitious nonprofit and social enterprise leaders access to peer-to-peer learning from GLG’s membership of 425,000 experts and thought leaders, at no cost. GLG announced the Fellowship’s third year at the Collaborative, a conference for leaders on the front lines of social innovation.

“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise, learn, and make decisions. The Social Impact Fellowship allows us to work with those professionals who’ve committed their careers to critical social missions,” said GLG CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “I’m excited about finding a new class and learning with them.”

GLG Director of Social Impact Jen Field announced the call for applications in Boston at the Collaborative. At the conference, she moderated the panel “Blurring the Lines: How the Exchange of Expertise across Sectors Drives Impact,” joined by senior leaders from the Clinton Development Initiative, the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and the Bridgespan Group.

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.)

“We are looking for curious, passionate, and visionary Fellows who take on big challenges with vigor and grit,” Field explained. “We know we can best help those Fellows who love learning and wish to elevate it within their organizations.”

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 Fellows and their organizations tackle a range of social challenges around the world – from community health and sanitation to economic development in Kenya and Ethiopia and disaster response in the U.S. (Watch a video of the 2015 Fellows here.)

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 have an annual operating budget over $1 million. 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 reviewed on a rolling basis and the Fellows will be announced in the fall.

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world’s leading platform for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 425,000 members and other experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG’s approximately 1,100 employees work in 22 offices in 12 countries. For more information visit

About GLG Social Impact

GLG Social Impact connects social sector organizations with experts across industries and geographies for perspectives and expertise to accelerate the impact of their work, including through the GLG Social Impact Fellowship. GLG Social Impact partners with leading social sector organizations around the world, including the Clinton Development Initiative, Endeavor, the Bridgespan Group, and the Julliard School, among others. To find out more, visit