Global Good Fund Fellowship 2019 for Young Social Entrepreneurs
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The Global Good Fund Fellowship 2019 is now accepting applications from social innovators around the globe. The fellowship aims at developing social entrepreneurs into impactful leaders. Deadline for submission of application for the 2019 Global Good Fund Fellowship is June 30, 2018. Continue reading below …..
The Global Good Fund accelerates the leadership of social entrepreneurs around the world. Through our Fellowship program, The Global Good Fund invests in the human capital of high potential leaders committed to tackling some of today’s greatest social challenges.
The result is empowered leaders who scale their social enterprises and ultimately deliver sustainable social impact. We believe growing leaders is the most effective strategy for solving complex social problems and achieving global good.
Following a rigorous five-stage process, selected Global Good Fund Fellows embark on a structured 12-month journey of experiential learning, executive mentoring and that leverages proprietary leadership development tools and methods honed since 2012. At our core is The Global Good Fund 360 MIRROR – the first evidence-based leadership assessment created specifically for social entrepreneurs. Our proven leadership development tools and services are also available to individuals, social enterprise organizations, NPOs and impact-driven corporations.
Global Good Fund Fellowship Benefits
Each Fellow receives a leadership development grant of up to $10,000. These funds are used explicitly for LDP implementation and leadership development with a special focus on experiential learning.
Fellows participate in an annual Global Good Fund Summit each spring. This 4-day event provides a platform for networking between Fellows, LDCs, Coaches, Alumni, and The Global Good Fund staff. The Summit is a curated leadership development experience for each Fellow.
Peer and Subject Matter Expert Network
Fellows are part of a global cohort of social entrepreneurs. The Global Good Fund facilitates regular interaction among the Fellows. Fellows are encouraged to engage each other, Alumni, and Content Experts in tackling leadership development challenges. The Global Good Fund intentionally connects Fellows with Content Experts to address specific functional, sector, or geographic issues faced by each Fellow.
Each Fellow is paired with an Executive Mentor who is an established business or non-profit leader. The Fellow-Mentor relationship spans nine months with the goal of implementing the LDP and leveraging the Mentor’s leadership insights. Fellow-Mentor check-ins occur every two to three weeks through virtual meetings. The Fellow-Mentor relationship may continue after the Fellowship if the Fellow and Executive Mentor so choose.
Global Good Fund Fellowship Eligibility
In order to be considered for the fellowship, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
Enterprise that the candidate leads is at least one-year old;
Enterprise must have at least one full-time employee in addition to the candidate;
Candidate is committed full‐time to running his/her enterprise;
Candidate is under 40 years of age (if 40 or older, explain rationale for joining fellowship);
Candidate should not be currently receiving formal coaching/mentoring support;
Candidate has to be in a position where s/he has decision making power.
Candidates who meet the requirements will be invited to participate in Phase II of the application process.
How to Apply for Global Good Fund Fellowship
Phase 1: Preliminary Questionnaire | Phase I consists of a preliminary questionnaire that is reviewed for alignment with Fellowship criteria. Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018. Candidates who meet the requirements will be invited to participate in Phase II of the application process.
Phase 2: Detailed Report. Submission Deadline: August 10, 2018. Phase II of the application consists of two  parts:
Part A is an informal video recording that addresses the following topics:
Your motivation to set-up your enterprise;
The mission and objectives of your enterprise;
The reasons why you and your enterprise are unique and address a specific problem more effectively than other enterprises.
Part B of the application also consists of a written section that assesses leadership, the enterprise, and social impact. Each written application will be read and scored by at least two reviewers. The Candidate’s video and written application will be reviewed and scored on a 1-5 scale, 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest score. Candidates with the highest cumulative scores will advance to Phase III.
Phase 3: Virtual Site Visit. Scheduled October 1 – October 31, 2018. Part III of the application consists of a one-hour virtual site visit. The Global Good Fund will speak to the candidate, core team members, and community members. These conversations will occur throughout the selection process.
Finalists will be notified about their selection results later by December 2018.