The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month program supporting the leadership development of social enterprise leaders across the globe. The Global Good Fund develops each innovator by pairing them with a professional executive coach and c-suite business executive who serves as a mentor, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.
The Global Good Fund Fellowship is for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of positive social impact organizations. This program is for emerging leaders, entrepreneurs who are 40 or under, with diverse ethnic, religious, economic, geographic and gender experiences. Ideal entrepreneurs are in a leadership role, and are dedicated full-time to their organization that’s over 1-year-old.
They want fellows who are fully able to commit to us and the program. They want fellows who seek mentorship, who are eager to be coached and possess a growth mindset. Social entrepreneurs who are scaling their enterprises and looking to develop leadership skills to best drive their businesses and teams to success.
There are three steps/phases to find social entrepreneurs who need them.
- Phase I: May-June
A generic, easy-to-answer questionnaire to make sure you meet very basic criteria. This phase is important to get a general sense of who you are and your business. It also helps us see how interested you really are in the program. Do you just want to add them onto your resume, or do you really have a desire to join the family and work on your leadership skills?
- Phase II: July-August
If you’ve met all of their criteria, or have given a reasonable explanation as to why you don’t meet certain criteria, you will usually move on. The next phase is composed of a more comprehensive survey to learn the extent of your business, your role, and the social impact your organization is having and hopes to have.
- Phase III: October/November
Once they have made their selections from Phase II applicants, you are invited onto final phase – a video conference interview between their staff with a volunteer, and the applicant with either a team member or community member who has been impacted by them or their organization. This phase helps to connect with you on a deeper level, and learn why you want to join the program. It also allows to see the impact you are having on your team or in your community. Once this phase has been completed, they select finalists.
- 360° Assessment
They administer the 360 MIRROR leadership assessment tool designed specifically for social entrepreneurs to derive feedback from their board, staff, peers, and stakeholders as well as the Fellow. The Fellow will retake the leadership assessment at the end of the Fellowship and then 1, 3, 5, and 10 years post Fellowship to track his/her growth
- Leadership Development Plan
The results of the 360 MIRROR are used by each Fellow with his/her professional executive coach (EC). The 360 MIRROR data points combined with one-on-one executive coach interactions over 3 months result in each Fellow creating a personalized Leadership Development Plan (LDP).
- Executive Coaching + Business Mentorship
Each Fellow is paired up with 1 dedicated professional executive coach and 1 dedicated c-suite business executive who serves as a mentor. Over the 12 months, Fellowship period Fellows receive intensive 1:1 executive coaching and business mentorship sessions via phone/Skype/WhatsApp. The coach and the mentor serve as accountability partners, challenging the Fellow to complete his or her Leadership Development Plan and provide personalized and consistent support along the way.
- Annual Summit
Fellows participate in an annual Global Good Fund Summit each spring. This 4-day event provides a platform for networking between Fellows, Executive Coaches, Business Mentors, Alumni, and The Global Good Fund staff. The Summit is a curated leadership development experience for each Fellow.
- Targeted Funds
Each Fellow receives a $10,000 grant. These funds are to be used explicitly for the implementation of his/her Leadership Development Plan and on leadership development with a special focus on experiential learning.
- 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.
They are looking for emerging leaders who:
- are young (below 40)
- in a leadership role
- are dedicated full-time to their organization
- lead a team
- run an organization that’s at least 1 year old
- Apply online through the given link.
- They are accepting applications for the 2021 Fellowship from Monday, May 18 – June 30, midnight ET
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020Application ClosedOfficial link