Putting GLG to Work for COVID-19 Relief
March 30, 2020
To our GLG clients, experts, and friends –
From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, my team and I have been focused on how GLG can lend a hand. Today, I am asking our clients and experts to help us accelerate our efforts.
If you know of a non-profit, foundation, or social enterprise on the frontlines of the relief effort, we are here to help – free of charge. If you represent an organization like this, or know someone who does, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLG has hundreds of thousands of experts who have decades of experience in highly relevant areas of expertise – including healthcare, logistics, supply chain management, and transportation. We deeply believe that we have an obligation to use our capabilities to get that knowledge to the people who urgently need it to fight this pandemic.
As you may know, we have a longstanding Social Impact commitment, with dozens of Social Impact clients and more than 50 Fellows who get pro bono access to our knowledge marketplace. Now we’ve decided to focus our Social Impact program on COVID-19 and dramatically expand the breadth of organizations eligible for free access to our platform.
In just the last week, a life science company reached out to us for help identifying labs to partner with on a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19. A government agency in need of critical supplies asked to speak with experts in equipment manufacturing. We made the connections, free of charge. These are just two of several examples of how we’re using our platform right now – and we want to do much more.
In situations like these, the world’s needs can be met by the right expertise at the right moment. We want to pitch in wherever we can. Some of these collaborations might end up being short-term – just a few phone calls with experts. Other organizations might be interested in joining our next class of Social Impact Fellows. And some might become longer-term partners in other ways.
My number one priority right now is reaching as many groups on the frontlines as possible with this offer of help. Please let us know about organizations who could use our help at email@example.com.
Stay safe and be well,