GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: (L-R) Rachel Wald, Julie Cordua, Jordyn Lexton, Toby Norman, Sherry Lachman, Paul Todd, Shahed Alam, Josh MacAlister, Matilda Ho, Sean Mayberry, Melinda Wolfe, Kiah Williams, Anushka Ratnayake, Jukay Hsu, Amit Paley, and Gayatri Datar

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, GLG welcomed its new class of Social Impact Fellows for our annual convening in New York. The 2018 Fellows spent the day meeting the GLGers who will be supporting their critical work, getting to know other Fellows past and present, attending workshops explaining how to get the most out of GLG’s platform, and building skills they can bring back to their organizations.

That evening, GLG’s 2017 Fellows joined the 2018 Fellows at the headquarters of The Future Project, a nonprofit organization co-founded by 2015 Fellow Kanya Balakrishna.

Balakrishna, GLG Fellowship Manager Rachel Wald, and Executive Director of The Coach Foundation Margaret Coady led a discussion and Q&A on how organizations can more effectively align their missions with corporate partners.

The two-day event concluded Wednesday with a group dinner attended by GLG CEO Paul Todd and featuring GLG Chief People Officer Melinda Wolfe in conversation with Mona Sinha, Co-Founder of Raising Change, a social change platform focused on mission-driven fundraising. The conversation covered new fundraising tools, ideas, and frameworks that Fellows can incorporate into their development strategies.

GLG’s 2018 Social Impact Fellows lead organizations serving vulnerable populations and addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges – from building cleaner homes in Rwanda, to preventing suicide in the LGBTQ population, to improving healthcare outcomes in India, among others. Learn more about the Fellows here.

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: (L-R) Jukay Hsu, Sean Mayberry, Matilda Ho, Kiah Williams, Toby Norman, Amit Paley, Shahed Alam, Julie Cordua, Josh MacAlister, Gayatri Datar, Sherry Lachman, Aimée Eubanks Davis, Jordyn Lexton, and Anushka Ratnayake

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: (L-R) Aimée Eubanks Davis, Amit Paley, Sean Mayberry, Shahed Alam, Gayatri Datar, Julie Cordua, Jordyn Lexton, Sherry Lachman, and Toby Norman

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: (L-R) Kiah Williams, Amit Paley, Shahed Alam, Gayatri Datar, and Jordyn Lexton

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: (L-R) Margaret Coady, Gayatri Datar, and Jukay Hsu

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: GLG CEO Paul Todd welcomes guests

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: Raising Change Co-Founder Mona Sinha speaks

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: GLG Chief People Officer Melinda Wolfe leads Q&A with Mona Sinha

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: Melinda Wolfe and Gayatri Datar

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: Sean Mayberry and Natasha Handa

GLG Celebrates 2018 Social Impact Fellows in New York Photo: Kiah Williams and Adriana Sisley