GLG Social Impact delivers the power of GLG's platform to the social sector.

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Meet the 2018 Fellows

About GLG Social Impact

GLG Social Impact brings the power of insight to social innovators, leading foundations, impact funds, consultancies, and nonprofits. The GLG Social Impact Fellowship is our flagship initiative and counts some of the world’s most impactful social entrepreneurs as current and alumni Fellows.

The Fellowship

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship delivers two years of no-cost access to GLG’s pioneering platform to social sector leaders tackling complex and pressing social challenges around the world. Working closely with a dedicated team of GLG professionals, Fellows and their organizations draw on insight from GLG’s 650,000+ experts to drive critical strategic and operational outcomes.

We work closely with Fellows and their teams to identify pressing organizational challenges and set learning objectives to help resolve them over the course of their Fellowship. The Fellowship also includes an annual in-person convening at which Fellows learn how to use the GLG platform, meet one another, and GLGers.


Custom opportunities to connect with the largest expert membership in the world including former C-suite executives, technologists, academics, scientists, policy specialists, former public sector leaders, and more.

Strategic Support

As thought partners to Fellows and their teams, GLG Client Services professionals design engagements that provide insight to better inform strategy, address challenges, and help organizations maximize impact.


Fellows and Fellow organizations have full access, at no cost, to GLG’s custom offerings including phone calls, live roundtables, surveys, reports, and much more.

What We Look For

In our Fellows, we seek a set of characteristics critical to their success and to the advancement of their organizations. While applications for 2019 are now closed, below are general requirements for annual consideration.

Applying Fellow should:

  • Be a founder, executive director, and / or CEO
  • Be curious, committed, passionate, and tireless
  • Have a strong track record and clear organizational vision
  • Have the ability to articulate high priority use cases for GLG

Fellow's organization must:

  • Be a nonprofit, mission-driven for-profit, or a hybrid
  • Be at an inflection point and pursuing scale
  • Have been in operation~3-7 years
  • Employ a minimum of 5 full time staff
  • Have leadership capacity that supports strategic planning and execution

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Our Clients

GLG extends its platform to organizations in the social sector to accelerate their growth and impact. Since 2013, practitioners from more than 100 leading social sector organizations around the world have engaged with experts through GLG’s custom offerings including phone consults, surveys, and written deliverables.

Please contact us to learn more about working with GLG Social Impact.


Grant makers turn to GLG Social Impact for insight on program design, implementation, and measurement. We also provide grantee consultations and support.

Sample engagements include:
• Understanding business process outsourcing in the Middle East
• American urban redevelopment processes
• The Ebola crisis' effect on the economic, social, and health systems in West African countries

Impact Investors

We help impact investors understand and maximize return and minimize risk. Support includes market scans, diligence calls, deal specialists and board placements.

Sample engagements include:
• Diligence on off-grid energy infrastructure in South America
• Best practices for structuring impact deals to preserve liquidity and emphasize impact
• Place-based impact audits to inform social return metrics

Consulting & Advisory Firms

To understand complex social issues and validate or dismiss hypotheses, nonprofit consultancies and nonprofit advisory firms utilize GLG's custom offerings.

Sample engagements include:
• Phone consults on waste recycling in India
• Expertise for an advisory meeting on adaptive strategy, rapid innovation, and lean principles
• Landscape analysis of K-12 formative and interim assessments

Our Impact

Learn how our Fellows have worked with GLG to transform their organizations.


“We’ve turned to GLG in support of many aspects of our organization, from internal operational questions like how to build an effective product development function, to improving data security and expanding partnerships with employers. At each turn, the GLG team provides an outlet for crafting our thoughts and access to insights that shape our decisions.”
Aimée Eubanks Davis
Braven, Founder and CEO
"We are doing innovative work in an extremely complex environment from logistics to technology to regulation – prescription medicine. Using GLG’s platform puts us in a better operational and strategic position as we expand our network of donor and recipient organizations and helps us understand how best to work in the ever-evolving healthcare field.”
Kiah Williams
SIRUM, Co-Founder
“GLG supports our culture- we ask hard questions and acknowledge when we don’t have answers. In 2017, an unprecedented year in frequency and severity of natural disasters, we called on GLG. As we sent volunteers into dangerous and chaotic situations in Texas, Florida, and California, that access allowed our organization to bend instead of break.”
Jake Wood
Team Rubicon, Co-Founder and CEO

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