Type of Funding
The Gratitude Network is inviting social entrepreneurs from around the world to apply for the 2020 Gratitude Network Fellowship, which is a 12-month leadership development program that accelerates the growth of high impact social entrepreneurs, both for-profit and not-for-profit, who are working to improve the lives of children and youth in Education, Health & Wellbeing and Children’s Rights. There are two 2020 Fellowship start dates: January and March 2020 and applicants can indicate their preferred start date although there is no guarantee their preference will be met.
The Gratitude Network Fellowship Program includes:
- 12 Months of tailored guidance from a knowledgeable and dedicated Coach
- Access to a network of experienced Expert Advisors
- Membership into a structured peer leadership cohort
- Regularly scheduled webinars on a variety of topic relevant to scaling social impact organizations
- Access to the Network website with tailored content, resources, presentations, etc.
- Learning and networking events specifically for scale stage social enterprises.
Fellows have to commit about 3.5 hours per month to the fellowship as well as additional time commitment for the optional in-person Gratitude Leadership Summit in June 2020.
Fellows will have the opportunity to attend the Gratitude Network’s annual Leadership Summit in June 2020. Attendance at the Leadership Summit is optional, but highly encouraged. A travel stipend will be given if required.
Fellows will be invited to topical Growth Webinars and given visibility on the Gratitude Network website, Facebook page, email newsletter and various live events. After the fellowship they will remain a member of the Gratitude Network Alumni.
The social enterprise run by the applicant must be at least 1-year old and it must have at least 2 full-time employees, ncluding the applicant. It is essential that the beneficiaries of the social enterprise must primarily be children/youth. The social enterprise must be serving children and youth in 1 of the following categories:
- Education such as school systems, training of teachers, education technology, and early childhood programs as well as how/what children learn at school or outside of the classroom (e.g. after-school or summer programs).
- Health and Wellbeing such as addressing children’s basic needs, including poverty alleviation, nutrition, water, safe shelter, disease prevention, mental health, and social-emotional health.
- Children’s Rights such as protecting children and families from abuse, exploitation, trafficking, incarceration, and other harm, as well as other advocacy.
Applicants must be committed full-time to the social enterprise organization and have strategic decision-making power for the social enterprise as the organization’s Founder/Co-Founder, Executive Director, CEO, or similar level position. Those who are receiving formal coaching/mentoring support during the Gratitude Fellowship year (2020), are not eligible.
The applicant and his/her social enterprise organization must be interested in and ready to scale.
Applications are to be done online by 30 August 2019.