Applications invited for Gratitude Network Fellowship Program

Applications invited for Gratitude Network Fellowship Program

Organization: The Gratitude Network

Apply By: 30 Aug 2019

About the organization

The Gratitude Network is a Leadership Development organization. The Gratitude Network identifies “game-changing” social enterprises around the world who are improving the lives of underprivileged and under-served children and accelerates the success and growth of these organizations by impacting the leadership. They are on target to impact over 120 social enterprises by 2021, whose reach extends to over 50 million underprivileged children/youth.

Description and Overview:

The Gratitude Network supports its social entrepreneur Fellows to enable them to help more children and youth. Once selected, Gratitude Fellows become a part of their yearly cohort as well as the greater Gratitude Network comprised of Alumni Fellows, Coaches, Supporters, and Expert Advisors. Through this network and the coaching relationship, Fellows maximize the program to be able to tackle the challenges facing their organizations.

The Program includes:

  • 12 Months of tailored guidance from a knowledgeable and dedicated Coach
  • Access to a network of experienced Expert Advisors with knowledge in a wide variety of operational areas
  • 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.
  • Invites to learning and networking events specifically for scale stage social enterprises

Program Structure:

The average time commitment for a Gratitude Fellow is 3.5 hours per month and additional time commitment for the optional in-person Gratitude Leadership Summit in June 2020.

Monthly Coaching Calls

  • Gratitude Fellow meets with their Gratitude Coach
  • Phone/video call or in person if it works for both parties
  • 1.5-2 hours length
  • Exact dates/times determined by Fellow and Coach

Every Other Month Cohort Calls

  • Every other month all cohort members meet for a Fellows Leadership Roundtable
  • Phone/video calls
  • 1.5-2 hours

As Needed Expert Advisor Calls

  • As needed, calls will be set with specialized Expert Advisors
  • Phone/video call or in person if it works for both parties
  • 1-2 hour length
  • Exact dates/times determined by Fellow and Expert Advisor

Leadership Summit

  • In person all Network gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
  • Workshops, networking time, and social events allow Fellows to bond and collaborate with their peers, Coaches, advisors, and the Gratitude Network Team
  • Dates: June 17-19, 2020
  • Attendance at the Leadership Summit is highly encouraged, but optional. Travel stipend provided as needed and available.

Fellowship Eligibility

Gratitude Network Fellowship applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Social enterprise is at least one-year old.
  • Social enterprise must have at least two full-time employees (including the Applicant).
  • Social enterprise’s beneficiaries must primarily be children/youth.
  • Social enterprise must be serving children/youth in one 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.
  • Applicant is committed full‐time to the social enterprise organization.
  • Applicant has strategic decision making power for the social enterprise as the organization’s Founder/Co-Founder, Executive Director, CEO, or similar level role.
  • Applicant will not be receiving formal coaching/mentoring support during the Gratitude Fellowship year (2020).
  • Applicant and social enterprise organization are interested and ready to scale the organization.
  • Applicant is able to commit to the time commitments of the Fellowship.

How to Apply

The application consists of two parts with separate deadlines, Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1 – Preliminary Questions

  • Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019
  • Part 1 of the application is a preliminary questionnaire designed to confirm alignment with the Fellowship criteria. Applicants who meet the requirements will be invited to complete Part 2 of the application.

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