Deadline: August 20th, 2021.
The Gratitude Network is creating a community of powerful leaders positively contributing to the lives of under-resourced children and youth globally. With our Fellowship we seek to increase the leadership development capacity of leaders who in turn transform their organizations. We engage Coaches and Expert Advisors to support our Fellows to hone their leadership skills, work with their teams more effectively, and ultimately increase their organization’s impact for children and youth. We also bring together these social impact change makers to learn and grow from one another. Our network effect accelerates change – leaders learn from and thrive on each other within our network. 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. Invitations to complete Part 2 of the application will be sent throughout the application period. All Part 2 invited Applicants will be notified by September 3, 2021.
Both nonprofit and for profit social enterprises are eligible.
In order to be considered for the Fellowship, Applicants and the organizations they lead must meet the following minimum requirements:
• Organization is at least one-year old.
• Organization must have at least two paid, full-time employees (including the Applicant).
• Organization’s services/products/program are currently in use by customers/beneficiaries.
• Organization’s beneficiaries must primarily be children/youth.
• Organization 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 is committed to actively participate in the Coaching and leadership development process with honesty, self-reflection, and self-motivation.
• Applicant is able to commit to the time commitments of the Fellowship.
For more clarification on the guidelines, click here.