Everything you need to know about becoming a Global Good Fund Fellow - THE GLOBAL GOOD FUND

Everything you need to know about becoming a Global Good Fund Fellow

Posted by globalgoodfund on May 19, 2023

We invest in leaders who are committed to driving positive change and have ambitious goals. Those who despite the obstacles will not let anything get in their way of progress, even during the toughest of times.

What makes GGF different from other Accelerators is that we care about you, the real you. Our community (staff, other fellows, alumni, and our incredibly diverse network of professionals) will be there to celebrate your victories, and even more importantly support you through thick and thin.

Our program is specifically designed to develop the leadership skills that you need to thrive in the increasingly complex world that we live in. We are looking for leaders that recognize their need to fine-tune their leadership skills to best drive their team and enterprise to greater success.

What does the Fellowship entail?

1) 360 Leadership Assessment

Fellows take GGF’s proprietary leadership  assessment and gain a panoramic view of their leadership skills.

2) Summit (In person)

+ Fellows participate in an Annual Global Good Fund Summit each sprint. A 4-day curated leadership development experience that combines training, networking and bonding among Fellows, alumni and valued members of the GGF ecosystem.

3) Executive Coaching (virtual)

+ Fellows use the results of the 360 assessment as a starting point to work with their executive coach and create a personalized Leadership Development Plan.

4) Business Mentorship (virtual)

+ Fellows are matched with a C-suite business executive who serves as a mentor and receive intensive 1:1 support to help them successfully grow their business.

5) Targeted Funds

+ Fellows receive a $10,000 grant to explicitly be used on their Leadership Development.

6) Peer and subject Matter Expert Network

+ Over the course of 12 months, Fellows are part of a global cohort of leaders positively impacting the world. GGF facilitates intentional opportunities for Fellows and alumni to engage and learn from each other as well as a variety of industry experts so that they can be better equipped towards addressing complex challenges.

How do you know if the program is right for you?

Eligibility Criteria

+ The enterprise the candidate leads has been in operation for a minimum of two years

+ The enterprise employs a minimum of two full-time, paid employees

+ The candidate’s role if that of a primary decision-maker, i.e. the role you hold is:

+ C-Suite (CEO, COO, CTO, CFO, etc.)

+ Co-Founder/ Founder & C-Suite

+ Executive Director

+ The candidate is committed full-time to running the enterprise

+ The enterprise the candidate is leading is mission-driven, meaning that the sole objective is not to make a profit but also to have a positive impact on society.

Additional Considerations

+ The enterprise the candidate is leading can be a for-profit, non-profit or hybrid

+ The enterprise’s scope of work can be international, domestic or both

+ The enterprise has developed an effective business model and is therefore well positioned (or is able to provide evidence that demonstrates a high level of potential) to scale in the long-term

+ The enterprise is addressing issues in the following sectors: Financial Technology, Environment, Education, Economic Mobility, and Health. However, we will consider applicants who fall outside of these areas as related to their potential for social impact and systemic change

+ Candidates should not be receiving formal coaching/mentoring support; if they are applying for other fellowships within the same fellowship cycle, please make sure it is indicated within your application

How to apply?

Every year our Fellow recruitment process initiates in May for approximately 6 weeks.
The overview of the application process is made up of 3 phases. A brief summary of each phase is included below:


Phase I: May-June
Preliminary Questionnaire

+ A series of short-answer questions that aims to assess the applicants alignment with our Fellowship Criteria.

+ Time it takes to complete: 30 minute approx.

Phase II: July – August
Comprehensive Application

+ A mandatory video submission where we ask you to share your story with us.

+ 2 recommendation letters

+ Financial viability template

+ Short answer questions related to these topics: Impact measurement, what your enterprise does and what makes it unique, and leadership potential and coachability.

+ Time it takes to complete: 1-2 hours approx.

Phase III: Sept – Nov

+ A 30min video interview

+ Candidates are required to invite 1 colleague and/or community member that can attest to their work to their interview.


What we want to make sure you take away from this!

If you don’t meet most of our criteria, it is highly likely that this program isn’t for you, make sure you read all the FAQs and supporting documentation, we want to hear from you.

Tell us why you need this program! At GGF we want to do everything in our power to ensure our support reaches those leaders that are both most committed to solving the world’s most pressing issues and need the support.

Lastly, this application process is a long journey. If you don’t make it to the next phase, or you aren’t selected It’s not because we don’t believe in you or your mission.  We simply get so many strong applicants.  Regardless of the outcome, we believe in you and want you to succeed. Don’t let the outcome discourage you. You never know – maybe next year may just be the year you do become a GGF Fellow.