Leading Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Prosperity


Scaling our social impact by supporting more entrepreneurs

2020 LEAP Entrepreneurs

Mission + Purpose


Emory University studied + validated our theory of change:


When you invest in the leadership of a young social entrepreneur, that entrepreneur will become a more effective business leader who positively impacts the world.


On the heels of this study we're itching to scale our social impact, and for us, that means supporting more social entrepreneurs. We created the LEAP Program to serve more brilliant innovators, whose enterprises will prosper with additional leadership support.


THE GLOBAL GOOD FUND INVITED SELECT ENTREPRENEURS TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR LEAP PROGRAM. THESE ENTREPRENEURS COMMIT TO OUR 6-MONTH VIRTUAL PROGRAM, FOCUSED ON LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.


We support LEAP entrepreneurs with our proven methods of impact: executive coaching, business mentorship, and access to a network of peers and sector expertise to accelerate their growth and impact.

Program Elements


360 Assessment

Created in collaboration with Yale University, PwC and Deloitte, the 360 MIRROR Assessment is the foundation of The Global Good Fund’s leadership development offering. Specifically designed for social entrepreneurs, this assessment reflects a panoramic view of one’s leadership skills.

Leadership Plan + Coaching

Upon completion of the 360 MIRROR, LEAP entrepreneurs will work with a professional Executive Coach for three months, in a group setting, to frame their results and define their development priorities in a Leadership Development Plan (LDP).

Executive Coaching + Business Mentorship

Entrepreneurs will meet in bi-weekly sessions with a Business Mentor for three months. The Mentor serves as an accountability partner, challenging the leader to complete his or her LDP and providing consistent support. Additionally, seminars will be offered in marketing, building talent and capital development.

Frequently Asked Questions


HOW IS THIS PROGRAM DIFFERENT FROM THE FELLOWSHIP?

 
+  LEAP is an abridged version of The Global Good Fund Fellowship.
+  LEAP does not include grant funding or participation in our global summit.
+  LEAP entrepreneurs meet with their Executive Coach in a group setting.

 

 

CAN I APPLY TO THE LEAP PROGRAM?

 

+  Access to The LEAP Program is by invitation only.

 

CAN LEAP ENTREPRENEURS ALSO APPLY FOR THE GLOBAL GOOD FUND FELLOWSHIP?

 

+  Yes of course! 
+  We believe investing in leadership development is the best tool for enterprise growth and achieving global good.
 

I'VE BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICAPTE IN LEAP, AND I'M SO EXCITED! CAN I SHARE THE NEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

 

+  To create ripples of change across cultures and communities, we encourage LEAP entrepreneurs to share this exciting opportunity with their networks!

2020 LEAP Entrepreneurs


Edward Yee
Co-founder | Givfunds

Edward Yee is the Co-founder of Givfunds, a foundation that lends low-cost loans to social entrepreneurs in South Asia. To date, the organization has impacted over 40K lives and helped innovators generate an additional $8M in revenue.


Amy Paulson
Co-founder & CEO | Gratitude Alliance

Amy Paulson is the CEO and Co-founder of Gratitude Alliance, an Oakland-based non-profit that works at the intersection of healing and social justice - helping to break generational cycles of trauma and harm, build individual and collective resilience and democratize access to healing resources.

 


Ogholi Alero
Founder | Rural Development + Reformation Foundation

Ogholi Alero Sandra is the Founder of Rural Development and Reformation Foundation (RUDERF), a nonprofit committed to the development of rural and semi-urban communities in Nigeria through investment in human capital.


Derrin Slack
Founder | ProAct Indy

Derrin Slack is the Founder of ProAct Indy, an Indiana-based nonprofit that engages as-risk youth and corporations in public service projects. He has trained and led teams to engage over 25,000 boys and girls and corporate employees to value intentional community engagement and appreciate diversity and equity as an integral part of their lives.


Gülcan Yala
Co-founder & CEO | Kodluyoruz

Gulcan Yayla the Co-founder of Kodluyoruz, working to make Turkey a worldwide talent hub for the technology sector while addressing youth unemployment and underemployment problems.


More LEAP Entrepreneurs


Ruth Nabembezi
Founder | Ask Without Shame

Ask Without Shame is a social enterprise that provides emergency sex education via mobile device to African youth.


Allister Chang
Founder | Civic Suds

Civic Suds supports digital literacy development for families in the United States living below the poverty line by installing public access computers and facilitating digital literacy trainings inside coin laundromats.


Eliza Pesuit
Executive Director | Global Glimpse

Global Glimpse is a highly selective, structured leadership program that launches motivated US high school students from a wide range of backgrounds into a fascinating, transformative international experience.