The Ripple Effect
the continuing & spreading results of a single person
On Carrie Rich's 26th birthday, her boss, Knox Singleton the CEO of Inova Health Systems, gifted her a birthday card with $100. A few weeks prior, Carrie shared an idea with Knox about pairing emerging young leaders, like herself, with seasoned executives, like him, and backing the combo with targeted capital to serve as a catalyst for social good. Carrie set out to demonstrate that small donations could have enormous impact. She emailed anyone and everyone to grow the $100, which eventually became $2,000,000 used to found The Global Good Fund. 7 years later, The Global Good Fund’s 105 Fellows have collectively impacted 8,500,000 people around the world. This ripple effect started with Carrie. Today, The Global Good fund's ripple effect is our story.
One person with a vision, backed by the right network, tools and resources, can create enormous impact on the world.
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.
TESTING OUR HYPOTHESIS
We recently worked with Emory University, as part of an initiative funded by The Kauffman Foundation, to study the connection between our strategic activities and expected outcomes in leadership development, enterprise growth and social impact compared to 52 other accelerator programs.
+ GGF Fellows running for-profit social enterprises are generating 3x the revenue compared to the benchmark peer group.
+ GGF Fellows running nonprofits are raising 3x the philanthropic dollars compared to the benchmark peer group.
+ GGF Fellows highly value in-person networking opportunities, ranking attendance at The Global Good Fund Annual Summit and access to leadership coaching as the most valuable resources of the Fellowship.
105 FELLOWS FROM 30 COUNTRIES
$65M TOTAL MONEY RAISED
8.5M LIVES POSITIVELY IMPACTED
1,860 JOBS CREATED
36,000+ GLOBAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS
8,000+ UNTAPPED ENTREPRENEURS
YOUR INVESTMENTS OF TIME AND RESOURCES EMPOWER THE GLOBAL GOOD FUND TO SUPPORT INNOVATORS POSITIVELY IMPACTING SOCIETY. WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED.
Our Core Values
These five core values embody our culture, spirit and dedication to doing what’s right. They keep us aligned and help us make decisions about everything from the Fellows we serve to the staff we hire.
Change begins with one person, one donation or one idea, and together, we create a ripple effect of lasting social impact.
Do good. Be good.
Act with integrity, humility and compassion, especially when nobody’s watching.
Be the change you want to see in the world; empower others to do the same.
We break the rules, change perspective and get creative; resistance never led to innovation.
Purpose drives our decision making and guides our storytelling.
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