Exemplary Leadership Actions
Step 1: Apply to the program
Submit the $50 non-refundable application fee, online application, and 2-minute fast pitch video to get started.
Step 2: Orient yourself and get ready
Once you submit your application, you will be notified by email of the orientation date. During orientation you will learn more about program requirements, complete your Philanthropic Business Prospectus, complete the readiness inventories, and select team members.
Step 3: Present your philanthropic business concept
Work with your team to complete pre-work activities for the Panel Interview. During the panel interview the team will present the philanthropic business concept to demonstrate the current state of the business and how it will achieve its social and financial goals. Each team must complete the following pre-work.
Step 4: Enroll in the program
After the panel interview each team will receive an evaluation summary with feedback on their business concept with recommendations, areas to focus and refine during the program. Team are guided to focus on accomplishing the strategic goals and targets they set out to accomplish along with the program targets set to yield tangible results. Each team member must register to take the program and prepare for the first week of program class sessions.
Step 5: Co-create with your team and others in the leadership community
Active collaborative participation online and offline with your team and others in the leadership portal is critical to your team’s success. The program is discovery based. This means you must collaborate and share to identify the resources, overcome challenges, and work together to structure, plan, develop, and implement a solution to yield sustainable results.
Step 6: Report your results to get funded
The goal is generate the results your team has set out to accomplish to show the value and benefits of a viable philanthropic business. By tracking and measuring the results of their efforts, successful teams who accomplish their strategic goals and generate impressive social and financial results earn an opportunity to pitch their philanthropic business results to potential investors, sponsors, and donors.