Apply to the S-GRID revenue growth program to turn your innovative solutions into sustainable revenue streams

As we begin to rebuild our post-COVID world, we have an unprecedented opportunity to go beyond the status quo to build more just, equitable, and sustainable global systems. Pushed by consumer demands and governmental policy, there is a growing investment from corporate and global development sectors in building capacity to meet sustainable development targets.

The MovingWorlds Sustainable Development of Revenue for International Development (S-GRID) program helps social enterprises, and the individuals within them, to create sustainable revenue streams by partnering with these international organizations.

Sgrid social enterprise accelerator

There is no business case for enduring poverty or runaway climate change. And there is a great business opportunity, if we seize it, to help harness markets — and all the financial, human, and innovative capital they represent — to deliver the world we want. It’s a minimum $12 trillion opportunity and 380 million more jobs. It is the biggest business plan opportunity of all time and it’s worth going for... Consumers demand it... Employees will leave without it… Governments will eventually require it.

- Paul Polmanm

A New Type of Social Enterprise Growth Program for a New Era of Global Connectivity

Ongoing & On-Demand Support. No Equity. Pay When You Succeed.


Improve Product-Market Fit
Improve Product-Market Fit

Learn best practices, get peer support, and find coaching to help refine your product to solve the problems of international corporations and nonprofits so that you can earn more partnership and mission-aligned revenue opportunities.

Business Development Best Practices
Business Development Best Practices

Work with our team and your peers to refine your value propositions for different target audiences. Then get training and coaching to build a sales pipeline and implement business development processes and tools.

Build the Skills & Capacity of Your Team
Build the Skills & Capacity of Your Team

Training for you and your key team members to do more with less, operate more effectively, and spread skills and insights across your organization.

Program Details

Ongoing and on-demand support whenever you and your team need it


Apply

We're looking for social enterprises that can help corporations and international NGOs solve first- or last-mile problems. Apply whenever is best for you, and we'll let you know if you're accepted within 10 days.

Read our application criteria and costs below.

Onboarding

Join a global network of peers improving the way they find, create, and sustain revenue-based partnerships with corporate partners.

Upon joining, you, along with any other peers from your enterprise, will get a crash course in leading framworks to:

  • Grow your sales and business development skills
  • Build and develop your sales teams
  • Manage high-output sales processes
  • Deliver customer value on first delivery, and capture case studies and referrals

Learn

Engage in a variety of learning opportunities to build the sales effectiveness of your team:

  • On-demand content with case-based discussions
  • Live presentations from industry leaders
  • Peer-based discussions on calls and community site
  • Design-challenge workshops

Whenever new people join your organization, they can also access this content.

Access Our Global Community

Access mentors, pro bono experts, and coaches to help you navigate challenges and opportunities. Engage with peers on the MovingWorlds Community Learning platform. Join sub-groups of peers for support adopting best-practices.

Resources & Weekly Office Hours

Resources to help you improve your own processes to:

  1. Refine product market fit
  2. Identify leads and sell more effectively
  3. Deliver customer value and capture brand-building case studies
  4. Keep growing

Shared in a learning platform you can access on your own, you can also discuss content with peers and get advice during our weekly office hours

Extra Tools and Services

We'll continue to find and share free opportunities for you to access tools, products, and services to help you grow. From software donations to pro bono consulting, we'll get you that extra support that can make a big difference.

Ongoing Support

Once accepted, you'll be able to remain a member as long as you need. So whenever you need to come back for help, support, or learning opportunities in business development, you'll be able to. You can access this support via our weekly office hours, anytime on our community platform, or by requesting your own community meeting to get feedback from our community on challenges you might be facining (like upcoming pitches, new marketing efforts, fundraising, etc.).

Partnerships & Mentoring

MovingWorlds has helped companies — like Microsoft, Booking, Glaxo Smith Kline, Kering, Siemens, Avanade, Hilton, and more — scale social impact initiatives. Professionals from these companies, as well as from our MovingWorlds Institute network, continue to stay engaged to support our mission. As a member of our network, you'll be able to access pro bono consulting, mentoring, and/or training support from our community of world-class experts. Whenever possible, we'll also facilitate introductions to create sales and partnership opportunities.

accelerator learning journey

Application Criteria and Program Costs


COVID-19 Update
Thanks to generous sponsorship from our partners, we are doing our best to make this program free for as many applicants as possible during the COVID crisis. Express interest to learn more about options.


What is the cost of participation?

(Note: During COVID, participation is free if accepted)
There will be a sliding scale based on your revenues and the cost of living in the country your social enterprise is headquartered. This can be paid directly by the social enterprise, or by a sponsoring corporation or foundation. Social enterprises will also be asked to contribute 10% of their next corporate partnership contract back into the S-GRID Program to support scholarships for other social enterprises in the global community. Inquire below for pricing based on our size and location.

Who will participate?

This program is designed for social enterprises that are in the “pioneer gap”, and that need help refining their value proposition to appeal to corporate audiences, and operationalizing sales and delivery.

This program is primarily for organizations that have...

  • ... at least 2 employees beyond founders, and on average 5-20
  • ... a product and/or service that has already been in the market
  • ... generated revenue

The program is intentionally designed to engage and support a diverse set of industries and organization types to inspire innovation and create more partnerships. Within the MovingWorlds community site, sub-groups related to geographies, size, and industries will be created to increase relevancy.

Express Interest


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