A New Social Enterprise Support Program for a Reimagined Economy


In partnership with SAP, leading impact investors, and social enterprise thought-leaders, S-GRID — the Sustainable Growth of Revenues for International Development program — will help social enterprises build revenue partnerships with the corporate sector to become more integrated into global value chains. Together, we will help social enterprises grow their revenues, teams, and impact, while helping rebuild a more sustainable and equitable economy.


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.

  • Businesses are spending more than ever to achieve sustainability, equity, and other social impact targets
  • Social enterprises have innovative solutions that the corporate sector needs
  • Growing social enterprises often lack the know-how and connections to create these high-value partnerships with the corporate sector
  • S-GRID closes this gap by building the skills and networks needed to partner with these global value chains


Together, we can help social enterprises grow, accelerate impact, and create world-positive jobs — while embedding sustainability into a more equitable and regenerative economy.

On-Demand Support. Amazing Connections. No Equity.

Whenever you — or your team — need it.


Build Connections & Improve Product-Market Fit
Build Connections & Improve Product-Market Fit

Learn best practices, get peer support, and receive coaching to help refine your product and positioning to connect into global value, supply, and/or distribution chains. 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. Receive 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. The training is available whenever you or your team members need it.

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Program Details


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

The MovingWorlds Sustainable Growth of Revenue for International Development (S-GRID) program helps social enterprises, and the individuals within them, to create sustainable revenue streams by partnering with the corporate sector and connecting into global value chains.

Assessment

Receive an assessment from our team to identify your biggest opportunities for growth.

Onboarding & Networking

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

Professional Development for Your Entire Team

Engage in a variety of learning opportunities to build the sales effectiveness of your team, including on-demand content, live presentations, peer-based support, and more.

Access Our Global Community

Access mentors, partners, and valuable corporate connections.

Resources & Weekly Office Hours

Access support via your custom learning dashboard, as well as office hours with MovingWorlds team members.

Extra Tools and Services

Access the best content to help you create new revenue opportunities.

Partnerships & Mentoring

MovingWorlds has helped companies — like SAP, Microsoft, Booking, Glaxo Smith Kline, Kering, Siemens, Avanade, and more — scale social impact initiatives. Professionals from these companies, as well as from our MovingWorlds Institute network, continue 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Why is this program important and needed?

There is a notable increase in businesses looking to achieve sustainability, equity, and other social impact targets who face barriers along the ‘first mile’ and ‘last mile.’ Social enterprises have the innovative solutions to overcome these challenges, but often lack the ongoing education and support to build cross-sector partnerships after graduating from accelerator programs.

What is the ideal social enterprise profile?

This program is for social enterprises that meet the following criteria:

  1. Size & Employees: Has at least one employee beyond the founder(s). The average enterprise will be between 5 and 45 employees.
  2. Stage: Has a good, service, or product that is already being sold and generating revenues.
  3. Revenues: Most qualifying enterprises will be generating between $100,000 and $2.5 Million USD, but this will vary by country and geography.
  4. Legal Status: Legally exists for a pro-social and/or environmental impact (this can be nonprofit, for-profit with a social mission, hybrid, co-op, community-based group, or other)
  5. Mission Alignment: Measures and reports on pro-social and/or environmental impact to the public, board, and/or another 3rd party
  6. Program Fit: Has a team member – or multiple team members – responsible for growing revenues through partnerships.

What is the cost for social enterprises to participate?

Thanks to generous support from SAP, participation during COVID is free. Based on the social enterprise’s home-country and revenues, we are experimenting with asking that 3-10% of their next corporate partnership contract achieved through the program be reinvested back into S-GRID to help sponsor the participation of more social enterprises. More details and opt-in disclosures will occur during the application process.

I'm not a social enterprise but I want to support, how can I?

For a complete list of S-GRID FAQs, please visit our help center.

Advisors

These generous thought-leaders, social activists, and impact investors provide strategic guidance to help us achieve our mission.


Alexandra van der Ploeg
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP

Akhtar Badshah
Founder, Catalytic Innovators Group

Adlai Wertman
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Founding Director-USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

Henri Nyakarundi
Founder and CEO, ARED Author, My African Dream

Allie Ottoboni
President, eBay Foundation

Davide Strusani
Principal Economist, Disruptive Technology and Funds, Impact Investing, The World Bank Group

Erin Burchfield
Global Partnerships Director, Microsoft Philanthropies, Tech for Social Impact

Jack Knellinger
Partner & Co-founder, Capria

Jeff Halvorson
Sr. Manager, Sustainable Agriculture Partnerships at PepsiCo

Jen Beason
Global Program Director, SAP

Mark Karake
Founder, CEO ImpactAfrica.Network

Nate Wong
Executive Director at Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University

Rahul Shah
Lead, Non-Profit Advisory, Sattva Consulting

Stephen Young
Global Lead - Procurement with Purpose, SAP

Steve Shmida
Chief Innovation Officer at Resonance, Author of Partner with Purpose

Sachi Shenoy
Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Upaya Social Ventures

Request an Application Form


Complete the form below to express interest, receive more information, and to access our application form. We use this as an initial screen to ensure we are the right program for your social enterprise and its goals.