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Who can be a GAP Changemaker?

If you are the head of an NGO or a social enterprise or even an individual executing a project, you can become a GAP Changemaker.

Size does not matter.  What matters is that you are committed, passionate and are already on the journey in making a difference to communities that are in poverty or less advantaged. You also need to have;

  • Worked on projects in agriculture, education, livelihoods & enterprise, water, sanitation & energy, healthcare & financial inclusion.
  • A minimum of 1 year of engagement in your initiative and ready for further support.
  • The drive to make your initiative a success and be open to growing yourself and your team.
  • Openness to new perspectives, ideas and be ready to adopt new ways to increase your impact.
  • A deep commitment to poverty eradication and ready to work with others to make it happen.

Why I love to be a GAP Changemaker


“I love the fact that I am part of GAP, I feel I belong to a community that is like me and stands for me”


Mayura Balasubramaniyam


“My GAP Expert helped me to get clear on my strategy and get better understanding of my financials, which I had struggled with”


Atchuta Rao


“हमने तो कभी बिटगिविंग, मिलाप जैसे नाम सुने भी नहीं थे  गैप ने हमे ये सब सिखाया और क्राउड फंडिंग के बारे में सिखाया|”


नवाज़ पाशा 


“I am able to focus on my goal with lot more clarity and conviction after interacting with my GAP Coach”


Varun Hemachandran


“गैप से लीडरशिप कोचिंग मिलने के बाद मुझे बहुत कॉन्फिडेंस मिला है और मैं अपनी संस्था अच्छे से संभाल सकती हूँ”


अनीता यादव


“Thanks to GAP Coaching, I am able to understand and communicate Bhumi’s Changemaker plan better. The coaching helped me to manage my time, the way I work and how I feel every day”

Dr.Prahalathan KK

Journey of a GAP Changemaker

Ria Golecha from Kayakalp shares her journey with GAP

GAP Coach Megha Modi talks about her experience with Ria

How to Apply

Global Action on Poverty (GAP) invites applications from individuals who are working on a powerful initiative to eradicate poverty, or making a deep impact to less advantaged people, anywhere in the world. We believe that, if NGO’s, companies, professionals, individuals all work together we can use existing resources to move people out of poverty.


गैप ऐसी संस्था और व्यक्ति को आवेदन भरने के लिए प्रेरित करता है जो की गरीबी मिटाने के लिए जुटे हुए हैं | गैप विश्वास करता है कि विशेषज्ञता, संसाधनों और क्षमताओं को प्रदान करके जीवन के अनेक क्षेत्रों में काम कर रहे लोगों को समर्थ व सशक्त करने से लोगों को गरीबी से बाहर निकालने के उनके प्रयासों को बढ़ावा मिलेगा।


The 5-step process to become a GAP Changemaker

We are looking for committed Changemakers who will engage proactively and make the most of all the support and benefits available to them, most of them at no or subsidised costs, through the GAP Community.  To ensure we get the right type of Changemakers on board, we have created a 5-step process which is described below.


Apply to be a Changemakers by filling up the registration form.


You will be interviewed by a GAP team member within 1 week of your application. This step is to understand your intent, deep commitment and vision for poverty eradication.

Levels of Membership

Level 1. Be Curious


Being a part of this program, gives you access to our community of Changemakers. You will also get access to our GAP Learn platform which has a library of contents and resources that can be used to develop your organisation. You will also be invited to our monthly GAP Elevate Webinars, where we have many eminent speakers from the industry who will talk on relevant topics and will be available to answer your questions.You will also receive the GAP newsletter.

The annual membership for this is free


Level 2. Be Empowered


We aim to support you through some powerful and relevant Empowerment programs that we offer to all our Changemakers. These programs can support you in providing resources such as volunteers, accounting, legal or marketing support. We also support your development as a leader through our mentoring, coaching, leadership and learning programs.  You also have access to the virtual conferences and the GAP newsletter.

You will be required to complete the  ‘My Change Plan’ (MCP) if you choose this membership.

The annual membership contribution for this is INR 5000 


Level 3. Be Transformed


The GAP Intensive program is for individuals or organizations that have a deep commitment to alleviating poverty and are impassioned about bringing positive change in India and globally. If you want to increase the impact of your initiative’s strengthen your personal and organization’s capabilities and become part of a larger network of mentors, investors, corporates and like-minded social entrepreneurs, then this is the program for you. It is a 14-month journey covering the following:


  1. A 2-month Intensive Foundation Course which prepares the Changemakers for the yearlong Intensive journey
  2. The 1-year Intensive Program with the Action team led by a corporate leader focusing on increasing the impact by at least 50%
  3. Access to the GAP Annual Event
  4. Impact Assessment of the Intensive at the end of the year

The annual membership contribution for this is INR 50,000


We also provide part scholarships (for the ‘Be Empowered’ and ‘Be Transformed’ memberships) to Changemakers who are financially concerned.  Please write to us at if you would like to speak to us about it’

My Change Plan

Upon getting shortlisted after the interview, you will be asked to fill up your Change Plan within 1 week.  This is a mandatory step as we need this information to take your application further.

Orientation Webinar

An interactive 1-hour orientation session with the GAP Team and other GAP community members, where you will know more about GAP and its spectrum of programs. It’s mandatory for all new Changemakers to attend this session.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to someone at GAP about the application, contact us on

+91 80-41236851 or email us at

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