14 STAGES OF GAP INTENSIVE

DISCOVERY

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Changemaker Connect

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14 STAGES OF GAP INTENSIVE

STRATEGIZING

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Deeper Understanding

Defining Big

Brainstorming on

Strategies & Ideas

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Impact Goals

Key Strategies

Partners & Connections

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14 STAGES OF GAP INTENSIVE

PLANNING & EXECUTION

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Implementation

Big Impact Plan

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GAP invites applications from Changemakers for

The GAP Intensive Program 2018

        Last Date To Apply – Sep 30, 2018

                                                     

The GAP Intensive is a program where GAP and its partners work alongside Changemakers to dramatically increase their impact through strategic and on the ground support over a duration of a year.

Who is it for?

 

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. 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.

 

We have certain minimum eligibility criteria for the applicant Changemakers:

 

  1.  You must be the head/founder of an NGO or Social Enterprise
  2.  Your NGO/Social Enterprise has been operational for at least 2 years (we are not an accelerator program for early-stage concepts)
  3. You must have registrations like 12A, 80G, FCRA or registration under Section 8 Company Act
  4. You have at least 1 year of financial statements and budgets
  5.  You are willing to commit time, energy and resources over the duration of the program, and are willing to engage enthusiastically with mentors, business leaders, investors and other partners during the Intensive journey
  6. You have support within the organization to work on the GAP Intensive with you, especially during the days when you are attending the Foundation Workshop or other sessions.
  7. Willingness to upgrade and improve the organizational strategy and plan through the GAP Intensive
  8. Ability to deploy tools to measure the impact of the initiative
  9. Willingness for personal leadership development to optimize the capabilities of the team, partners and connections and being open to change
  10. Willingness to attend the GAP Annual Event, planned for 16-18 Nov 2018 at the Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad to meet your Corporate Intensive Leader

How is the GAP Intensive program structured?

The GAP Intensive Program is a 14-month journey covering two key parts:

  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 focusing on increasing the impact by at least 50%

The GAP Intensive 2 Month Foundation Course consists of:

  1. A workshop covering personal leadership and organizational development through in classroom coaching – 7 days
  2. Foundation (Mentoring) – Weekly calls with mentor for strengthening business fundamentals – 8 sessions across 8 weeks

The GAP Intensive 12-Month Program

  1. Working with dedicated Intensive Leader and Action team to define growth strategy, develop the implementation plan and identify partners for growth – 3 months
  2. Support from Intensive Leader in implementation of growth plan, leveraging networks and connections and improving funding readiness – 9 months
  3. Regular monthly/quarterly reviews and an impact assessment at the end of 1 year.

What is the Foundation Course?

The Foundation course is an integral part of the GAP Intensive program. The course will:

  1. Expand your leadership capabilities, develop powerful perspectives towards your life and goals
  2. Equip you with the right frameworks to crystallize your organization’s mission & strategy, build your organization model and plan for the future
  3. Coach you towards being ‘funding ready’ – how to present/pitch to investors and define organization’s objectives/programs/structure in an impactful manner
  4. Enable you to discover your Life Purpose, and align it with your work and life
  5. Bring forth a new paradigm of living and professional action

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Initiatives

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Awareness & aid for sex workers and their families

Image of Gitanjali Babbar, Changemaker for Global Action on Poverty (GAP)

Gitanjali Babbar

Founder
Kat Katha

Sight To Sightless Providing Free Cataract Surgeries.

Image of Venkatesh Murthy, Changemaker for Global Action on Poverty (GAP)

Venkatesh Murthy

Managing Trustee
Sri Vivekananda Sevashram

Provide clean & affordable energy access

Image of Bhushan Trivedi, Changemaker for Global Action on Poverty (GAP)

Bhushan Trivedi

Founder
Picoenergy

Empowering farmers & tribal villages through multi-crop model

Image of Atchuta Rao, Changemaker for Global Action on Poverty (GAP)

Atchuta Rao

Founder
Estah Society

Program Design

1. GAP ‘A’ Team in action

The very first phase consists of engagement of the Changemaker with an ‘A’ team led by an Intensive leader who is highly experienced and can bring his/her networks and connections to the Changemaker’s initiative . This team comprises of a group of diversely experienced individuals from the world of Coaching, Academia, Business & NGOs who are all thoughtfully on boarded based on the relevance of their experience and diverse perspectives that they will provide for the Changemaker’s initiative.

2. Partner Team formation

After the ‘A’ team field visits to the Changemaker’s organization and the community it impacts, brainstorming sessions are conducted for new ideas that can dramatically increase the impact of the initiative. Big Impact Goal is finalized and an implementation plan is created.  All of this is done in 2-3 months.   Based on the requirements of the Big Impact Plan, the GAP ‘A’ Team engages suitable partners for supporting the implementation process.

3. Implementation of the Big Impact Plan

In the third phase, the Changemaker along with the Intensive Leader and the partners implement the Big Impact Plan over a period of 9-10 months.

Program Benefits

  1. Get fresh and new perspectives for your initiative from a diverse group of people
  2. Formulation of a plan based on a Big Impact Goal that accelerates your impact
  3. Connection with key strategic partners who will support you through their expertise and advice
  4. Time-bound implementation of the Big Impact Plan with the support of these partners
  5. Access to one dedicated member from the GAP team (GAP Agent) and a GAP Intensive Leader who will be supporting you throughout the 1-year engagement
  6. Gain mileage from the experience and connections of the GAP Intensive Council members
  7. Benefit from the regular reviews and an impact assessment of this engagement (at the end of 1 year)

Intensive Team

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Leaders

A GAP Intensive leader co-owns the project along with the Changemaker and connects GAP and outside world to the Changemaker to allow for cross pollination of ideas.

 

The Intensive leader and the GAP agent define the rules of engagement and on-boards an ‘A’ team for the Changemaker. In addition to this, he/she ensures proper measurement of outcome and impact throughout the year.

Council

The intensive council is a set of individuals with great experience and expertise who come together to review the ‘Big Impact Plan’ presented by the Changemakers and Intensive Leaders. This council ensures the efficacy and viability of the Big Impact Goal.  The members of this council may even sponsor any of the goals or specific aspects of it and provide access to their networks and connections.

 

Since the nature of this council is overarching across all Intensive Changemakers, it also allows cross-pollination between the Changemakers’ Big Impact Plan. Finally, the council works towards ensuring that each Changemaker’s impact is significant on the ground and is measured efficiently.

‘A’ Team Members

Each ‘A’ team is engaged with a Changemaker for a minimum of 3 months. During this time, the ‘A’ team comes up with a feasible Big Impact Goal which will have a great impact on the ground. Each team views its Changemaker’s initiative from the lens of social impact and gives insights and ideas on how to unlock the potential of the organization.

 

The ‘A’ team members have at least two sessions to brainstorm and work on the feasibility of the goals that each team member comes up with. They leverage their connections and knowledge to test the feasibility of the goals and engage with partners who can potentially be part of the implementation of the Big Impact Plan.

 

The ‘A’ team consists of the following members:

  1. Business Expert
  2. Coach
  3. NGO Representative
  4. Academician
  5. Student Volunteer
  6. Social Sector Expert

GAP Agents

The GAP Agents act as the backbone of the Intensive program. He/she maintains ensures efficiency and consistency of information in proper formats that are both timely and accurate.

 

The agents interact with Intensive Leader and partners, and coordinate all meetings to engage different players effectively.