SOCIAL PURPOSE ORGANIZATIONS

Challenges

Details and Application Instructions

OVERVIEW

Challenges are eight-week projects issued by social purpose organizations, completed by a team of 3-5 Fellows. Each Fellow will be able to commit 5 hours to working on the project each week, totalling between 120 – 200 hours of total project time. We run our program in collaboration with Railyard Lab, a design-based Fellowship program. Our next Challenge Cycle will run from January 25 to March 19, 2021. Apply today to issue a project! 

SUMMARY

  • Project scope: Bite-sized
  • Duration: Eight weeks (January 25 – March 19, 2021)
  • Time commitment: 120-200 hours total
  • Team structure: Team of 3-5 SIA Fellows with SIA Advisors
  • Deadline: apply by Sunday, January 3rd at 11:59pm PT

ELIGIBILITY

  • You are an organization with a social and/or environmental mandate. We are open to all forms of organizations.
  • You are headquartered in Canada or you have a significant amount of operations in Canada.
  • You have plans to fundraise capital (philanthropy, grants venture capital, impact investing etc.) in the next 1-2 years.
  • You have an interesting project that can be completed in 8 weeks.

PROJECT TYPES

We are open to working with you on a variety of projects as long as they are within our students’ skillsets. We expect most of the projects to be related to:

  • Market Research
  • Business Development
  • Financial Modelling
  • Impact Measurement
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Brand or Digital Audits & Recommendations 
  • APPLICATION FORM

    Before submitting a Challenge Request below, you can view the application questions in full:

    LEARN MORE

    Download our Challenge overview and learn more about how you can work with us.

    ISSUE A CHALLENGE

    Ready to issue a Challenge? Click below to access our Challenge Request Form.