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Global Leader Series for Non-Profits

Tote Board – SSI: Global Leader Series for NonProfits (GLS) is the signature conference series for the nonprofit sector in Singapore.

Jointly organised by the Social Service Institute (SSI) and Tote Board, we gather nonprofit thought leaders and experts from around the world to offer research-based best practices and knowledge sharing to conference participants. With conference events over three years on leadership and social capital related themes, we will explore new ways to address increasingly dynamic challenges faced by the nonprofit
community today.

Participants will hear global perspectives and learn best practices on highly relevant themes through charismatic keynote speakers, engaging panel discussions and Master Class. Also, it is a great platform for networking opportunities and possible collaborations amongst the community.


What is Social Value? An easy question for an observer to pose depending on your perspective, the answers can look very different. For example, what has been the value of social impact initiatives in Asia of the billions of dollars that have poured into the sector over the last decade?

As a VWO, being able to respond to the question ‘What is your Social Value?” has become a fundamental requirement. However, the answer cannot be “It depends on what area you are asking about?” VWOs need to be able to articulate a response that satisfies all their stakeholders.

Jeremy Nicholls is the CEO of Social Value International, the largest global network of social impact practitioners with 19 country chapters. The Social Value Framework that Jeremy and his team have created has already helped thousands of VWOs across the world to untangle these questions and provide the structure for the best response.

The Tote Board Enabling Lives Initiative Grant, in partnership with SG Enable and NCSS, has committed $30 million to improving the wellbeing of Persons with Disabilities and their caregivers over 5 years. The Enabling Lives Initiative has taken an outcomes-based approach to supporting this sector.

On 26 September, the planned participation of 300 pax will be seated into 30 banquet tables of 10, where each table has a Tote Board Enabling Lives Initiative grantee representative.Jeremy and key speakers from the sector will review real life examples from grantees of this initiative and walk participants through the Social Value framework as part of the Masterclass session. A group of 4 masterclass facilitators will be moving among the 30 tables to guide participants through the Masterclass.

Participants will leave with tangible takeaways on the social value framework and how to map their grassroots activities towards higher order outcomes.

Intended Objectives:
- Best practices and knowledge sharing from a global speaker and experts on the social value framework
- Equip participants with tools and skillsets to articulate their social value to their stakeholders in Singapore
- Catalyse and inspire the participants to innovate and solve challenges to create high impact for the causes and stakeholders they serve with a Masterclass
- Apply these concepts with examples from the Singapore disability sector funded under Tote Boards Enabling Lives Initiative

To find out more about the event and how to sign up, please visit