Q. Who should complete the application?
A. An executive team member who is in a senior leadership position of an organization and has a strong understanding of the business with the authority to direct organizational changes. (e.g. CEO, Managing Director, Executive Director). This should be the same person who would interview and eventually participate in the program, if selected.
Q. How long is the application?
A. There are approximately 60 questions to give us a sense of who you are and what your social enterprise is all about. If you have the information requested, expect it to take about an hour.
Q. Is there a copy of the application available, so I know what to expect and can have my responses ready?
A. Yes. A version of the application is available to download here: Miller Center Application. If you would like to fill this out before completing the application online, great! However, please do not email it to us in lieu of completing the online form. Also, please do not preview the survey online by filling in junk data.
Q. I am part of the way through the application, but something came up and I am not able to complete it right now. If I come back to it later, can I return to where I left off?
A. You can save your application in progress by clicking 'Save my progress and resume later' at the top or bottom of any page. You will be prompted to enter an email address and create a password before clicking [Save]. You will receive an email confirmation with a link to resume your application. You can also resume your application by clicking 'Resume a previously saved form' at the top or bottom of any page. You will need to enter the same email and password from when you saved your progress.
Q. How much information should I provide?
A. The more complete the data, the better we are able to evaluate your fit for the accelerator program. When in doubt, include more information. We will not evaluate partial applications. It is important that you complete this questionnaire in full as best you can.
Q. How do I share my Financials, Business Plan, and other relevant documents for my application?
A. You can upload your documents at the end of the survey. Please label the documents with the name of your enterprise. Any document format is acceptable (e.g. Excel Sheets, Google Sheets, PDF, Word Doc, etc.)
*Note - financial statements are mandatory for all applicants.
Q. How will the information I provide be protected?
A. Only Miller Center staff and affiliated partners will have access to this data, and it will only be used for the purposes of evaluating fit for an accelerator program. It will not be shared outside of our organization without your permission.
Q. What is expected of my team if selected after submitting the application?
A. An executive team member should plan on participating in two rounds of interviews. If selected as a finalist of the program, commit to 3-6 hours per week for the duration of the program period to complete program deliverables and work with mentors online. Program staff will reach out with detailed next steps.
Q. I am having problems with the application. Who should I contact?
A. Please send your feedback and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Miller Center, see our web page at https://www.millersocent.org/