1. Newsletter: December 2015

    December 8, 2015


    Impact Corps Info Session

    Thurs, Dec. 3, 5:30-6:30pm
    @ R1220, Ross School of Business

    Application Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

    If you are a Ross MBA or BBA junior looking for a challenging, paid summer consulting project at a mission-driven organization, we invite you to the Impact Corps Info Session on Thurs, Dec. 3.

    • Internships are ten weeks in length, typically between May and July. MBAs are compensated $10,000 and BBAs $6,000
    • Projects include marketing, strategic planning, new business development, and civic consulting with leading social impact organizations around the world and in Detroit
    • Partner organizations have included the Civic Consulting Alliance, Environmental Defense Fund, and Focus Hope
    The session will identify partners for the 2015-16 program, give an overview of the Center for Social Impact’s Impact Corps Programand application requirements, and past participants will share their experiences.
    Event Information

    Tomorrow is Giving Blueday!

    Give to the Center for Social Impact from
    midnight until 11:59pm tomorrow!

    Accelerate the Center for Social Impact’s efforts to empower students and mission-driven organizations in solving pressing social challenges! Consider giving to the Center tomorrow and know that your donation helps the students working to become social impact leaders and the communities they serve.

    Giving Blueday is the University’s own day of giving and part of the national movement to kick off the giving season on Giving Tuesday. In addition to donating, you can participate in social media challenges throughout the day and have the opportunity to earn $1,000 for the Center each hour!

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    2016 Social Impact Challenge
    Preview & Team Matching

    Fri, Dec. 11, 4:00 – 5:30pm
    Civilla, Detroit, MI

    Grad and undergrad students from ALL U-M majors are invited to learn about the 2016 Social Impact Challenge and form teams.

    Students will share and explore interactive approaches to urban revitalization in Detroit at social innovation center Civilla. There will also be speed networking to find Challenge teammates!

    Food and transportation will be provided, so please RSVP.

    Registration Details

    U-M Alumni Social Entrepreneurs: Delivering Impact Across the Country

    From Detroit to San Francisco, U-M Alumni are leading the charge in social entrepreneurship. In partnership with the U-M Alumni Association and local alumni clubs, our Center’s Managing Director, Rishi Moudgil, is sharing our frameworks for delivering social impact through new ventures, while we also learn about great wolverine social enterprises!

    On Nov. 11, ninety alumni gathered at the U-M Detroit Center to engage with a panel of U-M Alumni who work as new venture creators, nonprofit founders, and impact investors. A strong turnout demonstrated the compounding potential of U-M alumni to work together across sectors and create socially innovative solutions.

     View photos from the event!

    More social entrepreneurship events will be held for alumni across the country, so let us know if you’d like a convening in your region!

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    Round 1 of the Michigan Business Challenge
    Fri, Dec. 4, 12:45 – 5:00pm Ross School of Business
    The campus and community is invited to watch Round 1 of the Michigan Business Challenge, this Fri, Dec. 4. You will hear over 100 teams pitch business concepts, with half the teams competing for the Social Impact Track.
    Rishi Moudgil selected as 2015 American Express NGen Fellow
    We are proud to announce that Rishi Moudgil, Managing Director of the Center for Social Impact, has been named a 2015 American Express NGen Fellow by Independent Sector, a leadership forum working to advance the common good by strengthening the nonprofit and philanthropic community. He was one of twelve outstanding leaders selected for theFellowship because of his innovative work in launching the Center for Social Impact.
    Read more…
    Does your organization need help with information management?
    The University of Michigan School of Information offersseveral opportunities to receive free assistance with your information management needs, from information process flow to content management systems. Project lengths can range from one day to an entire term.
    Find out more…


    Dec. 1, 2015
    Impact Corps:
    Dec. 3, 2015
    Michigan Business Challenge:
    Round 1
    Dec. 4, 2015 Social Impact Challenge:
    Dec. 11, 2015


    The Center for Social Impact provides students support and opportunities to design a pathway to become social impact leaders. Students in the Center’s programs collaborate with mission-driven organizations across sectors to develop innovative solutions to pressing social challenges.

    Global Social Venture Competition

    Deadline: Fri, Dec. 4

    GSVC leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process that helps them develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Teams receive connections, financial support, exposure, and up to $50K in prizes to advance their social ventures and create their own path to impact. Submit by Dec. 4.

    Impact Investing 101

    Thurs, Dec. 3, 9:00 – 11:00am      Southfield, MI

    Join the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Mission Throttle for this two-hour crash course exploring what social impact investing is, how it works, and what you need to know to secure an investment. Space is limited. Early registration recommended.

    U-M MLK Symposium

    Mon, Jan. 18

    Be involved in one of the largest University celebrations honoring the life and work of Dr. King. Throughout the month of January, the MLK Symposium provides the community with opportunities to participate in lectures, performances, projects, and workshops. Student organizations that are interested in hosting an event for the Symposium should submit an event form found on the website.

    Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design

    Accepting submissions through Jan. 8

    The Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design is accepting submissions until Jan. 8, 2016. The Journal accepts any work from U-M students that contributes to the field of urban and regional planning through a wide variety of perspectives and mediums. Additional details and tips for submissions can be found on the website, or email Mikah Zaslow.

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