Innovative Strategies for Board Engagement
It can often be difficult to create a thriving and engaged nonprofit board culture. In fact, a McKinsey survey found that only 17% of nonprofit boards believe that they are as effective as possible. Come to our Board Fellows Forum (open to the public) on Tues, Feb. 7 to hear about innovative ways non-profit organizations are working alongside their boards to increase engagement.
Attendees will hear from the following panelists who are implementing innovative strategies to help their boards thrive:
- Joe Upton, Neutral Zone
- Chase Cantrell, Matrix Human Services & Building Community Value
- Alan Burg, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation
Food will be provided, so please RSVP.
Team Registration Still Open for Social Impact Challenge in Flint
- Register your team by Tues, Feb. 7 at 9 am!
- Students interested in the challenge, who don’t have teammates can find them on the SIC Teamfinder.
Last week, the Center kicked off the 2017 Social Impact Challenge, which is taking place in Flint, MI this year. Multi-disciplinary teams from across campus and between U-M’s Ann Arbor and Flint campuses will pitch to executives and Flint leaders for potential implementation and a $2500 prize.
Partners include UM-Flint Outreach, the City of Flint, and Skypoint Ventures. This year’s challenge is focused on economic development and entrepreneurship between downtown Flint and its neighborhoods. Interested students can read the case statement (pdf) here.
On Tues. Jan. 24, students came to the Ann Arbor Kickoff (see photos). On Fri, Jan. 27 students visited Flint (see photos) and heard from people from the Flint City Planners Office, UM-Flint’s [IN] on the Road, a local entrepreneur, Skypoint Ventures, and the Small Business Development Center. This year’s Social Impact Challenge Finals will be Wed, Mar. 15 at the Flint Institute of Arts.
Four Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Teams Move To the Finals
2017 Michigan Business Challenge Impact Track Finals
Fri, Feb. 17, 12:30 – 3:00pm
@ Ross School of Business
After two rounds, the 2017 Michigan Business Challenge Impact Track has only four teams remaining. On Feb. 17, the public is invited to watch the teams pitch for the $15K grand prize. Starting at 5 pm, the finalists will be in the Blau Colloquium for a showcase exhibit, which will be immediately followed by an awards ceremony and reception.
- AIM Tech – Stephen John (MD ’19), Aaron Steiner (MBA ’17)
- Find Your Ditto – Parisa Soraya (MHI’17)
- Kladder – Jaymon Ballew (JD/MBA ’18)
- Sage & Grace – Holly Price (MBA ’17)
Karen Yocky (MPP/MBA ’18) Seeks to Make an Impact Wherever She Goes
@ Ross School of Business
* Mon, Feb. 13, Noon @ Hutchins 218
* Wed, Mar. 15, Noon @ Taubman School
* Thur, Mar. 23, Noon @ UMSI Engagement Center
Community News & Events
Sun, Feb. 5, 11:59 pm CET
Fri, Feb. 10, 6 pm @ UM Detroit Center
Fri, Feb. 17, 5:30 – 7 pm
@ Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business
Co-created by Sanger Leadership Center and Ross Design + Business Club, these events help Ross students gain firsthand experience leveraging the power of story to embody shared ideals. A select group of students will attend a retreat at the Innovatrium and then wrap it up with an exciting community celebration, Ross Diaries, featuring an evening of storytelling with students, faculty, and alumni.
Mon, Feb. 13
Wed, Feb. 22, 10 am – 1 pm @ Institute for Social Research Building
Thurs, Mar. 2 @ Motor City Casino Hotel
Registration is open for the 2017 Detroit Policy Conference: Reigniting an Innovative Spirit. Sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the conference will highlight and celebrate Detroit’s ongoing economic resurgence by bringing together over 600 key business, community and political leaders.
Fri, Mar. 10