IN THIS NEWSLETTER: GREETINGS | BOARD MEMBER UPDATES | GET INVOLVED WITH NET IMPACT ABOUT THE NEW SCHOOL NET IMPACT CHAPTER|FELLOWSHIP/COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
NET IMPACT CENTRAL UPCOMING CALLS | ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM PARTNER ORGS
As many of us embark on our final semester at The New School, we hope you will get involved with your chapter of Net Impact. To help make that easier we’d like to let you know that there is still time to apply to the Clinton Global Initiative University, which takes place in Miami in April. Watch your commitments come to life! Look below for more information about this and other opportunities. And while you’re at it, join us on March 26th for the Emerging Careers for the Public Good Fair. This is a wonderful chance to learn about organizations employing people like you to do the work you care about.
Please let us know if there are any events or programs that you would like to promote or plan with the rest of the Chapter. The NYC Professional chapter and other collegiate chapters are looking forward to collaborating with us this semester and beyond. Be creative!
BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you are interested in building up a new student chapter of Net Impact in the Big Apple, please come to our plenary session on Tuesday, 23rd February, 4th floor of 55 West 13th Street, to share your ideas and get involved! Please kindly RSVP by e-mailing us. If you cannot attend and are interested in learning more, please let us know by e-mailing NetImpactNSU@gmail.com, indicate your level of study and tell us a little about yourself. The current board members are seeking students to assist in transitioning our chapter. Below are just some ways you can get involved with Net Impact this semester.
Leadership positions, undergraduate and graduate reps encouraged for each, are as follows: Presidential: Net Impact ambassadors in the community at large. Liaise between Net Impact Central (including reporting) and chapter constituents. Oversee leadership team and leads development of chapter vision and plan. Update online chapter profile and registers the chapter with Central office. A co-leadership structure is suggested for both levels of study. To learn more, contact Rachel and/or Lauren at RachelDawn@alumni.rutgers.edu or LaurenAntelo@gmail.com Treasurer/ Fundraising: Provide annual budget for the chapter. Assist in managing the chapter budget and financials. Advise and develop creative ways to fundraise. May build support team to assist. Where necessary, create and implement chapter’s fundraising strategy. Ensure accountability to donors. For more 411, contact Shawn: ShawnSiebert@gmail.com Marketing/Public Relations Chair: Direct inter-university campaign to work with other NYC Net Impact chapters, New School alumni, area businesses and organizations. Organize the committee for marketing. Develop materials for events and outreach. Work with other team members to develop communication strategy. Organize the committee for marketing. Contact Rachel: RachelDawn@alumni.rutgers.edu Membership Chair: Direct intra-university campaign to recruit chapter members from different divisions at The New School. Develop relationships with faculty and staff likely to attract students to Net Impact’s offerings. Work with other team members to develop communication strategy. Contact Soo Ah: SLee26@gmail.com Corporate Outreach/Development Coordinator: Primary point of communication for contacting business members of the community, and Net Impact Professional networks. Internal Events Coordinator: Coordinate with the Office of Student Development and Activities (OSDA). Aid other chairs in the development of social events. Provide support and resources to event sub-committees. Focus more on non-educational events, although may play support role to education chair. Contact Amanda: KizeA614@newschool.edu External Events Coordinator: Seeks outside financing/vendor relationships and liaises with OSDA. Oversees all logistics (i.e. scheduling special guests, space reservation, food/drink, videography, photography, etc.) in concert with event-subcommittees and volunteers. Contact Amanda: KizeA614@newschool.edu Career Development Chair: Liaise with all career development departments at The New School and Net Impact Central. Plan and implement annual career fair and other career development events. Work with marketing chair to reach out to alumni in related fields of interest. Create and maintain database with info on organization connections through New School faculty, alumni, students, etc. Contact Lauren: LaurenAntelo@gmail.com Media/Technology Chair: Overseas the development and implementation of web based applications such as: Google Docs, blogspot, Ning site, email newsletter templates, and other related technology. Works with marketing chair on design of the website and updates web content as needed. Operations Chair: Manages the master calendar, templates, and the agenda drafts. Takes minutes during the meeting, and communicates pre-meeting reading materials, documents, and meeting times to leadership team. Handles all e-mail communications Education Chair: Plans, organizes, and executes educational events including seminars, speakers or panels, field trips, etc. Provides support and resources to educational event sub-committees where necessary. Campus/Community Greening Initiatives Chair: Lead projects with the Sustainability Advisory Committee to assess The New School’s greening efforts and enhance sustainability in all facets of the New York City community. Create and sustain a task force comprised of student leaders that will address campus concerns. Curriculum Change Delegates: Work with chapter leaders and University faculty to develop coursework tailored to students interested in social impact. Research and evaluate programs at The New School and other schools. Annually identify new certifications and degree offerings. Contact Lauren: LaurenAntelo@gmail.com
GET INVOLVED WITH THE NEW SCHOOL NET IMPACT CHAPTER
Jacqueline Novogratz: Life of a Social Entrepreneur DATE: Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center The New School, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Second Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Acumen Fund invests patient capital to identify, strengthen and scale business models that effectively serve the poor and champions this approach as an effective complement to traditional aid. Acumen Fund currently manages nearly $40 million in investments in South Asia and East Africa, all focused on delivering affordable healthcare, water, housing and energy to the poor. The organization also includes the Acumen Fund Fellows Program, focused on building the next generation of business leaders with an understanding of global issues and poverty. The organization has offices in New York, Pakistan, India and Kenya.
Jacqueline has been honored with the 2009 CASE Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award. She was recently named to Foreign Policy's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers and Daily Beast's 25 Smartest People of the Decade. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences, including the Clinton Global Initiative and TED.
Admission is free, but you must reserve a seat. To RSVP, please visit this link. For more information on Acumen Fund, please visit www.acumenfund.org. For further details on Jacqueline's book, go to www.thebluesweater.com. Immediately following this talk, join us for The New School-Ashoka Partnership Information Session 7:30-9:00 in Theresa Lang
Having established a Net Impact chapter on campus and enhanced New School curricula in the areas of social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, international development, etc., during the summer The New School applied to become part of the Ashoka Changemaker Campus Initiative. In the fall, The New School was selected as one of nine universities to participate! The initiative aims to expand social entrepreneurship education across campuses and explore ways in which universities can become hubs for social innovation that create solutions to social problems. For more information on the Ashoka Changemaker Campus Initiative please visit: www.ashoka.org/node/5782
The New School-Ashoka Partnership invites you to join us to learn more about the various initiatives currently underway, how you can get involved and to share your ideas about how we can expand social entrepreneurship on our campus.
Emerging Careers for the Public Good: A Job Fair VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! DATE: Friday, March 26, 2010 1-4pm 55 West 13th Street, Second Floor
Net Impact volunteers are needed to work the Emerging Careers for the Public Good Fair on March 26, 2010: the same benefits accrue! Please email email@example.com to indicate your interest. Coverage is needed from noon until 5pm.
Emerging Careers for the Public Good Fair: Sustainable, Green, Community-Building Jobs, Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Policy, Social Finance, CSR, Advocacy, Public Policy, hosted by Milano and expected to be co-sponsored by NYC area policy schools and nonprofit management programs.
Climb The Green Ladder, event co-sponsored by TNS Net Impact Chapter, Change Forum, TNS Ashoka Partnership & Milano Global
Date: TBA, Late March/Early April
Author of Climb the Green Ladder, Shari Aaron is an innovative, strategic thinker and a thoughtful business leader in sustainability and market research. As a former Partner at Yankelovich, Supervisor of Account Planning at Ogilvy & Mather and Founder of Fresh Marketing. Shari has worked with many distinguished clients including ClimateCounts.org, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, Kraft, Liz Claiborne, Ogilvy & Mather, StartingBloc, P&G, The Princeton Review, The Toy Industry Association, Red Cross, UNICEF and Uncommon Schools. She is a steering committee member of New York Women Social Entrepreneurs where she is spearheading Emerging Sustainability Leaders (NYWSE ESL) – a corporate sustainability training program.
For more information and to learn how you can assist in the planning of this event, please contact Soo Ah Lee: SLee26@gmail.com
ABOUT THE NEW SCHOOL NET IMPACT CHAPTER
The New School Net Impact Chapter is committed to providing additional learning and service Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world. In accordance with these ideals and keeping with the tenants of study, reflection, service, and community, The New School Chapter is committed to providing additional learning and service opportunities to enrich the student experience and embody the inherent value of natural, social, and economic capital. The New School NI Chapter shall also partner with alumnae and local enterprises through professional outreach and networking opportunities.
We will bring together students seeking to redefine the impact organizations and companies have on society. Our chapter of Net Impact will take action to foster a new generation of leaders who seek to realize that change. To join the New School Chapter of Net Impact and connect with other Net Impact members, visit www.netimpact.org and update your profile. Cost of membership is as follows: $30 for graduates, $10 for International students and undergraduates.
OTHER EVENTS & FELLOWSHIP/COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
Social Change 101: Meet Taryn Miller-Stevens, CCO of StartingBloc
DATE: Thursday, 25th February, 2010 6:30-8pm In Good Company Workplaces 16 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues New York, NY 10010
Social Change? Social Entrepreneurship? And what about Social Innovation? The phrase "Social Innovation" has created quite the buzz over the last year. Interested in understanding what it means, who the players are in the space and how you can create new solutions that make a difference?
Taryn Miller-Stevens, CCO of StartingBloc, an organization dedicated toward developing emerging leaders through the lens of social innovation, will discuss the social innovation landscape and how we can drive change across all disciplines and sectors. Expect an interactive, experiential learning session that will help you achieve greater social impact.
EVENT SPONSOR In Good Company Workplaces provides women business owners with both a professional space to call their own and a strong peer network built through authentic, in-person connections and interactions. Our beautiful loft-like space is not only affordable but also available through several flexible membership plans (helpful for accommodating various and changing work/life needs). Members can use it as a place to work, a place to meet clients, and a place to hold classes and workshops. Our community also benefits from opportunities to connect with other like minded women business owners (for collaboration, advice, expertise) as well as access to educational events and resources. Our events aim to facilitate not only the in-person connection, but also the exchange of sound and strategic business advice as well as tactical solutions.
ABOUT New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE)
NYWSE’s mission is to provide a community, tools, trainings, and resources that women need to succeed as business leaders while becoming sustainability experts, and our vision is to empower women to effect change in society at all levels, as an individual, community member, professional, student, and entrepreneur.
Upcoming Haiti Fundraiser with Net Impact New Jersey Professional Chapter Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraiser! Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010 Time: 6:00 onwards Location: O’Hara’s Downtown, 172 First Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Net Impact NJ is excited to organize a fundraiser for the Haiti Earthquake victims. Although the support, both financial and otherwise, to the shocking earthquake has been very good; there’s still a long way to go. We each have the ability to make a positive change to this devastating situation. Please come out and join us in support of those affected by this disaster.
We will have representatives from Action against Hunger (www.actionagainsthunger.org) available to give a ground level update. Donations can be made directly to them.
For inspiring media coverage of the response to the Haitian Earthquake please visit the following video links: Together: A Song for Haiti and One.org-Haiti Debt Relief
SPRING 2010 CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS DUE ASAP
Date: Monday, 22nd February 2010
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting for students, national youth organizations, and university officials to discuss solutions to pressing global issues. The third annual CGI U Meeting will be held at the University of Miami from April 16-18, 2010. At this meeting, nearly 1,500 attendees will come together to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. To Apply
CGI U is more than just an event. It is a growing community of young leaders who don't just discuss the world's challenges -- they take real, concrete steps toward solving them. Throughout the year, and as a prerequisite of attending the CGI U meeting, students, youth directors, and university officials develop their own Commitments to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world.
BECOME A CITY HALL FELLOW: CHANGE YOUR CITY, CHANGE YOUR FUTURE! Founder and Executive Director Bethany Rubin Henderson met us at The New School last year during Echoing Green’s final selection. See her letter below:
Date: Wednesday, 10th March 2010
There is only 1 month left until the March 10, 2010 at 11:59pm PST City Hall Fellows application deadline. Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside City Hall? Questioned why your city chose its policing strategy? Pondered how your tax dollars were being spent? Wished you could decide what potholes got repaired and what roads got re-paved? Developed a new way to help underprivileged children in your community? Do you want to make a difference after you graduate? Change your city.
If you are a graduating college senior or recent college graduate (class of 2007, 2008 or 2009), here's your chance to try your hand at running your city. Spend a year inside the highest levels of city government and see how it works from the inside out. Be a part of the policy decisions, from creation to design to evaluation to implementation. Be a part of the solution. Be a City Hall Fellow.
If you haven't had a chance to meet our Fellows or staff yet, check out our Recruiting Calendar and join us for one of the remaining four webinars coming up at which you can ask questions directly of current Fellows, Program Directors and our Founder: • • Thursday, 25th February, 2pm EST/11am PST • Monday, 1st March, 8pm EST/5pm PST • Friday, 5th March, 4pm EST/ 1pm PST Register for one of the webinars today!
Our application is available on the City Hall Fellows website. We strongly encourage you to read the Applicant Handbook (which we created to guide you to submitting the most competitive application possible) and the updated application FAQ before beginning the application.
If you still have any questions after reviewing our website or attending our events, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reading your applications!
Yours in public service,
Bethany Rubin Henderson Founder & Executive Director City Hall Fellows
Dell Social Innovation Competition TACKLE A PRESSING ISSUE: WIN $50,000 TO PUT YOUR PLAN INTO ACTION Forwarded to us by Karen Moss, Director of the Institute for Urban Education and Assistant Professor of Education Studies at Lang
Date: Monday, 1st March 2010
Do you have what it takes? It starts with an idea to make the world a better place. In universities around the world, students like you explore countless ideas every day, including solutions to tackle social problems — and help people in need reach their fullest potential. If you have a world-changing idea, the University of Texas and Dell want you to share it by entering The Dell Social Innovation Competition. The only limit to the range of projects eligible for the award is the ambition and imagination of each contestant; any significant social issue can be addressed in this competition
No matter what your specialty may be, or whether you work in a team or as an individual, we challenge you to unleash your energy, idealism and public-spirited thinking to affect positive change in areas of critical human need.
HITATCHI'S NEW YOSHIYAMA YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS PRIZE UP TO $50,000 Forwarded by our friend Michele Kahane, new Professor of Professional Practice at Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy
Date: Monday, March 22, 2010
The Hitachi Foundation has launched its first Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs. The prize will go to 6 young entrepreneurs who, through their innovative products or practices, help move people out of poverty and into the mainstream of American society. Candidates for the Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs prize will be 18 to 29-year olds, operating viable businesses that create jobs, supply goods or services, and/or develop internal management practices that offer low-wealth individuals in America a leg up. Successful applicants will receive a cash prize of up to $50,000 over two years and technical resources to strengthen their business. You will find a short video featuring the program and all the information about how to apply at http://www.hitachifoundation.org/yoshiyama. The first round application deadline is March 22.
NET IMPACT CENTRAL UPCOMING CALLS
Issues In Depth Calls Issues in Depth calls provide paid Net Impact members with the opportunity to interact with industry leaders about topics such as CSR, nonprofit management, international development, social entrepreneurship, cause marketing, and others. These one hour calls educate members on the latest career trends and hot topics in socially and environmentally responsible business.
Katie Kross, Associate Director with the Corporate Sustainability Initiative, Duke University How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report Wednesday, February 17 (Members have access to all recordings) 12:00pm EST Steven D. Lydenberg, Chief Investment Officer, Domini Social Investments, VP Domini Funds Using the Power of Soccer to Fight Against HIV/AIDS Thursday, February 18 12:00pm EST Tommy Clarke, Founder and CEO, Grassroot Soccer Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Scaling Room to Read Wednesday, February 24 12:00pm EST Erin Ganju, Co-Founder and CEO, Room to Read The Great Recession and the State of Corporate Citizenship in the United States Thursday, February 25 12:00pm EST Mark Popovich, Senior Program Officer, Hitachi Foundation The Tomorrow’s Company Stewardship Principles-Radical Solutions for a Stewardship Revival Friday, March 5 12:00pm EST Mark Goyder, Founder & Director, Tomorrow’s Company Register Here
Impact at Work The Impact at Work program develops and supports a community of Net Impact professionals who are making a difference in their workplaces. Action Learning Call Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST (Members have access to all recordings) Connect with other Net Impact professional members during the monthly brainstorming calls to share insights, challenges, questions and ideas on leading social and environmental projects from the bottom up at work. Visit here to join the Impact at Work forum to share your questions, challenges, and advice related to social intrapreneurship.
Register Here February Quick Wins When planning social or environmental initiatives, it is good to have a clear idea of how you will measure your success. Read below for some ideas to help you focus on the results: • Decide what Matters whether its waste diversion, energy usage reduction, or employee satisfaction • Review common frameworks to better understand the various metrics options to track. Useful organizations include the Global Reporting Initiative, B-Corporation, and LEED • Talk to your Facilities and HR Teams • Survey your fellow employees • Research industry/competitor benchmarks • Always strive to keep the momentum going!
For more information visit Net Impact Central’s Impact at Work homepage ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) Breakfast Seminar: Giving Voice to Values, The ‘How’ of Business Ethics Date: Friday, February 19, 2010 Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Location: Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion), Fairleigh Dickinson University
Our speaker, Dr. Mary C. Gentile, faculty at Babson College and educational consultant, will share a ground-breaking approach: Giving Voice to Values (GVV). GVV is a pioneering curriculum for values driven leadership and has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Gentile will offer insights on how a manager can raise values based issues in an effective manner and thereby implement values and ethics at work. She will also focus on the importance of self-assessment and provide examples of giving peer feedback and coaching. For more information visit www.staging.fdu.edu/files/feb10brkflyer.pdf
Transitioning to Green (TTG) Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Time: All Day Event Location: Lenfell Hall, FDU’s Madison Campus
With two successful Forums in 2009, Transitioning to Green, is proud to announce our third one-day Transitioning to Green Forum. The Forum is a highly interactive and unique learning event with subject matter experts (SMEs) in sustainability and green jobs.
Transitioning to Green is a professional organization dedicated to the green transformation. Their team comprises leaders in the areas of sustainability, industry, academia, and organizational leadership. They research, design, and develop comprehensive tools and resources to help you get the green job you want and to help you build your green career. They provide you with the necessary foundation, network of experts, and developmental support to help you transform yourself not only in your career choices, but also in how you apply this to other aspects of your life.
For more information on the Forum and to RSVP, please download the Transitioning to Green Flyer. If you have any additional questions please contact NJ Net Impact Professional Chapter board member, Kerry Mowry at email@example.com
Columbia Business School Alumni Club Making Green from Green: Investment Opportunities in the Wake of Copenhagen Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Location: JP Morgan Chase, 277 Park Avenue, 17th Floor NYC
Is there “Hopenhagen” after Copenhagen? Professor Jeffrey Sachs, noted author and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia will discuss the current landscape for sustainable business investment. Professor Sachs will speak on the role of the private sector in driving sustainable investment and offer his thoughts on where these opportunities exist, how the business community can participate, and the “sweet spot” for investors.
For more information and to RSVP click here The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) Breakfast Seminar: Forging Collaborative Partnerships for Sustainability Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Location: Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion), Fairleigh Dickinson University
Our speaker, David Grant, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, will share his insights on this breakfast seminar’s focus: Forging Collaborative Partnerships for Sustainability. Please stay tuned for more information about this event and how to RSVP.
Social Career Handbook
For those of you actively transitioning your careers to have an environmental or social focus, Net Impact’s Social Career Handbook can be a very useful starting guide. An introduction to careers that use business for positive social impact, the Social Impact Career Handbook highlights ten career paths: Corporate Social Responsibility, International Development, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Education, Social Finance, Microfinance, Environmental Sustainability, and Going Mainstream. It provides an overview of each career path, sample job descriptions, and highlights Net Impact members in these careers. Visit our Member Career Success stories page which highlights some of the amazing Net Impact members who have already advanced their careers to have social and/or environmental impact and are inspirations for the rest of us. And be sure to read the Net Impact, recently released, Bringing Business Skills to the Nonprofit Sector report which looks at the current landscape of MBA level nonprofit positions.