At the University:
Social Entrepreneurship Training
Newly Released Online Course
Are you are thinking about becoming a social entrepreneur? Michigan Online announces a new free course called “Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Getting Started.” Taught by Michael Gordon, author of the book of the same title, this five-week online course, you’ll hear about 11 real-life social entrepreneurs, working around the world, and craft your own personal immersion plan.
CENTER FOR SOCIALLY ENGAGED DESIGN
Innovation in Action
Innovation in Action at the University of Michigan is a campus-wide competition giving groups the opportunity, the tools, the people, and the room to take on the world’s biggest challenges. Through the course of this experience, you and your team will do a deep dive into a problem space and come out the other side with robust insights about complex issues, and the tools to synthesize that data into a solution.
View the world. Find a challenge. Create a better way.
The program will start in January 2021! Interested in learning more? Visit our website to fill out the interest form: innovationinaction.umich.edu
U-M DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Mon, Oct. 26 @ 10 – 11:30 am
The virtual DEI Summit provides an opportunity for the University to highlight the progress we’ve made over the previous year, the changes we’re experiencing across campus, and the opportunities of continued engagement with our community. This year’s theme, Arts+Social Change: Building an Anti-Racist World through the Arts, provides a time and space for the campus community to come together to demonstrate a collective commitment to anti-racism that this moment in our history compels.
FORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
Policy Talks @ The Ford School
The Ford School hosts a diverse array of timely, meaningful events that engage our students, community, and public policy leaders. During the next month, the Ford School will host this wide-ranging and powerful series of talks on race, humanity and climate.
David Miliband on international politics, humanitarian needs, and the global significance of the U.S. election
Thurs, Oct. 15 @ 4 – 5 pm
Framing and Debating Climate Change and the Environment in Key African States
Thurs, Oct. 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:50 pm
Cecilia Muñoz on More than Ready: Be Strong and Be You…and Other Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise
Mon, Oct. 26 @ 4 – 5 pm
Ford School Community Event on “John Lewis: Good Trouble”
Tues, Oct. 27 @ 4 – 5 pm
Race, Media and Political Attitudes
Thurs, Nov. 12 @ Noon – 12:50 pm
In the Impact Community:
Make Fashion Clean – Board Opportunities
Make Fashion Clean (MFC) is a nonprofit organization working to change how jeans are consumed and disposed of globally. They research fashion pollution, educate about denim dumping, and collaborate with artisans affected by disability at the MFI Founding in Ghana to create upcycled fashion. MFC is recruiting board members and advisors with expertise in fashion, finance, nonprofit management, marketing, environmental advocacy, disability rights, and artisan work.
Pittsburgh / Online
Upswell 2020 is about the two most important issues facing every changemaker in the United States: ending racism and recovering from the pandemic. So, Upswell is inviting you to show up. Because it’s going to take the very best you’ve got – and the very best the rest of us have got – to heal our nation and create a society where every person can thrive. Registration options are designed to ensure that every changemaker has the opportunity to participate.
Net Impact/SOCAP Conference
Oct 19-23, 2020
This year, join SOCAP Virtual: A Global Impact Summit, the leading virtual gathering of global changemakers addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions. Net Impact is proud to partner with SOCAP 2020, the leading impact investing conference, on Monday, October 19 for a special day of curated content, networking, and connection opportunities. Net Impact Members get more than 35% off the Ticket Price by using the registration code “NETIMPACT20“.
Nominations due: Sat, Oct. 31
The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $50,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their related, nominated organization.
Mon, Nov. 9
Wege Prize 2021 will again be open to undergraduate and graduate students from anywhere in the world, and will again be focused on the circular economy. When does it start? Well, right now! The Team Application period has been open since August, but final deliverables and team names are due next month.
OFN Virtual Conference
Nov. 9 – 12
This year’s OFN Virtual Conference—the largest gathering in the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry—will feature four half-days of inspiring plenaries, energizing sessions, distinguished speakers, networking opportunities, and testimonials from CDFI-funded small businesses, affordable housing developers and residents, and community organizations across America. The theme for this year is finance justice.