Board Fellowship Information Session for Nonprofits – Online

Are you a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan that is curious about the Board Fellowship program?  This session provides an overview for prospective organizations interested in participating during the 2021-22 academic year. 

Business+Impact is all about building relationships. Using our rigorous matchmaking and vetting process, students with the unique skills to work in your organization on your issues will be assigned to your board as non-voting members. You will benefit from their expertise in project management, marketing, business systems, policy analysis, strategic planning, and more. As a result, your nonprofit will gain input on board decisions, business school knowledge and skills, and a new perspective on a project of your choosing.

Fellows can provide valuable capacity in strategic adaptation, fund development, sustainability strategies, business plans, and dashboards. Session attendees will learn about the program and hear from nonprofit leaders currently participating

PLEASE Register

Board Fellowship Information Session for Nonprofits – Ann Arbor

Are you a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan that is curious about the Board Fellowship program?  This session provides an overview for prospective organizations interested in participating during the 2021-22 academic year. 

Business+Impact is all about building relationships. Using our rigorous matchmaking and vetting process, students with the unique skills to work in your organization on your issues will be assigned to your board as non-voting members. You will benefit from their expertise in project management, marketing, business systems, policy analysis, strategic planning, and more. As a result, your nonprofit will gain input on board decisions, business school knowledge and skills, and a new perspective on a project of your choosing.

Fellows can provide valuable capacity in strategic adaptation, fund development, sustainability strategies, business plans, and dashboards. Session attendees will learn about the program and hear from nonprofit leaders currently participating

PLEASE RSVP 

Board Fellowship Information Session for Nonprofits – Detroit

Are you a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan that is curious about the Board Fellowship program?  This session provides an overview for prospective organizations interested in participating during the 2022-23 academic year. 

Business+Impact is all about building relationships. Using our rigorous matchmaking and vetting process, students with the unique skills to work in your organization on your issues will be assigned to your board as non-voting members. You will benefit from their expertise in project management, marketing, business systems, policy analysis, strategic planning, and more. As a result, your nonprofit will gain input on board decisions, business school knowledge and skills, and a new perspective on a project of your choosing.

Fellows can provide valuable capacity in strategic adaptation, fund development, sustainability strategies, business plans, and dashboards. Session attendees will learn about the program and hear from nonprofit leaders currently participating

PLEASE RSVP 

VIDEO: Board Fellows Forum, “Stronger Together,” a Success

Each year, the Ross School of Business’s Business+Impact Initiative selects a group of Nonprofit Board Fellows to serve as non-voting members of boards across Southeast Michigan. The Ross community prides itself on using business as a function to create a more equitable and just society, and for over 20 years this program has served as a critical opportunity for graduate students to become involved in, and contribute to, local communities and causes. Each year, the Fellowship hosts a public forum in the form of a panel discussion with representatives from local nonprofit organizations.

This year, the theme of the forum was “Stronger Together: How Nonprofits Can Collaborate.” We believe that collaboration between nonprofits will only become more instrumental in combating injustices across America. The panel discussion featured four local nonprofit experts:

Panelists
Kyla Carlsen, Co.act Detroit
Kelly Maxwell, DDNRC

Courtney Smith, Detroit Phoenix Center
Kevin Thompson, Good Inc

Stronger Together: How Nonprofits Can Collaborate

Each year, the Ross School of Business’s Business+Impact Initiative selects a group of Nonprofit Board Fellows to serve as non-voting members of boards across Southeast Michigan. The Ross community prides itself on using business as a function to create a more equitable and just society, and for over 20 years this program has served as a critical opportunity for graduate students to become involved in, and contribute to, local communities and causes. Each year, the Fellowship hosts a public forum in the form of a panel discussion with representatives from local nonprofit organizations.

This year, the theme of the forum is “Stronger Together: How Nonprofits Can Collaborate.” We believe that collaboration between nonprofits will only become more instrumental in combating injustices across America. Join us for a panel discussion featuring four local nonprofit experts:

Panelists
Kyla Carlsen, Co.act Detroit
Kelly Maxwell, DDNRC

Courtney Smith, Detroit Phoenix Center
Kevin Thompson, Good Inc

REGISTER HERE

Business+Impact’s 21-22 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners

During the 2021-22 academic year,  participants in Business+Impact’s Board Fellows program will attend monthly board meetings at local nonprofits as non-voting members and complete a major strategic project.  Below are the regional organizations and the students assigned to them:

Alternatives for Girls

Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation; and helps them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices for their lives.
www.alternativesforgirls.org

  • Sneha Edupuganti, MBA
  • Gena Inbusch, MBA

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

The mission of the Ann Arbor CIL is to is to empower the lives of people with disabilities and to advocate for a more inclusive community for all.
www.annarborcil.org

  • Gabriela Alvarez Estades, MBA

Ann Arbor Track Club

The Ann Arbor Track Club promotes fitness, friendship, and fun for all ages through running, walking, and track and field activities.
www.aatrackclub.org

  • Haleigh Miller, MBA

Apple Playschools

Apple Playschools embodies inclusion, innovation, and environmental stewardship in entrepreneurship and education in order to make a more equitable world.
www.appleplayschools.org/

  • Sam Ashley, MBA/MPP

Avalon Healing Center

Avalon inspires healing and empowerment for those affected by sexual violence through free and immediate comprehensive services; promotes public awareness; and advances social change.
avalonhealing.org/

  • Emma Knoesen, MBA

Center for Success Network

Center for Success unites literacy and community to empower students in the journey of education.
www.center4success.org/

  • Tess Levin, MBA
  • Nia McCarthy, MBA

Community Action Network

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.
canwashtenaw.org

  • Luke Hendon, MBA
  • Linda Yang, MBA

Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center

The Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center  advances innovative practices in higher education that promote respectful, transformative dialogue on controversial topics and complex social issues, thereby reflecting a commitment to pluralism and academic freedom and strengthening a democratically engaged society.
difficultdialogues.org

  • Anna Haas, MBA
  • Stella Han, MBA

GenesisHOPE

GenesisHOPE is a community development corporation in Islandview Village, a near east side neighborhood in Detroit, MI. With a focus on youth, community and economic development, we improve the quality of life for those living and working in Islandview.
www.genesishope.org

  • Tyrese Jackson, MBA
  • Ramsay Ritchie, MPP

Her World

Her World Initiative seeks to help change the life of one woman at a time afflicted by domestic violence, the litigation abuse that often ensues when they try to escape it, and the journey that takes these women from surviving, to healing, and ultimately thriving.
https://www.herworldinitiative.org

  • Patrick Burden, MBA

InsideOut Literary Arts

InsideOut’s primary goal is to transform the lives of students in metro Detroit through the written and spoken word. Our team of professional artists and performers provide high-quality, life-enhancing literary arts experiences in the classroom and in the community and make possible the realization of our mission to inspire students to “think broadly, create bravely and share their voices with the wider world.”
insideoutdetroit.org

  • Isabelle Shanafelt, MBA

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy will empower all scholars to develop the strength of character, skills, and knowledge needed to matriculate into, be great in, and graduate from college so that they have opportunities to be successful in the competitive world and to take care of themselves and the people that they love.
jrladetroit.com

  • Emmalee Greiner, MBA

Many Hands 

Many Hands is a lifesharing, learning and living community environment where people of all abilities thrive and grow to their full potential.
manyhandscommunityservices.com/

  • Tyler VauDell, MBA

Michigan Food and Farming Systems

MFFS is connecting beginning and historically underserved farmers to resources and to each other; ensuring social justice, environmental stewardship, and profitability.
www.miffs.org/

  • Chelsea Parker, MBA, Environment

Michigan United Cerebral Palsy (MI-UCP)

MI-UCP enables all Michiganders with disabilities to live to the best of their abilities and ambitions.
www.ucpmichigan.org/

  • Sarah Hagan, MBA ‘23

Motor City Freedom Riders

The Motor City Freedom Riders is an organization of metro Detroit bus riders and allies, working together across the region to build a movement for better public transit service to achieve transportation freedom.
https://motorcityfreedomriders.org/

  • Nicholas Rojas, MBA, Environment

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan (NLSM)

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan serves the citizens of Michigan with quality professional housing counseling, legal and advocacy services by removing barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their fullest potential.
nlsmichigan.org

  • Joss Woodhead, MBA

Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund

Since 1914 the mission of the Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund is “No kiddie without a Christmas.”
www.detroitgoodfellows.org

  • Grace Kenney, MBA

Salvation Army of Metro Detroit

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit provides substance abuse treatment, women’s services, disaster services, correctional programs, Corps community centers, family services, older adult programs, shelters, day camp, character building programs, after school programs, early childhood development, William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, and Medical Respite Care.
centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi

  • Eden Berdugo, MBA
  • Jackson Pilutti, MBA

SCRAP Creative Reuse

SCRAP is an arts, environment and education nonprofit with a mission to inspire creative reuse and sustainable environmental behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
scrapcreativereuse.org/

  • Madison Parrish, MBA, Environment
  • Amy Schatz, MBA, Environment

SOS Community Services

SOS promotes housing stability and family self-sufficiency through collaboration, care and respect.
https://soscs.org/

  • Young Chan Lim, MPP

Southwest Solutions

The mission of Southwest Solutions is to enhance the quality of life, success and self-sufficiency of individuals and families in Detroit.
https://www.swsol.org/

  • Danielle Burnett, MBA

Two Rabbits

The Two Rabbits mission is to empower communities to create preschool programs that honor their identity and prepare children to lead the future as they define it.
www.chasingtworabbits.org/

  • Kate Salomon, MBA

Washtenaw Area Council for Children

WACC’s mission is to promote child safety and well-being, and to prevent child maltreatment, abuse, and neglect through educational service and programs to children, parents, community members and youth-serving professionals throughout Washtenaw County.
www.washtenawchildren.org/

  • Mary Jasnic, MBA
  • Sonali Reddy, MBA/MD

Washtenaw Housing Alliance

The mission of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance is to end homelessness in Washtenaw County, MI.
www.whalliance.org

  • Laura Meyer, MPP

Senior Fellows

  • Harshita Pilla, MBA/MURP
  • Benjamin Levine, MBA/MPP
  • Connor Donnelly, MBA/Environment

Pivoting During a Pandemic: How Nonprofit Organizations Are Innovating and Adapting Through a Time of Crisis

Each year, the University of Michigan Board Fellowship Program hosts a public forum in the form of a panel discussion with representatives from local nonprofit organizations. This year, the theme of the forum is “Pivoting During a Pandemic: How Nonprofit Organizations Have Innovated and Adapted During a Time of Crisis.” The COVID-19 pandemic has created new realities and challenges while deepening and exposing existing inequities. Within the nonprofit sector these impacts have been felt widely and profoundly. Join us as our panelists discuss questions such as: How has the pandemic impacted their organizations, and how has the board of directors pivoted to adapt to this crisis? What challenges and opportunities have organizations encountered and how did they approach them? How has the organization’s funding model and operational model transformed? How have staff and board members’ duties and responsibilities changed since the onset of the pandemic? What has been their most successful pivot? How have funders pivoted to meet community needs and develop new models of collaboration?

The following panelists will participate in the discussion:

  • Pam Smith, President & CEO of the United Way of Washtenaw County
  • Darryl L. Johnson, Executive Director of Mentor2Youth
  • Ebon Wilkins, Board Member for North Star Reach
  • Tim Carter, Board Member for Ten Thousand Villages of Huron Valley

Registration Requiredhttps://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOygrDotGdKkWEaSNUde_Ru51oa3uSva 

Business+Impact Announces Its 20-21 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners

Again in the 2020-21 academic year, in the face of a coronavirus pandemic, Business+Impact is running Board Fellows program, now in its seventeenth year.  While the meetings may be virtual, the impacts will be real for these master’s students and our partner nonprofits.  Students will attend monthly board meetings as non-voting members and complete a major strategic project by the end of the academic year.  Below are the regional organizations and the students assigned to them:

Alternatives for Girls

Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.
www.alternativesforgirls.org

  • Alexia Sabogal, MBA
  • Moji JImoh, MBA

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

The mission of the Ann Arbor CIL is to provide hope, offer support, and transform lives with dedication to the success of children, youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community.
www.annarborcil.org

  • Jen Garb, MBA

Ann Arbor Track Club

  • The AATC will be a thriving running club that carefully combines its member activities and services to welcome all types of runners, enhancing the participation of beginners, recreational, competitive, and elite runners.
    www.aatrackclub.org

  • Eamon Culinanane, MBA

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Washtenaw County

The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationship
that ignite the power and promise of youth.
bbbswashtenaw.org

  • Danielle Miller, MBA

Brilliant Detroit

Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We do this by providing proven programming and support year round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.
brilliantdetroit.org

  • Rachel Schafer, MPP
  • Daniella Gennaro, MBA

Community Action Network

Community Action Network (CAN) envisions the closing of socio-economic gaps by providing educational and enrichment programs for children and teens, supportive services for families who are under-resourced, and challenging systems rooted in racism and inequality.
canwashtenaw.org

  • Karli Boulware, MPA
  • Dave Kobel, MPH, Education

Center for Success Network

Based in Detroit, Center for Success unites literacy and community to empower students in the journey of education.
center4success.org

  • Isabel Randolph, MBA

Child Care Network

Established in 1971, Child Care Network (CCN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the success of children, families and our community through quality child care education, advocacy and family support.
childcarenetwork.org

  • Christine Smith, MBA

Detroit Horse Power

We teach urban youth to ride and care for horses as a way to develop critical skills that will set them up for future success. Our planned urban equestrian center will be built on repurposed vacant land in Detroit and offer year-round youth programming while supporting a stronger community.
detroithorsepower.org

  • Gabriel VanLoozen, MBA, JD

Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center

The Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (DDNRC) advances innovative practices in higher education that promote respectful, transformative dialogue on controversial topics and complex social issues, thereby reflecting a commitment to pluralism and academic freedom and strengthening a democratically engaged society.
difficultdialogues.org

  • Nicole Fernandez, MBA
  • Harshita Pilla, MBA, MURP

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) is an open enrollment, tuition-free public charter high school on the northwest side of Detroit.
jrladetroit.com

  • Ben Levine, MBA, MPP

Local Circles

The mission of Local Circles is to facilitate youth-led research in which young people pose their own questions and conduct research to inquire upon social issues that are meaningful to them.
localcirclesdetroit.org

  • Josie Whelen, Environment, Education

NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits

NEW seeks to improve the impact and performance of nonprofits by creating high-quality strategic solutions.
www.new.org

  • Nicole Allen, MBA
  • Naomi Barker, MBA, Environment

Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund

Since 1914 the mission of the Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund is “No kiddie without a Christmas.”
www.detroitgoodfellows.org

  • Eshwar Sundararaju, MBA

Salvation Army of Metro Detroit

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without  discrimination.
centralusa.salvationarmy.org/emi

  • Conner Donnelly, MBA, Environment

Ten Thousand Villages of Huron Valley 

The Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to US markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.
http://www.tenthousandvillages.com

  • Annie Zaro, MBA, Environment

United Cerebral Palsy of Metro  Detroit

The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit (UCP/Detroit) is to advance the independence of all people with disabilities while supporting their right to self-determination and inclusion through programs that focus on person centered advocacy, employment and assistive technology.
ucpdetroit.org

  • Hailey Jures, MPA

Senior Fellow

  • J’Taime Lyons, MBA
  • Emily Edkins, MBA

Business+Impact Announces the 19-20 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners

Board Fellows Orientation 2019

Alternatives for Girls

Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.
www.alternativesforgirls.org

  • Caroline Chung, MBA
  • Kaia de Bruin, MBA

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

The mission of the Ann Arbor CIL is to provide hope, offer support, and transform lives with dedication to the success of children, youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community.
www.annarborcil.org

  • Katherine Reardon, MBA

ArtLab J

Dedicated to the art of dance in the city of Detroit, Artlab J strives to create spaces where people of all ages and abilities can learn and grow through dance.
artlabj.com

  • Claire Babilonia, MBA

Bailey Park Project

This project has become an instrumental force in the neighborhood through clean-up and social impact projects that address poverty, blight, environmental sustainability, safety, health & wellness, education, and economic development.
baileyparkproject.org

  • Michael DeJaegher, MBA

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Washtenaw County

The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationship
that ignite the power and promise of youth.
bbbswashtenaw.org

  • Ashley Humber, MBA
  • Elaina Spiekermann, MBA

Boys and Girls Club of Troy

Boys and Girls Club of Troy strives to give local youth a platform which allows them to develop into self-reliant, responsible, contributing members of the community.
bgctroy.org

  • Anna Sheehy, MBA
  • Rachel Abendroth, MBA/MPP

Center for Success Network

Center for Success unites literacy and community to empower students in the journey of education.
center4success.org

  • Paul Capp, MPP
  • Patrick Riley, MBA

Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Since 1982, COTS has been committed to serving the most vulnerable members of the Detroit community, offering programs and services that empower people.
www.cotsdetroit.org

  • David Baker, MURP

Corner Health Center

CHS provides judgement-free, high-quality, affordable health care, mental health and supportive services to young people aged 12 through 25.
www.cornerhealth.org

  • Louise Ashwell, MSW

Detroit PAL

In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs.
detroitpal.org

  • Jordan Owens, MBA

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars

Founded in 1990, Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is Southeast Michigan’s leading private nonprofit scholarship program providing students with the knowledge, resources, and experiences to help get them to the next level. 
detroitregional.dollarsforscholars.org

  • Maggie Davidson, MSI

Ele’s Place

Ele’s Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Four branch locations support families throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing areas and beyond.
www.elesplace.org

  • Keriann McLoughlin, MPP

Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community.
foodgatherers.org

  • Michael McMenamin, MBA

The Grosse Pointe Academy

The mission of The Grosse Pointe Academy is to nurture the potential of each child, allowing students to discover their unique strengths and passions in an environment framed by Christian values. 
gpacademy.org

  • Kyle Hoerger, MBA

Growing Hope

Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all people are empowered to grow, sell, buy, prepare, and eat nourishing food.
growinghope.net

  • Robert Hsu, MBA/MPH

Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND)

HAND’s core mission is to provide leadership to address homelessness.
handetroit.org

  • Hariharan Ganesan, MSCM

Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor

The Kiwanis Club is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
www.a2kiwanisfoundation.org

  • Dorothy Yen, MBA
  • Yunhee Jung, MBA

Legacy Land Conservancy

Legacy’s mission is to secure for current and future generations a land base for nature, agriculture, fresh water and recreation in Washtenaw and Jackson Counties and beyond.
legacylandconservancy.org

  • Sam Buck, MBA

Michigan Community Resources

Michigan Community Resources advances the missions of Michigan nonprofit organizations that serve low-income individuals and communities through pro bono and low cost legal and other professional services, organization development, and trusted guidance.
mi-community.org

  • Katherine Thompson, MBA
  • Aloka Narayanan, MPP

NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits

NEW seeks to improve the impact and performance of nonprofits by creating high-quality strategic solutions.
www.new.org

  • Iman Shakeri, MBA
  • Bridget Eide, MBA

North Star Reach

North Star Reach provides life-changing camp experiences for children with serious health challenges and their families, free of charge.
facebook.com/pg/northstarreach

  • Emily Edkins, MBA

Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund

Since 1914 the mission of the Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund is “No kiddie without a Christmas.”
www.detroitgoodfellows.org

  • John Daniels, MBA

Salvation Army of Metro Detroit

The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination.

  • Joseph Ferstle, MBA

SCRAP

SCRAP’s mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
scrapusa.org

  • Troy Mertins, MBA

SOS Community Services

SOS promotes housing stability and family self-sufficiency through collaboration, care, and respect.
www.soscs.org

  • Suraj Kandukuri, MBA

Soulidarity

Soulidarity is building a brighter future in Highland Park with education, organizing, and people-powered clean energy. 
soulardarity.com

  • Emily Osan, MSW

Ten Thousand Villages of Huron Valley 

The Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to US markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.
http://www.tenthousandvillages.com

  • Advika Daga, MBA
  • Gyanesh Mishra, MBA

Transportation Riders United (TRU)

Transportation Riders United is a nonprofit that has been working since 1999 to improve public transit in greater Detroit through education, engagement, and advocacy.
detroittransit.org

  • Sapna Patel, MBA

United Way of Washtenaw County

The United Way of Washtenaw County connects people, resources, and organizations together to create a thriving community for everyone.
www.uwgive.org

  • J’Taime Lyons, MBA/MPP

Washtenaw Housing Alliance

Washtenaw Housing Alliance is a unique coalition of over 30 non-profit and government entities that are committed to ending homelessness in our community.
whalliance.org

  • Connor Wakayama, MPP

Senior Fellows

  • Alexandra Husted, MBA/MPP
  • Kevin Finnegan, MPP

August 2019 Newsletter

At Ross:

B+I to Bring over 30 U-M Impact Groups to Ross to Build Awareness

Wed, Sept. 11 @ 3-5 pm
Ross School of Business
Blau Fifth Floor, Blau Colloquium

Welcome new and returning students! We hope your summer was empowering and invigorating, because we have a lot of opportunities coming up for you. As part of our mission to make students aware of impact opportunities across campus, we welcome students to our second annual Business+Impact Showcase on Sept. 11 from 3-5 pm at Ross. Students will have a chance to meet with over 30 organizations and map out their U-M impact journeys.

 

+Impact Studio Course

The +Impact Studio course teaches interdisciplinary graduate student teams (e.g., MBAs, MSWs, MPH, MEng) how to use scholarly intellectual capital, business acumen and design methodologies to address a wicked problem (e.g., how might the financially precarious or the unbanked accomplish necessary financial transactions in society; how might citizens living with failing infrastructure be better served by their municipality.)


+Impact Studio Open House

Fri, Sept. 20 @ Noon – 3 pm
2nd Floor Executive Residence

710 East University

In Fall 2019, B+I is opening a campus hub for design and impact, called the +Impact Studio. It will be a collaboration area and will serve an educational community passionate about designing for impact. Construction is currently underway, and the plans for the space look great. We will introduce the space to students, faculty and staff in an Open House September 20th from Noon-3 pm.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BOTH

 

Impact Intern Experiences

In the summer of 2019, Business+Impact provided extra funding for a number of internship opportunities with a broad spectrum of organizations. Students from Ross and Ford developed their skills while helping mission-driven organizations in Detroit and around the world. Read six snapshots of student experiences from this summer and see photos of students on location.

READ ARTICLE

Ross Event Highlights:


ZLI: Meet the Funds
Tues, Sept. 3
@ 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Ross, R1210


IIA: Innovation in Action Info Session
Mon, Sept. 16 @ 5-6:30pm
Ross, R0220


Tauber: Spotlight! Team Project Showcase
Fri, Sept. 13 @ 8am – 4pm
Sheraton Ann Arbor


Ross Alumni: Rishi Moudgil
Thurs, Sept. 26 @ 12-1 pm
U-M Detroit Center

For a complete list of impact events, courses, co-curricular activities,
visit B+I's Impact Gateway at RossImpact.com.

 


Board Fellows Application and Info Sessions

Business+Impact’s Nonprofit Board Fellowship Program places top graduate students as non-voting members on boards at Southeast Michigan nonprofits. An application for the program is available on our website, and is due Fri, Sept. 13 at noon.

You must attend one of the info sessions below in order to apply to participate in the program for 2019-20:

BF Info Session
Thurs. Sept 5 @ 5-6:30 pm
Ross School of Business
R0210

BF Info Session
Mon. Sept 9 @ 5-6 pm
Ford School
O’Neill Classroom (1230)

If you are unable to attend due to an academic or religious conflict, please email us to schedule an alternate time.



DNEP “Free Ac
counting Fridays” Job Posting

The Free Accounting Fridays program is seeking a business student to act as a Student Coordinator during the 2019-20 academic year. In this position, the student will work closely with Detroit entrepreneurs on accounting norms and software. Applicants must be Ross students with accounting skills.

Log in to Job Posting


Save the Date for Juan-Carlos Morales

“The Importance of Design for Business”
Mon, Sept. 23 @ 5-6 pm
Ross School of Business
Blau Hall B3580

Join Professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and B+I’s +Impact Studio for a conversation with Juan-Carlos Morales. Currently the Executive Creative Director at Chameleon Collective in Florida, he served as Chief Creative Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Digital Services, creating the “Art of the Possible” thought leadership series.

More Info


Impact News & Notes

At the University:

GRAHAM SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

Accelerating Collective Learning and Action for Enhanced Resilience

Mon, Sept. 9 @ 3 pm EDT
Online

Join us for a lively discussion among four panelists that have been taking different approaches for helping communities anticipate and prepare for climate impacts. This webinar is designed to explore lessons learned about how best to accelerate learning and the transfer of ideas across the diverse adaptation community.

Info & Registration

TAUBMAN COLLEGE

RE:Housing: Detroit 

Fri, Sept. 13 @ 9 am – 6 pm
Art+Architecture, Taubman Commons

Architects and developers working on current projects in Detroit will meet together with others working on similar projects in the US and internationally in the context of the Detroit’s Month of Design and biennial exhibition “Detroit Design 139.” Panels will be focused on urban density, domestic arrangements, and development protocols, and affordable housing.

Info & Registration

U-M DETROIT CENTER

U-M Detroit Center Open House 

Tues, Sept 17 @ 3 – 7 pm
Orchestra Place, Detroit

The University of Michigan Detroit Center has relocated within the Orchestra Place Building on Woodward Ave. The Block M now graces Woodward at the corner of Parsons in Detroit. The new space, including conference rooms that can be rented by the public, boasts a completely fresh interior. Check it out!


More Info

GRAHAM SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE

Intersections in Engaged Research

Fri, Sept. 27 @ 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw

Researchers and co-investigators from all three U-M campuses are invited to join us for Intersections in Engaged Research. This interactive event will bring together researchers and multiple internal sponsor organizations to share and learn how we can leverage university resources to maximize our public and community impact.

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Fate in Our Stars

Sat, Sept. 21 @ Noon – 8 pm
Straight Gate Int’l Church
10100 Grand River Ave., Detroit

FATE in our Stars is an event to showcase the dreams of Detroit, brought to you by Give Merit and the FATE Program. This fun-filled event will have family-friendly games and activities

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Public Allies Detroit

Application Deadline: Sept 30

Public Allies Metro Detroit is a program of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Our program is made possible through funding of the Corporation for National and the Community Service and Michigan Community Service Commission.The application deadline for potential Allies is September 30th, and the program begins November 4th.

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