WELCOME TO “alumni for impact”

Alumni for Impact is for social enterprise-focused alumni like you who comprise a powerful network for social impact that spans across the globe.  Whether it’s within the nonprofit, public, or private sector, HBS alumni pursue a variety of managerial, entrepreneurial, voluntary, and philanthropic roles in socially driven pursuits at various stages of their personal and professional lives. 

Alumni for Impact aspires to connect you with each other, share with you the latest faculty research and innovative ideas from the field, and bring you together to work on solutions for our world’s most complex social issues.  We invite you to sign up to become a part of Alumni for Impact and to explore the resources offered here.



We are forming Social Enterprise Alumni Interest Groups. The community of social enterprise alumni is vast and comprised of people working and/or interested in a variety of different subsectors, such as education, international development, philanthropy, and government. We want to connect you with other alumni most closely aligned with your area of expertise/interest. Please sign up here.

Please read our second quarterly newsletter, Alumni For Impact. And sign up here to receive future newsletters.

SOCAP16 Conference Alumni Breakfast

SEI hosted an alumni breakfast at SOCAP16, a conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs.  It was a beautiful day in San Francisco for about 50 alumni to gather and connect with each other.  Great alumni accomplishing the good and the great.   Stay tuned for more social enterprise alumni gatherings around the country!

Social Enterprise Reception at Fall Reunions
Sat, Sept 24, 2:30 pm, Batten Hall 205

Coming to your HBS reunion in September? Interested in meeting other alums interested in non-profits, businesses with a social mission, and/or the public sector? Then join leaders of HBS's Social Enterprise Initiative and fellow classmates for an afternoon of mingling and an opportunity to hear about SEI’s latest work.

Alumni Webinar on Impact Investing: Challenges and Opportunities
Thurs, November 10, 12:00 noon 

We welcome you to participate in a webinar to hear Professor Kash Rangan, SEI faculty co-chair, discuss the state of the burgeoning field of impact investments, the different types of investors involved across the investment spectrum, and the financial instruments being deployed such as social impact bonds/pay-for-success contracts.



Faculty engage in cutting-edge research that drives the social enterprise sector forward. Learn more about HBS thought leadership in these areas:



Stay connected with other alumni interested in social enterprise while you build lifelong relationships with MBA students, fellow alumni, and Executive Education participants.

Did you know?
  • 25 Alumni Clubs funded 69 Executive Education scholarships in 2015
  • Alumni Clubs provide $10 million annually in pro-bono consulting to non-profits

Contact your local alumni club to get involved in a wide range of social enterprise activities including:

  • Social enterprise events and programs for alumni
  • Volunteer consulting programs
  • Events to benefit the local community
  • Fundraising and capacity-building activities to support local nonprofit organizations

Career Resources

The Social Enterprise Initiative, in collaboration with Alumni Career Services and Baker Library, provides resources and support to assist alumni pursuing careers in social enterprise. A good way to begin is to check out job search suggestions for MBAs and Alumni. Research is also available on a variety of specific social enterprise topics in the Faculty & Research section of this site.

Alumni Career Hub (Login Required)

Search the Alumni Job Board (within the new Alumni Career Hub) by the name of particular organizations or use these suggested keywords: arts/culture; government; community/economic development; education; foundations/grant making; international development; nonprofit-other; religion; services-health related; social services.

Programs for Alumni

HBS Nonprofit/Public Sector Loan Repayment Assistance Program reduces the educational debt burden for qualifying MBA students and alumni serving in managerial positions in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Alumni Recruiting

Organizations interested in hiring HBS alumni can take advantage of a range of recruiting tools and activities available through HBS Recruiting.


Do you have questions, comments, or suggestions about social enterprise alumni engagement? Please email se@hbs.edu.