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.

 

NEWS & EVENTS

New! Impact Investing Alumni Interest Group

We have officially kicked off our first Alumni Interest Group, which will be focused on impact investing.  At the helm are experienced impact investors: Jeramy Lund (MBA 2001) and Mark Kahn (MBA 2006).  Jeramy and Mark, along with their excellent core team members, have a great plan in place for this group and look forward to facilitating connections and sharing ideas amongst alumni interested in this fast-moving field. Please sign up here to be a part of the group!  

In addition to the Impact Investing Alumni Interest Group, Alumni for Impact also is forming other Social Enterprise Alumni Interest Groups to connect you with alumni with similar areas of expertise/interest. Please sign up here

January 19th, 12:00pm - Alumni Webinar 
Public Entrepreneurship: Can Startups Outside Government and Within Help Solve our Biggest Public Problems? 

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There is a new generation of inventors, inside government and outside of it, turning problems into opportunities. Senior Lecturer Mitch Weiss created and teaches the school’s first course on these public entrepreneurs, who can be found at Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, creating Airbnb’s civic partnerships, founding the U.S. Digital Service, and experimenting inside Mexico City’s LabCDMX. Join this webinar to gain a sense for how public entrepreneurship can be deployed in companies and in government, and for how to tackle its trickier aspects, like startup sales to government, investing in companies that sell into (or around) government, and scaling in regulatory “gray areas”.  

Social Enterprise Alumni Gathering in Washington, D.C.

On November 29th, SEI leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. and met with nearly 70 social enterprise alumni with careers spanning government, international development, education, and impact investing.   An SEI reception was followed by an HBS Club of DC-sponsored presentation from SEI faculty co-chair, Dutch Leonard, discussing the implications for business and social leadership in a Trump Administration.

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Impact Investing Alumni Webinar

On November 10th, Professor Kash Rangan, SEI faculty co-chair, delivered a webinar on impact investing, where he discussed 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. 
Download the presentation slides here.
Listen to the full webinar here.

Social Enterprise Reception at Fall Reunions

We had a great turnout at our reception at the fall reunions in September. We met alumni whose careers and interests spanned the spectrum in social enterprise: many worked full time in non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses with a social mission. Some had spent many years in social enterprise careers; others had recently transitioned to or were looking to transition to working in social enterprise. And still others were active volunteers in non-profit organizations in their communities. We hope to meet many more of you and hear your stories.


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!


 

Faculty THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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

 

ALUMNI CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

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.
 

Contact

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