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.

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Introducing HBS On Board

On Board is a program designed to inspire and support alumni serving on nonprofit boards. The program will focus on the leadership skills needed for the evolving role of modern nonprofit boards. Each session will be interactive with opportunities to collaborate with other HBS alumni on problem solving, education and support.

On Board is intended for alumni who currently serve on nonprofit boards. For those alumni considering nonprofit board service, the program will also include bi-annual sessions to guide you through the process of joining a nonprofit board.

For more information, see the program description.

For questions or to learn more, contact Amelia Angella, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, at aangella@hbs.edu.

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Harnessing Entrepreneurship to Revamp Democracy
Featuring Professor Mitch Weiss with Yordanos Eyoel of the New Profit Civic Lab

Can we solve big public problems anymore? HBS Professor Mitchell Weiss believes that a renewed entrepreneurial spirit can transform the public sector's response to big problems at all levels. One of our biggest challenges? Faith in the democratic process itself. In this timely virtual program inspired by his new book We the Possibility, Professor Weiss and Yordanos Eyoel, leader of New Profit’s Civic Lab, share stories of modern-day democracy-inventors and the lessons they hold.

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Community Health Workers on the Front Lines of Disease Control: A Conversation with Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi
Senior Lecturer Brian Trelstad speaks with Dr. Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health, about a new case study outlining how Last Mile’s recruitment and training model for community and frontline health workers played a crucial role in combating Ebola in Liberia in 2015. Could the Liberian model provide lessons for the United States and other nations to address COVID-19 and future mass scale health events? Founded in 2007, Last Mile Health partners with countries to design and build community-based primary health systems.

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Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: A Conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz
Professor Kash Rangan speaks with Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO Acumen, on the ideas behind her new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World. Drawing on practices of moral leadership, the book addresses the most common hurdles faced by those who want to do good and shares ideas anyone can use to move through challenges successfully.

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Business & Society Dinners

SEI is hosting a series of Business & Society dinners in key locations across the U.S. to explore how business currently interacts with society and how HBS alumni leaders can help foster positive social change through their leadership in all sectors of the economy. Each dinner is co-hosted by local alumni and uses the Jeffersonian dinner format to encourage deeper conversations and connections. At a recent dinner in Boston, alumni discussed how to reimagine capitalism working better for everyone. And at a recent dinner in Palo Alto, alumni talked about the effects of technology on social change and how it can be harnessed for more social good in the future.

If you are located in the Boston, New York City, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C. areas and are interested in attending a dinner, please email se@hbs.edu for more information.

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Impact Investing Alumni Interest Group

Launched in the Spring of 2017 as part Alumni's for Impact's programming, the group focuses on facilitating connections and sharing ideas amongst alumni interested in impact investing through regular webinars, live gatherings, and a LinkedIn group.

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Highlight: HBS Hacks

On Friday, May 18th, 75 HBS alumni gathered in Google’s Community Space overlooking the San Francisco Bay to “hack” an issue causing growing anxiety all around us: the future of work. Read more about the event here.

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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

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:

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.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

HBS Social Enterprise Loan Repayment Assistance Program reduces the educational debt burden for qualifying alumni serving in managerial positions in nonprofits, public sector organizations, or for-profit social enterprises.

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.