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 for our quarterly newsletter and to explore the resources offered here.

Impact Investing Alumni Interest Group

Our first alumni interest group is up and running! The group focuses on facilitating connections and sharing ideas amongst alumni interested in impact investing through regular webinars, live gatherings, and a LinkedIn group. Sign up here to be part of the group and stay tuned as we work to pull together other alumni interest groups.

 

Events

HBS Impact Investing Alumni Group Webinar: Building the Evidence Base About Impact Investment Globally

 
Join Karen Wilson (MBA 1991) to discuss findings to date from the impact investment work she is leading at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Join here.

HBS Alumni Business and Society Dinner and Discussion in Washington, DC

 
This event will be the first in a series of “Jeffersonian”-style dinners across the U.S. focused on how HBS alumni can create positive impact in society through business and leadership skills. Email se@hbs.edu if you are interested in attending.

HBS Hacks: Solving for the Future of Work in San Francisco

 
This full day event will enable alumni to hear from HBS faculty and experts in the field, then work together in teams to craft and present opportunities and prototypes for industry, the City of San Francisco, local colleges, and nonprofits. Collaborators from Google.org, the City of San Francisco, IDEO, and other businesses and local non-profits will be there to shine the light on the problems at hand.

Learn more and register here.

 

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.

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.

 

Contact

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