The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation works closely with leaders in the impact sector to connect Booth alumni, students, and faculty with opportunities to give back and to make available new research and data sets that provide insights into how institutions organize to address complex social and environmental problems.

The Rustandy Center's resources for nonprofits include programs designed to increase the efficacy of nonprofit governing boards, in particular by providing access to programming highlighting trends and best practices in nonprofit board service and by connecting organizations with Booth students and alumni looking to serve on boards.

To receive updates about the Rustandy Center's various programs and events for our nonprofit and social enterprise partners, sign up here.  

See below for an overview of our board service programs.

  Program Description
Organizational Eligibility Timeline
Alumni Board Connect (ABC) ABC matches Chicago Booth alumni with nonprofit organizations to serve as directors on their boards. ABC is now offered in Chicago, New York City, and Twin Cities. Application information is available on the ABC page.
Net Impact Board Fellows Through the Board Fellows program, Booth students serve as non-voting members of nonprofit boards and complete a pro bono consulting project for the organization.
Organizations must be located in the Chicagoland area and must be in good standing with the State of Illinois.
Applications are available in the fall; decisions and matching take place in the winter. 
On Board Conference On Board brings together Booth
students and alumni and nonprofit executive directors and board presidents to discuss key trends and best practices in nonprofit board service.
Representatives from nonprofit organizations may register to attend. 

Registered nonprofits are invited to apply for a table at the nonprofit fair in the month leading up to the conference.
See the On Board page for upcoming conferences in Chicago, New York, and the Twin Cities.

Doing Good is Serious Business

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is the destination for people committed to helping solve complex social and environmental problems. As Chicago Booth's social impact hub, we build on the school's grounding in business fundamentals with experiential learning and research-based insights. Then, through programs, including the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge and training for nonprofit board members, we equip our community with the knowledge and tools to positively impact humanity.

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