Harvard Business School Community Partners inspires and empowers HBS Alumni to make a positive social impact in their community. We do this by offering alumni opportunities to leverage their skills and experience to help nonprofit organizations succeed.
We aspire that all HBS alumni will find ways to contribute their expertise to Bay Area nonprofits to strengthen the community.
Enter our Website: www.hbscp.org
Now Launching 2 Hour Brainstorming Seesions for 4 Nonprofit
City of San Francisco Neighborhood Empowerment Network -- to launch The Resilient Bayview Center for Leadership Development -- Only 1 space left
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: SF City Hall, Room 370
Mission: In 2007, after touring the devastated neighborhoods of New Orleans, Mayor Lee returned to San Francisco committed to ensuring that the tragedy that struck NOLA would not be repeated here in SF. Mayor Lee then partnered with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Acting in Time initiative to identify the best practices that will ensure San Francisco will recover from a disaster as quickly as possible. A key recommendation was to increase the capacity of our neighborhood's leadership to steward their communities during both good and bad times. With an emphasis on collaboration, capacity building, information sharing and community led stewardship; the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) was launched and in 2009 it released the Empowered Communities Program (ECP). The Resilient Bayview Center for Leadership Development is an initiative of ECPas a location in the neighborhood that will afford the residents and organizations of the Bayview a dedicated space where they can meet, collaborate, plan and learn about the different systems and methods that they can leverage to achieve their goals.
Brainstorming Scope: To assist City Hall Fellows in writing a development plan for the creation of the Center by providing expertise on business planning and positioning.
Berkeley City Ballet -- Only 1 space left
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: 1800 Dwight Way in Berkeley
Mission: Started in 1974, Berkeley City Ballet (BCB) is a ballet instruction and performance organization. Most students are between 6 and 17 years old. BCB provides the intensive training and performing experience necessary to qualify young dancers for entrance into major dance companies if they wish. Over the years, a considerable number of BCB graduates have continued into professional careers in dance with companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey and Dance Theater of Harlem. Berkeley City Ballet’s mission is to bring cultural enrichment, and an awareness and appreciation of the art of dance, to the East Bay.
Brainstorming Scope: BCB would like suggestions and feedback on a few major challenges including fundraising strategy, volunteer organization, and a capital investment.
World Wings International -- Session is FULL
Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: San Francisco, University Club at 800 Powell St.
Mission: The mission of World Wings International is to unite in one body former Pan American flight attendants in order to promote philanthropic, civic and cultural activities through our special friendships. Started in 1959 World Wings International is a volunteer-run organization with a Board of Directors and has donated over $3.5 million to charity. Each chapter supports one or more local charity as well as supporting the present International Charity, CARE.
Brainstorming Scope: How do we rebrand our organization to reach a large, young group of former flight attendants from the late 70's and 80's and to encourage them to participate in this organization so they can inherit and help with the vision of the organization?
iRND3 (Institute for Rare and Neglected Diseases Drug Discovery) -- Session is FULL
Date: Thursday, December 5th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Redwood City
Mission: The mission of iRND3 is to help discover new medicines for rare and neglected diseases. iRND3 is a non-profit, drug discovery biotech using a collaborative business model to create value.
Brainstorming Scope: Help iRND3 brainstorm their business model as a nonprofit including earned or contribution income strategies and board development.
About Brainstorming Sessions:
A 2-hour meeting focused on feedback for a specific issue or generating ideas involving 4-8 HBS alumni with targeted skills and interests in the project and client. Brainstorming provides an opportunity for a nonprofit’s management team to explore a significant business issue or idea with a group of HBS alumni – especially helpful for new organizations still formulating their strategy; also benefits established nonprofits needing to address a new opportunity or specific challenge.
For questions, contact HBS Community Partners Executive Director, Nancy Huang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or contact HBS Community Partners Executive Director, Nancy Huang at email@example.com for more information.