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Featured speakers have included Nobel laureates, elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and social entrepreneurs.

Our social innovation conferences and events are designed for anyone who is committed to making the world more equitable and sustainable, including nonprofit and business leaders, social entrepreneurs, board members, impact investors, and Booth students, faculty, and alumni.

Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with Booth’s events policy, all events will be hosted virtually until further notice. Visit UChicago’s website for more information, or email the Rustandy Center.

If you’re a student interested in a virtual meeting with a Rustandy Center executive in residence, contact us. We hope that these resources will support you in your work to create meaningful impact here in Chicago and around the world.

Signature Events

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On Board

The Rustandy Center annual conference brings together business and nonprofit leaders to explore key trends and insights in nonprofit board service.

On Board

Upcoming Events

Event NCIFCares Coaching Program
07/31/2021

Application Deadline: Saturday, July 31, 11:59 p.m. CST

Are you looking to leverage your professional expertise to support small business owners? Apply to participate in the NCIFCares Coaching program, a new volunteer opportunity launched by the National Community Investment Fund, a nonprofit fund that invests in mission-oriented banks. Operated in collaboration with the Rustandy Center and Grow Movement, the program connects experienced business leaders in the University of Chicago community with small business owners from across the U.S. for remote coaching sessions.

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Event Alumni Board Connect – Nonprofit Application
09/13/2021

Application Deadline: Monday, September 13, 5 p.m. CST

Is your nonprofit organization looking for a new board member? Apply to the Rustandy Center’s Alumni Board Connect program, which connects Chicagoland area nonprofits with Chicago Booth alumni who are looking to leverage their MBA skills to create impact in their community. Matches will be made starting in October.

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Event Net Impact Board Fellows – Nonprofit Application
09/13/2021

Application Deadline: Monday, September 13, 5 p.m. CST 

Is your nonprofit organization looking for strategic support from a Chicago Booth MBA student? Apply to the Net Impact Board Fellows program. Run in conjunction with the Net Impact student group, the Board Fellows program connects Booth students with nonprofit organizations to serve as nonvoting members of their boards of directors and complete a strategic consulting project of your choosing. Matches will be made in October, and Fellows will serve through April 2022.

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