Social Innovation Conferences and Events

Rustandy EventsThe Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation holds events globally, equipping members of our community with insights into how the sector operates and helping them increase their odds of solving complex problems. Featured speakers have included Nobel laureates, elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and social entrepreneurs.

Rustandy Center events are designed for nonprofit and business leaders; social entrepreneurs; Booth students, faculty, and alumni; board members; and impact investors—anyone committed to making the world more equitable and sustainable.

OnBoard

On Board Conference

One of our largest annual events is the On Board conference on nonprofit board service, which is held in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco.

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Events Update

Please note that, 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 any questions to the Rustandy Center.

We hope that these resources will support you in your work to create meaningful impact here in Chicago and around the world.

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Compass Volunteer Application

Friday, October 02 11:59 PM
Online Application

Turn your passion into action by using your business skills to impact your Chicago community. Compass consulting teams work with Chicago nonprofit clients to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our community. Compass selects, trains, and matches professionals from leading companies, consulting firms, law firms, and MBA alumni organizations with local nonprofits to participate on a strategic consulting project two to five hours a week from November through May. 

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Impact Investing Programs Information Session

Thursday, October 08 12:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Are you a Booth student interested in impact investing? Join this information session to hear about Booth's impact investing opportunities, including the recently launched student-led impact investment fund and the Steven Tarrson Impact Investment Fund, impact Investing courses and competitions, our Perspectives in Impact Investing Series, and mentoring and coaching with Priya Parrish, '09, adjunct assistant professor of strategy, impact investor in residence at the Rustandy Center, and managing partner at Impact Engine.

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Implementing Real Diversity in the Workplace

Tuesday, September 22 12:00 PM
Virtual - Via Zoom

Hosted by the Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Join the Booth Alumni Club of Chicago to dig into what it means to implement a long-term diversity plan that starts and lives in your boardroom, in succession planning, in creating a talent management strategy, and more. The discussion will be led by Lyndon Taylor, '99, partner in charge, Heidrick & Struggles, whose works centers on advising organizations across sectors on diversity and inclusion strategies, particularly talent management and succession. 

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Innovating for Social Equity: New Approaches in Philanthropy

Tuesday, September 29 5:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

From a global pandemic, economic devastation, and social unrest sparked by systemic racism, the past six months have laid bare the deep disparities that persist in our country. With billions spent by the public, private, and philanthropic sectors, why do profound disparities persist? The new “Innovating for Social Equity” speaker series will examine efforts across the philanthropic and private sectors to tackle these seemingly intractable barriers to a society and economy that work for all. The first session will examine how new approaches in philanthropy may be employed to identify innovative strategies for achieving social equity.

 

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, October 01 3:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, October 15 3:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, October 22 9:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, October 29 3:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

SIGN UP
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Office Hours with Impact Investor in Residence, Priya Parrish, '09

Thursday, October 08 9:00 AM
Virtual - Zoom

Parrish, '09, managing partner at Impact Engine and adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

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Rustandy Center Open House

Thursday, September 24 12:00 PM
Virtual - Zoom

The social sector tackles many complex issues. Your Chicago Booth training can offer fresh perspectives and strategies to address them. Join the Rustandy Center, the destination for Booth students committed to helping solve complex social and environmental problems, for our annual open house to learn about how you can maximize all of the social impact programs, courses, research, and events that the Rustandy Center has to offer this school year.

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