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.

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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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A Lobby for the Public with Linor Deutsch

Monday, February 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Harper Center, Room C-05

Join the Stigler Center and the Rustandy Center for two interrelated lunch seminars led by Linor Deutsch, CEO of Lobby99. Deutsch will present her organization’s innovative model, and explain how crowdfunding can be harnessed to become a substantial force against corporate lobbies. 

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A Lobby for the Public with Linor Deutsch

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Harper Center, Room C-05

Join the Stigler Center and the Rustandy Center for two interrelated lunch seminars led by Linor Deutsch, CEO of Lobby99. Deutsch will present her organization’s innovative model, and explain how crowdfunding can be harnessed to become a substantial force against corporate lobbies. 

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Alumni Meetup - Celebrating 10 Years of Social Impact

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 PM
Home of Angela Blatteis, ’86 | Beverly Hills CA

Join the Rustandy Center and Chicago Booth alumna, Angela Blatteis,’86, for an intimate alumni event to hear first-hand about the center’s work holistically and, specifically, two of its cornerstone programs: the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) and impact investing.

 

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Deadline: Booth Social Impact Philanthropic Investing Nonprofit Application

Friday, January 31, 2020 11:59 PM
Online

Booth Social Impact (BSI) - one of the most active student groups at Chicago Booth - is accepting applications for an unrestricted grant between $4,000 - $10,000 for a nonprofit that focuses on improving the lives of those living on the South Side of Chicago. To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be based in Chicago, three or more years old, and have a budget between $500,000 and $4 million. 

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Deadline: Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition Application

Friday, February 07, 2020 11:59 PM
Online

The Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition, hosted by Berkeley Haas, is an avenue for MBA students and their teams to pitch startup ventures related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Up to $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top teams who demonstrate a vision and potential to generate a positive impact.

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Office Hours - Executive in Residence Joe McCannon

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 3:00 PM
Gleacher Center, University Boardroom (5th floor in the Midway Club)

McCannon, cofounder of Shared Nation and the Billions Institute, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on social entrepreneurship, specifically in healthcare, scaling initiatives, and more.

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Office Hours - Sustainability Executive in Residence Karen Weigert

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:30 PM
Booth 455, Room 120E

Weigert, vice president of business strategy and regional operations at Slipstream, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers at the intersection of business and sustainability.

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Deadline: John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge Application

Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Online

Most other business schools and graduate entrepreneurship programs host a single day or weekend business plan competition. The John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) is not just a competition; it is a quarter-long launch program that provides entrepreneurs with the skills they need to develop and scale their social venture. Apply by January 30, 2020. 

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