Nonprofit Boards and Giving Back

Alumni Board ConnectThe Rustandy Center is a resource for business and nonprofit leaders; Booth alumni, students, and faculty; nonprofit board members; and philanthropists—anyone committed to making our world more equitable and sustainable. Through programs such as the On Board conference and Alumni Board Connect, we equip business professionals with the tools and connections to give back. These initiatives also seek to remedy an all-too-common social sector problem: a lack of necessary resources and talent.

“Questions of leadership in the social sector are among the most important that the Rustandy Center will strive to address in the years ahead.”

—Christina Hachikian, AB ’02, MBA ’07, Executive Director, The Rustandy Center

Giving Back by the Numbers

OnBoard New York

On Board Conference on Nonprofit Board Service

The On Board conference brings together Booth alumni with business and nonprofit leaders to share insights in nonprofit board service and governance. On Board conferences are held in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco.

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Alumni Board Connect

Making Board Matches

The Rustandy Center helps Booth alumni find and thrive on the boards of nonprofits in Chicago through the Alumni Board Connect program. In Hong Kong, the program is called Board Connect and is offered through The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation.

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NonProfit Executive Coaching Program

Nonprofit Executive Coaching

Through the Rustandy Center’s Nonprofit Executive Coaching program, seasoned Booth alumni provide leadership coaching to nonprofit executives.

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Net Impact Board Fellows

Net Impact Board Fellows

The Net Impact Board Fellows program matches students at Booth with nonprofit organizations. The students serve as nonvoting members of the organization’s board of directors for 14 months.

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Smart Money

Philanthropy Giving

Through speakers and interactive exercises, Rustandy Center programming teaches Chicago Booth alumni and students effective charitable-giving skills. Past programs have focused on legacy planning, end-of-year giving, family participation, and more.

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Giving Back: A Success Story

Giving Back: A Success Story

Josh Gantz, ’12, chief financial officer at Ambulatory Management Solutions, served as a nonprofit executive coach for 826Chi, a nonprofit dedicated to amplifying the voices of Chicago youth. That role inspired him to join the organization's board of directors.

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