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, and New York.

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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 and New York 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

Smart Money

The annual Smart Money program teaches effective charitable giving to Booth alumni through a workshop that focuses on legacy planning, end-of-year giving, and family participation.

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Making Your Mark

Making Your Mark

The annual Making Your Mark luncheon advises students on their own philanthropy and offers insights on ways to financially support causes important to them.

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Giving Back: A Success Story

Giving Back: A Success Story

Peter Yi,07, a senior vice president at Northern Trust, was matched to serve on the board of Chicago Cares through Alumni Board Connect. He is making a contribution by poring over the nonprofit’s budget and helping manage its cash flow.

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