Announcing New Service Corps and Board Fellows Opportunities

Service Corps provides Net Impact members the opportunity to use their business skills to help nonprofits in their community by engaging in short-term, part-time consulting projects ranging from marketing, to business operations, to strategic planning, and more.

Net Impact members participate in Service Corps to:
-Offer quality business consulting services to organizations that cannot otherwise afford it
-Work with experienced professionals
-Develop and strengthen their relationships with organizations and individuals in their local nonprofit community
-Gain tangible nonprofit management experience

Nonprofits participate in Service Corps to:
-Bring new perspective into their organization
-Receive quality business consulting on projects
-Support development of emerging nonprofit leaders
-Engage volunteers in their organization’s work

The Net Impact NYC Board Fellows program aims to match talented, energetic, and committed New York area professionals with local nonprofit organizations in an effort to increase capacity in the nonprofit sector while providing members with an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. The program brings valuable business skills to non-profits and allows nonprofits to cultivate potential new board members, while exposing Net Impact members to “real life” non-profit management and governance.

Nonprofit organizations are expected to:
-Commit one existing board member to act as a mentor to the Board Fellow, helping them navigate the organization and their responsibilities.
-Include the Board Fellow in all general board meetings and relevant committee meetings.
-Work with the Board Fellow to establish goals and projects that benefit the organization and interest the Board Fellow.
-Complete a post-project evaluation.

Board Fellows are expected to:
-Commit to contributing 5-10 hours per month to the nonprofit organization.
-Attend all general board meetings and meetings of all committees in which the Fellow participates.
-Carry out projects and tasks, and all interactions with their nonprofit, with integrity and professionalism.
-Come to the table with experience and success in leadership positions, and sincere interest in or passion for the cause of the organization.
-Submit a report at the end of their Fellowship, summarizing the impact of their participation for the host nonprofit, and discussing key lessons and takeaways from their Board Fellowship experience.

Click the flyers above to learn more about how to get involved!

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Announcing the HultPrize@ Columbia Judges

Our distinguished judges for the HultPrize@ Columbia competition are leaders in the health, sustainability, business, and start-up arenas:

Professor Satyajit Bose, Ph.D.:  Professor of Economics of Sustainability, Green Accounting and Cost-benefit Analysis in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program at Columbia. Read full bio.

Moses Choi:  Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance department, which supports investors and clients in the development of long-term sustainable business models and investment products capable of achieving financial, social and environmental returns. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Choi worked for several years at Citigroup where he was most recently responsible for strategy, deal origination and product innovation for Transaction Banking solutions contributing to financial inclusion and environmental sustainability. Read full bio.

Professor Geoffrey Heal, Ph.D.: Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School who is noted for his contributions to economic theory and resource and environmental economics. Read full bio.

Professor Patrick L. Kinney Ph.D.: Director of Columbia Climate and Health Program. Professor Kinney’s teachings and research address issues at the intersection of global environmental change, human health, and policy, with an emphasis on the public health impacts of climate change and air pollution. Read full bio.

Sal Lahoud: Co-founder and CEO of Pave.com a platform where individuals seeking funding and support connect with experienced people looking to invest in young careers. Mr. Lahoud is also the chairman of FCancer.org. Read full bio.

The judges will be using a multi-dimensional scorecard to identify the winning idea that can successfully serve the needs of 25 million slum dwellers suffering from chronic diseases by 2019.  The criterion includes how well the enterprise is aligned to the issue, how unique and potentially impactful the solution may be and how financially, technically, commercially and organizationally feasible the solution appears.

100th “Like” on Facebook!

SUMA Net Impact has reached its 100th “Like” on Facebook!

Thank you, SUMANI fans!

Don’t forget to create a free profile at netimpact.org and select Columbia University School of Continuing Education as your chapter too! The more “official” (registered at netimpact.org) members we have, the better events we can bring you in the future.

And speaking of great events, we only have a few seats left for Wednesday’s dinner with the Global Environmental Risk Lead at Morgan Stanley, Francesco Liberti! Learn more here and be sure to RSVP before all seats are gone!

Tee-Shirt Design Contest 2013 – NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE!!!

SUMA Net Impact is proud to announce its very first tee-shirt design contest!

Don’t miss the chance to express your creativity and design a tee to be worn by your fellow SUMA students!

Design submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, November 22nd, 2013.

Voting by the SUMA population will occur during the week after the submission deadline.

Full guidelines below:

  • Tee will be a one-sided, front design only
  • Tee fabric will be the same color as in the flyer above (or here)
  • Design must contain the following color: RGB 68,77,62
  • Design must contain one of the following colors: RGB 0,103,177 or RGB 28,174,235
  • Design must contain only two colors total
  • Design must contain the following text: “Sustainability Management
  • Design must contain either of the following texts: “Columbia University” or “Columbia
  • Design must contain either of the official Columbia SUMA Net Impact logos in monochromatic color scheme:

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Please e-mail Mikael Amar, your SUMANI VP of Marketing and Communications, at mja2174@columbia.edu for full-sized logos.

Good luck!

First Leadership Team Meeting – UPDATED

Hello World!

Net Impact: SUMA Chapter‘s first Leadership Team Meeting will be held today, Friday, April 5th, 2013. After the officers have had a chance to discuss the future of SUMA Net Impact and the next steps required to pursue those ideas, we would love to have your feedback on some of the events and services that you would like to have brought to our campus by SUMA Net Impact. Please feel free to leave your comments by clicking “Leave a reply,” and keep a watchful eye on our homepage for a survey to be disseminated within the next few days.

We look forward to making positive social and environmental change with you all!

UPDATE: Here’s a photo from the very successful first-meet!

First Officer Meeting - Spring 2013 - April 05
First Officer Meeting – Spring 2013 – April 05