And the award for Net Impact Graduate Chapter of the Year goes to… The Kellogg School of Management! Congratulations Kellogg Net Impact team! Many of the students at Kellogg realize the hard work you’ve been putting in. And congratulations to everybody on the board that worked hard to make that possible. People like Jessica Porter, Mark Dibble, Marilyn Chen, and Chelsea Katz, all from my Global Immersion in Management Trip to Kenya last spring. Not to mention many others on the leadership team (see link above). Not only does this help your careers as social enterprise professionals, but it also continue to extends Kellogg’s brand in the not for profit space.
Hi Everyone, Just a quick note to send a quick congratulations to everyone on the Kellogg Net Impact Team, who recently brought home the Chapter of the Year award at Kellogg. What a great accomplishment!!! Net Impact is basically a not for profit organization aimed at taking social impact to the next level. More formally, Net Impact is a new generation of leaders who use careers to tackle the world’s toughest problems. THEY put our business skills to work for good throughout every sector. By doing so, THEY show the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and planet too.
Just last weekend, some of the students went to the Net Impact Conference was held. I don’t know how many people went this year but here is the breakdown from 2010 – 2,500 people attended, 129 schools were represented, and 14 Countries and 39 States were there. Likewise there were also 73 Exhibiting Organizations 395 Speakers and 131 Sessions. This year’s conference tackled issues such as (1) creative problem solving and playful approaches lead to serious solutions, (2) where sustainable innovations are championed by those you least expect, and (3) where unlikely partnerships accelerate change, among other things.
Over the past decade, the number of businesses interested in social change has taken off. Net Impact is playing a large part in that trend. People from Net Impact attend many of the top business schools. They influence the activities from the social impact clubs. And they help provide support for getting into the industry.
I’m glad Kellogg and other ones continue to focus on improving their programs. In today’s economic times, it’s imperative that business school students not only focus on getting a job, but also working for larger scale social good. That they also remember to give back and make the world a better place.
Congrats again Kellogg. See below for a blurb sent out to the Kellogg net Impact Club today.
The Kellogg School of Management was awarded the 2011 Graduate Chapter of the Year Award at the National Net Impact Conference in Portland, OR on October 29th. This prestigious award is given annually to a graduate chapter who exemplifies the mission of Net Impact: to mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in their workplaces and the world. Net Impact is a global network of MBA students and professionals with more than 280 chapters across six continents. Kellogg would like to congratulate the other two finalists for this award, the Ross School of Business and the Yale School of Management. Thanks to all the Net Impact Community club leaders for their collaboration and support –we couldn’t have won without them! Also, thanks to the Digital Shorts Team, who helped develop a video to showcase our Chapter. It’s time to pop the bubbly!