Thomas J. Long Foundation Summer Internship for Undergraduates

The Thomas J. Long Foundation is offering a summer internship for undergraduates!

The Long Foundation is a private family foundation based in Walnut Creek that practices responsive grant making and awards grants to various local charitable organizations primarily in the San Francisco East Bay and Hawaii in five selected fields of interest – Arts & Culture, Conservation, Education, Health, and Human Services.

For those interested in an internship to start paving the path to a career in the social sector – the summer intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working at a private grant making Foundation.Working directly with the Foundation’s Program Officer, Aimee Eng, the Summer Intern will participate in site visits, grantee interviews, meetings, and special projects as they arise.  The intern will be responsible for conducting the due diligence and initial grant review for a small portfolio of grant applicants, and will be asked to make funding recommendations to the Staff and Board.

View the full position details: 2013 Internship Program-job description


DMEC Students Make a Trek to Wikimedia Foundation

Berkeley Haas’ Digital Media and Entertainment Club had the opportunity to make a trek down to the Wikimedia Foundation’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, March 8th to tour the headquarters and meet with several members of their management team. The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote the development and distribution of free educational content around the world through their various wiki-based projects.

The DMEC group was hosted by Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia’s Director of Community Advocacy, who elaborated on Wikimedia’s

DMEC students at the Wikimedia Foundation's HQ

DMEC students at Wikimedia’s HQ

extensive communities – nearly 800! The student group met with Brandon Harris, the senior designer and Steven Wallin, an associate product manager for Editor Engagement Experiments. Brandon spoke to the group about the future of Wikimedia and new initiatives like Wikidata while Steven highlighted efforts made by Wikimedia to create a more “sticky”  editor experience to retain and quickly acclimate new editors.

If you are passionate about digital media and entertainment and want to get involved, then keep a watch out for other such events hosted by DMEC.

Laura Callanan – New Haas Scholar in Residence

The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership is pleased to welcome Laura Callanan, former McKinsey consultant, as our new Haas Scholar in Residence. Laura has vast experience as a consultant, author,

Scholar-in-residence Laura Callanan

and teacher in the field of social innovation. From 2008 to 2013, she was a Senior Expert in McKinsey’s New York office and a member of the Social Innovation Practice, where she led work on sustainable capitalism, social investing, foundation strategy and social innovation.

On March 6, 2013 Laura spoke at Haas about Social Impact Bonds and how they could work in the United States. Laura presented a McKinsey & Company report she co-authored called “From Potential to Action: Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the US,” the most comprehensive report to date on this new public-private approach to scaling social services. The event also featured Carla Javits, President of REDF, who discussed her organization’s proposal to implement a pay-for-success program in California.

Berkeley Board Fellows Working with Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center

Berkeley Board Fellows MBA students Bri Treece and Stephanie Curran are currently on the board of directors for Destiny Arts Center based in Oakland. They are  working on taking the organization’s professional development program to market. The two spent an afternoon collecting customer insights after having  individually conducted interviews with several Bay Area organizations who have had success implementing professional development programs.

“I love working with Destiny Arts—they have such a powerful mission, and you can feel the passion and energy around that mission when you walk in the door. They have an exciting year ahead with the purchase of a new building and their 25th anniversary celebration. They’ve welcomed Stephanie and me into the celebration with open arms; it really feels like we’re part of the Destiny family!”

– Bri Treece

Here are a couple of snapshots of the two working with the Destiny board.

From Potential to Action: Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the US

March 6, 2013

Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speaker Series: Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are at the forefront of financial innovation for scaling proven social impact programs. Laura Callanan, author of McKinsey & Company’s ground-breaking report on SIBs, will examine this new outcome-based approach to scaling and the role played by each stakeholder group: government, nonprofits, impact investors, and evaluation advisors. Carla Javits, CEO of REDF, will discuss her organization’s proposal to implement a pay for success program in California.

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Haas Social Sector Classes in Article by Harvard Business Review

Berkeley-Haas’ increasing focus on social sector management classes is highlighted in this article by the Harvard Business Review, co-authored by The Bridgespan Group.

In Fall 2012 the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership offered a class in partnership with The Bridgespan Group – Social Sector Solutions for Social Enterprises. The class provided management consulting to five social enterprises to help the organizations achieve greater impact. For the 2012-2013 academic year the Center offered 13 courses focused on achieving social impact across sectors.

Here are some pictures of the students and instructors from the S3SE class in Fall 2012.

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