Colin Boyle: Social Impact Metrics

Photo_ColinBoyle3Though he worked 15 years with the Boston Consulting Group and currently serves as the first ever Deputy Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences, Colin Boyle found inspiration and surprises in teaching Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations at Haas: “Teaching the class has been an amazing experience for me. Exhausting too – I feel drained after each class because the Haas students keep me on my toes at all times with their insight and ideas.”

The course, which culminates each year with a series of presentations on business plans meeting a particular social need for new nonprofits, has been integral to CSSL students and the larger population at Haas. Colin sees the passion in his students and hopes the interest and intent bleeds into their plans for the future. Recognizing the various avenues to and opportunities in the social sector (as a Board member of a nonprofit, a volunteer, or a staff leader), Colin enjoys the “high level of intellectual curiosity combined with selflessness [that] is very ‘Haas’” that students bring to the topic. Continue reading


Community Partner Spotlight – Cal Shakes

logo blueCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) is a 41-year-old nonprofit theater company with programming on stage, in classrooms, and with communities throughout the East Bay.

Cal Shakes attracts 45,000 audience members annually to its season of 100+ performances of Shakespeare, other classics, and new plays offered May through October at its outdoor amphitheater located in Orinda.

Through its bold, contemporary productions, and casual outdoor environment, Cal Shakes strives to defy preconceptions of Shakespeare and theater. Continue reading

Community Partner Spotlight – MOUSE Squad of California (MSCA)

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MOUSE Squad of California (MSCA)
Jan Half, Program Founder and Director
Dr. Crystal Jensen,  Program/School Relations Manager
Rebecca Levy, Grant Writer/Fund Development

Photo courtesy of Mouse Squad

Photo courtesy of MOUSE Squad

MOUSE Squad of California’s (MSCA)  mission is to empower under served youth to learn, lead and create with technology, preparing them with skills essential for their academic and career success. “We believe every child should be ‘connected,’ not just to technology, but to learning, innovation, self-esteem, job skills, life skills, community, and leadership opportunities,” says Jan Half, Founder and Program Director.  MSCA’s award-winning Student Tech Leadership program accomplishes this by training students to become the “tech experts” in their community. Students in grades 4-12 receive high-quality STEM education, project-based learning activities and confidence-building experiences designed to support their academic, personal and social development and improve their potential for future success. Continue reading

Berkeley Board Fellows Finale

Event: Berkeley Board Fellows Finale
Date: Thursday, May 1st
Location: Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Board Fellows end-of-year reception celebrated the achievements of Berkeley Board Fellows in the 2013-2014 school year. This year 60 organizations and 118 Fellows participated in the program.   To date, the program has contributed over 48,000 hours of board service completed by UC Berkeley and Haas students (including alumni) and helped create positive social impact in our community.P1430459

Fellows, staff and coaches came together in the Wells Fargo Room to share their experiences.  Board Fellows Coaches, Nora Silver and Paul Jansen wrapped up the

year, thanking students for their contributions to the boards and expressed their  hope that Students will continue to serve on boards throughout their careers.

Greg Guglielmo, Net Impact VP and Katie Benintende, Net Impact VP of Academics announced the 20 self-nominated awards and called Fellows up to share their experiences. Some

MCs Greg and Katie from Net Impact

MCs Greg and Katie from Net Impact

Fellows took this story telling experience one step further, including Board Fellows Brandon Middleton, from Mural Music & Arts Project (MMAP) and Billy Blaustin from Diablo Theatre Company.  Brandon preformed a Berkeley Board Fellow inspired rap and Billy theatrically acted out his first board meeting.

The evening ended with The Berkeley Board Fellows award announcements. The Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement (BAHIA), nominated by Allison Domicone and Jason Siu, was awarded the Impact Project Award. The award for Outstanding Mentor was presented to three outstanding board members including Eugene Clark-Herrera from Mural Music and Arts Project, Anna Gilmore, Chair of the Emergency USA Board, and Amira Resnick, Board Member and Head of the Strategic Planning Committee of Emergency USA. The final award was presented to Berkeley Repertory Theatre for the most Dynamic Board.

Below are pictures from the event.

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Berkeley Board Fellows Professional Development Workshop for Board Members

Event: Berkeley Board Fellows Professional Development Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Location: Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

How does a board lead fundraising efforts? What are best practices of board governance? What are some effective marketing strategies for nonprofit organizations? How can a nonprofit organization use LinkedIn effectively? These were among some of the many questions discussed at the Board Fellows Organization training on Thursday, February 6th. We had 54 board members attend the workshop.

Our development coaches led discussion groups focused on building dynamic boards and strengthening one’s skill as a board member. The specific topics of discussion were fundraising, board governance/board development, marketing: telling your story/branding, strategy, and LinkedIn for Good (see presentation below). Board members were encouraged to ask questions to dig deeper into key challenges and gauge the strengths and challenges of their board and learn best practices from others.

The development coaches included:

• Colin Boyle – Deputy Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences

• Lynne La Marca Heinrich– Senior Consultant and Principal, Marts & Lundy

• Bob Miller – Entrepreneur, Experienced Board Chair

• Allison Sparks – Program Officer, Stuart Foundation

• Irvenia Waters – Leadership Development Consultant, Strategic Perspectives Consulting

• Nora Silver – Adjunct Professor and Director, Center for Nonprofit & Public Leadership

• Paul Jansen – Adjunct Professor, Haas and Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Board members engage in discussion with our development coaches and one another:

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Berkeley Board Fellows is an experiential learning program for MBA alumni, MBA students and other graduate students created to develop the next generation of nonprofit board leadership. Learn more about the benefits of the program and how to apply at the Berkeley Board Fellows website.

Alison Dorsey of LinkedIn for Good led this presentation on using the site for board development:

Special Event – Human Rights Watch

Kenneth Roth

Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Monday, September 12, 2011

Presented by the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas Business School

Co-sponsored by: Dean’s Speaker Series, Haas Business School and the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law

Video Timeline:

0:22 Dr. Nora Silver – Welcome and Introduction

3:15 Ken Roth – Remarks

39:45 General Q&A begins

40:20 What is the future of Human Rights Watch (HRW)? Any general advice for those interested in working in human rights?

44:30 How does HRW balance politics and internal values?

46:13 Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) fair and/or necessary?

48:40 Any advice for the Iranian reformers?

51:10 How do you maintain a positive view given so many bad things in the world?

Event photoset:

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