We’re sad to close, but also proud because we’ve fulfilled our mission.
When we started in 1995, few business schools had resources devoted to social-impact careers. Our goal was to help schools improve in that arena – supplementing rather than displacing their own efforts. We set out to create a recruiting pipeline between business schools and effective, inspiring social-change organizations.
Two+ decades later, virtually all leading business schools have dedicated career center and program staff who can advise MBAs on social-impact careers. The schools also have social entrepreneurship courses, internship funds, loan forgiveness programs, board matching programs, pro bono consulting groups, and much more. Today MBA students and alumni can confidently consider a range of social-impact roles that make good use of their skills, alongside the options they’ve always had in consulting, finance, etc.
Over the same period, nonprofit employers have also expanded their recruiting efforts. They have seen the value of seeking job candidates from a broad range of backgrounds, including those with management education and experience.
Over a 23-year period, the MNC posted hundreds of summer job listings and thousands of career job listings through its partner institutions. Now it’s easy to find MBAs across the nation using their considerable talents and energies to advance the work of social-impact organizations. We salute them and hope that many more business school students and alumni will follow in their footsteps.
~ The Board and Staff of The MBA-Nonprofit Connection
Board of Directors (2018)
Senior Vice President for Client Success, Livongo
Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Cesar Chavez Schools
Semi-retired (former Vice President of Finance, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund)
Secretary and Co-Director, Peace Appeal Foundation
Executive Donor Advisor, Alzheimer’s Association
Prior Members of MNC Board of Directors
Cheryl Cole Dodwell
Advisory Board 2018
Marian Alexander DeBerry
Senior Counsel, Executive Search, Campbell & Company
Principal, Leadership in Transition
Executive Director, Audubon Society of Portland
Director of Global Partnerships, Skoll Foundation
Strategy Consultant (Nonprofits and Philanthropies)
Principal, David LaGreca & Associates
Director of Financial Planning, The Humphreys Group
Senior Consultant, Community Resource Exchange
Founder and Managing Partner, The 360 Group
Deputy Chief, San Mateo County Health System
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Outreach & Operations, Center for Talent Innovation
Prior Advisory Board Members
Cheryl Cole Dodwell
Kimberly Ford Gilboy
Staff and Consultants 2018
Founder and Executive Director
Prior Staff, Consultants, and Interns
The Aspen Institute
The Ford Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Charles & Helen Schwab Family Foundation