A Week of “Leading with Impact” – Living Up to the Motto of MIT Sloan

Posted by Building Impact on Aug 4, 2019 4:11:00 PM

With the MIT Sloan mission in mind, the “Leading with Impact” course was established four years ago by Professor Nelson Repenning, Johanna Hising DiFabio, and Diana Ganz (EMBA’14) to provide EMBA students with the challenge of applying business principles to make an impact in the nonprofit sector.  In the final week of the twenty-month Executive MBA Program at MIT Sloan, the executives who have been students of business and management as a part of the EMBA class take on a business challenge faced by a local nonprofit organization.  The goal is simple – making an impact.  But, the complexity of the projects becomes evident from Day 1.

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Launching the Impact Fellows Program

Posted by Building Impact on Apr 12, 2019 4:02:00 PM

As part of the business development team at Building Impact, I am often the first person on the phone with a working professional planning a day of service. They are passionate and ready to jump in and get their hands dirty. Passionate and ready to get their hands dirty is a great mindset to start in, but impact volunteering requires a step backward first. Before we start ordering supplies and coordinating transportation, we want to think first about the mission of the day. Project leaders need to think about the issue area they are concerned with, training volunteers to work with client populations, and the outcomes for the nonprofit. Then we can focus on acquiring budget, recruiting volunteers, and executing the project. Overall, the process of planning a day of impact volunteering requires a wide range of professional and interpersonal skills.

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"Giving a Tuesday" On Giving Tuesday

Posted by Building Impact on Jan 29, 2019 4:20:00 PM

On this Giving Tuesday, we want to thank all of the volunteers who partner with us in Giving Time and their resources to help our neighbors in need all year round!

We are filled with Gratitude this month for those who have helped us with building Trail Mix Packets for homeless elderly who are served by a nonprofit organization known as Hearth!  Collectively, our volunteers across 30 companies have prepared trail mix that will provide healthy snacks for several hundred elderly people who find housing and social services through Hearth’s outreach. As we worked with our volunteers in preparing and delivering meals at Thanksgiving for families, elderly and teens in shelters, our nonprofit partners in Boston, Waltham, Cambridge and Watertown reminded us that as the weather gets colder, the needs of those struggling for shelter and healthy meals only grow after the holiday season.  

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What Winter Means for Serving Boston's Homeless

Posted by Building Impact on Jan 29, 2019 4:02:00 PM
For the over 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in the city of Boston, the last few days have been extremely dangerous and many of Building Impact’s nonprofit partners are strapped for resources as they struggle to shelter, feed and serve more individuals than usual.
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Advancing Race Equity - One Voice at a Time

Posted by Building Impact on Jan 29, 2019 10:45:00 AM
This spring Building Impact is partnering with YW Boston and Boston Children’s Chorus to foster important conversations about race and embracing our differences. We are very excited to partner with YW Boston for the second year! Building Impact will be teaming up with the YW Boston to support their annual, nationwide Stand Against Racism movement with Pledge Boards in lobbies and buildings throughout the city.
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