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Resource Development Network

Laura Goodman ’03
Social Capital Partnerships
Liz Cotter Schlax ’02
United Way of Central Iowa

We invite you to join us for the launch of a new networking group for alumni working in the field of resource development and strategic fundraising.We will begin with quarterly meetings, alternating between in-person events and virtual conference calls. Topics for discussion include:

  • Trends in microgiving and consumer fundraising with corporate partners and call to action campaigns
  • Perspectives on aligning development functions such as individual giving and corporate fundraising
  • Reviewing innovative fundraising strategies such as collaboration with other nonprofits and joint applications
  • Best practices in online fundraising and social media fundraising

This group is only open to Columbia Business School alumni. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the network. If you have questions about the group or would like to recommend topics or speakers, please let us know. We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.


2014 Social Enterprise Conference

Millennials Rising: What's Next for Sustainability?

When: October 31, 2014,
8:30 am-6:00pm

The Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Between 45th and 46th Streets
New York, NY 10036

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The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. For updates on speakers and sessions, please visit the conference website.

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Summer Fellowship Program

Microfinance models help women of Burkina Faso

Read about the experiences of our summer fellows as they help create social and environmental value.


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