The Do Good Accelerator is a collaborative space on campus that supports and helps to scale up students' innovative solutions to our world's most pressing challenges. The Accelerator offers a number of training, development and networking opportunities to enable promising nonprofits, projects and socially-minded businesses the chance to grow their reach and impact.
The annual, campus-wide Do Good Challenge inspires students to pursue fearless ideas, spark innovative solutions, and create social impact for today's most pressing problems. Students from across campus spend the academic year advocating, fundraising, volunteering, supporting, and developing solutions for the social issues they care about. The Challenge culminates in a Finals event where six teams pitch their project or venture and the impact they've made for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000.
The Do Good Faculty Fellows program supports faculty members as scholars, teachers, advisors, and educational leaders who want to explore social innovation broadly and deeply. Fellows will consider how students can engage in social innovation in its various forms (e.g. service-learning, civic engagement, philanthropy) and how they can engage students in their courses to address social problems. During the program, the Do Good Faculty Fellows will propose, and ultimately implement, an innovative Do Good course or curriculum within their respective specializations, departments, colleges, schools, or units.
Receive up to $500 to support your social impact project or venture! The Do Good Mini-Grant provides funding for the development and implementation of student-led, student-run proposals which aim to create a positive social or environmental impact.
Through Philanthropy Fellows and the Global Philanthropy Service Fellowship, the Institute is creating robust experiences for students to immerse with and address significant international philanthropy and development issues through hands-on field-based research and study abroad programs; regularly interact with top leaders and philanthropists; and directly employ their skills to advance the work of nonprofits and foundations.
A unique feature of our work is a global philanthropy and NGO leadership effort. This growing area immerses and engages graduate and undergraduate students in major international philanthropic and NGO leadership issues throughout the world. Through a variety of learning and development experiences, students are equipped to make a significant difference around the globe. The program offers multiple compelling field-based abroad experiences offered through the School of Public Policy.