Rady’s Social Innovation Fellows engage directly with non-profits and NGOs on issues of strategic importance. Nonprofit leaders and their organizations are typically so focused on day-to-day challenges that they struggle to find the resources and the time to address larger, strategic issues and opportunities. For social sector organizations seeking to ensure sustainability, evaluate opportunities and business models, or develop models for measuring impact, Rady Social Innovation Fellows can provide analytical and functional knowledge and strategic thinking.
Social Innovation Fellows are second-year Rady MBA students, selected through an application process, who work in small teams as student consultants with guidance from Rady faculty. Participating nonprofits seek deeper analysis and understanding of their organizations and their opportunities and challenges and the fresh perspective that engaged students can provide. The result: Rady students gain knowledge and understanding of the social sector and the particular challenges faced by social sector organizations. And the organizations who partner with us gain information and analysis they need to operate at a higher level.
The Social Innovation Fellows program is supported by a generous grant from the Moxie Foundation.