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Rady Impact Fellows

Rady Impact 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. Rady’s Impact Fellows engage directly with nonprofits 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 Impact Fellows can provide analytical and functional knowledge and strategic thinking.

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 that partner with us gain information and analysis they need to operate at a higher level.

Social Innovation Impact Fellows – Apply by Monday, November 7th

Client: Home by the Sea

 Objectives and Scope: The objective of this project is to help identify the most appropriate fundraising strategies for a nonprofit. Although headquartered in Israel, the founders are seeking funding from US-based donors for the following reasons:

  • The culture of charitable donations in Israel is yet to be developed, meaning the competition for every dollar raised is much higher.

    A US-based fundraising campaign would also help create awareness to the organizations work and mission among relevant potential US-donors.

The deliverables (presentation and report) should include:

  • Market analysis and marketing plan (key components e.g., market segmentation, target audiences, blue ocean, positioning, value proposition)

    Fundraising plan proposal

Timeframe & Duration: We hope to kickstart the project on the week of November 7th. The expected duration of this project is 10-12 weeks.

Mentorship: This project is sponsored and advised by Professor Ayelet Gneezy.

Fellowship: Impact Fellows work directly with non-profits to understand both the issues such organizations face and the responsibility of successful business people in supporting their communities. Fellows attend weekly check-in meetings and work with Professor Ayelet Gneezy to identify and complete a substantive project. The Fellow will formally present his/her project to the partner organization’s management, as well as to faculty involved in the Center.

Fellowship Amount: Each student Fellow will receive a stipend of $1,500.

Requirements

  • Successful completion of all core classes, with a minimum of 3.5 in the marketing core

    Ability and willingness to work as part of a team

    Committment to work until successful completion of the project 

Application Deadline: November 7th, 2022. 

Click Here to apply.

Questions? Email Diana Kanchanasuwan at csii@rady.ucsd.edu