Changemakers gather for social impact


How are nonprofits and foundations scaling innovative solutions in Chicago? How can you succeed as part of a nonprofit board? What are the best strategies to approach diversity and inclusion? And why should you build successful partnerships across sectors?

Those were just some of the key ideas addressed during the On Board Chicago conference hosted by the Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.

Business and nonprofit leaders committed to social impact spent the day attending sessions and workshops to explore and strengthen their ability to address complex social issues. Speakers covered topics including how to find a meaningful board service experience, what to know about boosting board engagement, the role of boards in capacity building, the importance of collaboration across sectors, and social sector research in Chicago.

“Nonprofits play an important role in creating a more just and equitable society,” Caroline Grossman, ’03, executive director of the Rustandy Center and adjunct associate professor of strategy at Chicago Booth, told the audience.

This year, in-person attendees explored how the nonprofit sector could strengthen social change in Chicago. 

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The full story was published by Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.

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