Since 2010, we have been preparing high performing students from top universities across the globe to be more responsible leaders and make a positive impact in their communities and the world.
30+ Leading Universities
100+ NGOs and Social Enterprises Assisted
50,000+ Consulting Hours Provided
7 International locations
WHERE WE ARE, AND WHY WE’RE THERE
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We work with all types of organizations –large, small, local, international, well-established, and just beginning– to make sure every student can find a project that truly matches their interests and skill sets. We establish mutually beneficial and long lasting partnerships with each of our field partners, ensuring the work our students produce is valuable, viable, and actionable.
These are some of the things that we do…
SOME OF OUR PARTNERS AND PROJECTS
X-runner is a social enterprise that provides an innovative and hygienic in-home sanitation solution to families that cannot have regular toilets. They do so by bringing waterless toilets to areas without sewage in Peru.
Project: MBA Fellows developed a revenue generation strategy by focusing on improving fundraising and sales efforts, identifying potential new funders and investors, and piloting a new sales model which included training women in the local community to become brand ambassadors and developing them as a local sales force.
Nanga Vhutshilo is an integrated child/family centred program for orphans, vulnerable, HIV/AIDS affected children, their caregivers and families working in Soweto, South Africa.
Project: Undergraduate Fellows helped Nanga redesign their website and communication materials. They also helped develop a donor database and create grant application materials. Find out more, and check out the website they designed!
Project: MBA students from McGIll and UC Irvine helped Nanga develop profit-generating models including the early childhood development center (ECD) and a garden to increase internal revenue. They provided operations and financial tools to implement their recommendations and train the staff on each revenue stream to build their capacity. Both the garden and the ECD center are now bringing in revenue for the organization.
Litro de Luz (Liter Of Light) is an international non-governmental organization operating in more than 20 countries working to bring light to local communities that do not have access to electric light or cannot afford the costs.
Project: Over the course of a semester, undergraduate business school students created a map of potential income generation solutions for the Rio de Janeiro’s office, which included powerful ideas for new products, services and projects. By the end of their activities they also developed prototypes of the products/services and co-created with the organization’s team the implementation plan to increase the office’s financial sustainability.
Peru Champs is an educational nonprofit in Lima that helps finance grade school education for high potential, low income students throughout Peru.
Project: A team of MBA fellows from IESE and IE helped Peru Champs to create a donor engagement strategy and program to help build longer lasting and more sustainable donations and sponsorships for their high achieving students. Find out more here.
African Parks is a not-for- profit organization that takes on the direct, long term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with local governments to restore and protect wildlife populations and ecosystems in conjunction with the sustainable economic empowerment of neighboring communities.
Project: A team of graduate Emzingo U Fellows designed a business model and value chain for exploring two opportunities that provide both conservation and economic benefits to local communities: the first was the large-scale harvesting of honey in communities surrounding Majete, Nkhotakota, and Liwonde parks in Malawi; while the second was the harvesting/culling of black lechwe in the Bangweulu Swamps in Zambia as a solution to carrying capacity bottlenecks and gender imbalances.
Padma is a nonprofit in Peru that provides psychological assistance and job training to women suffering from abuse.
Project: Graduate students from NYU and IE helped Padma design and launch a social enterprise called Puriy, teaching these women how to make and sell leather baby shoes to support themselves and the organization. Daniel and Ashley conducted research on the potential business idea and created a business plan and financial model. They also helped Padma source an Operations Manager for the new endeavor which is now a functioning business. Check it out here.
Aluwani is a nonprofit working in collaboration with the community of Ga-Dikgale in rural South Africa. They focus on nurturing happy, healthy, secure children, and empowering rural villages in the Dikgale community to be self-sustaining. They support 3,500 orphaned and vulnerable children in Ga-Dikgale through 20 childcare facilities and run a community enterprise development program (incubator program).
Project: A team of Global Impact Undergraduate Fellows helped launch a crowdfunding campaign which raised nearly $2700 to help Aluwani build an early childhood development center. They also researched the corporate fundraising space in the US and South Africa and provided fundraising guidelines and material.