Thursday, March 11, 2021

NEW Do Good Institute Programs and Events

The Do Good Institute has a number of exciting opportunities to explore this semester, listed below. If you have questions, please see this chart for deadlines to apply, details and contact information for each program.

  • Impact Interns: Impact Interns is designed to provide emerging social sector leaders, like you, with meaningful opportunities to gain professional experience, develop skills, build a professional network, and learn more about working in the nonprofit and social impact sphere, while also providing Do Good partners and local organizations with impressive and skilled interns. Impact Interns join a cohort of like minded students and participate in additional professional development programming and coaching. Students and social impact organizations can get involved and learn more here: https://dogood.umd.edu/research-impact/projects/impact-interns

  • The Leadership Exchange: Real Conversations with Leaders Making a Difference: This semester we will be hosting a series of conversations with impactful nonprofit leaders creating change in their communities. The series will begin in February highlighting Black leaders (most) Thursdays in honor of Black History Month, and will continue in March, featuring women leaders in honor of Women’s History month. There will also be two alumni speakers in April. Students who attend will get the chance to not only hear from impactful leaders, but also network and ask questions. Register here and learn more here.

  • Do Good Challenge: The Do Good Challenge recognizes students from across campus that have spent the year developing solutions for pressing social issues. This year, the Challenge will highlight six teams who will pitch their project or venture and the impact they've made for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000. For the first time ever, the Challenge will happen as a series of virtual events throughout “Do Good Month” in April. Join us each Thursday in April for new videos and ways to get involved. Learn more and get involved here: go.umd.edu/dogoodchallenge

  • Accelerator Fellows: Do you have an idea that could change someone’s life? Are you working on a Do Good project or social venture that could benefit from coaching, programming, and/or financial support? You could spend a semester (or two!) getting paid to explore, test, or scale up your project or venture. The ideal student for this program is one who is in the implementation phase. Learn more and apply: https://dogood.umd.edu/research-impact/projects/accelerator-fellows 

  • Mini-Grants: Do Good Mini-Grants provide funding for the development and implementation of student-led, student-run proposals that aim to create a positive social or environmental impact. Receive up to $500 of seed funding to support your project or venture! Learn more and apply: go.umd.edu/minigrants