UCLA Anderson’s Net Impact chapter builds an ecosystem and provides skills for business leaders who want to put their MBA toolkit to use in a positive way. Through unique exposure to startups, innovative businesses and executives across sectors, Net Impact offers experiential learning opportunities in finance, consulting, operations and other functions. Net Impact’s capstone event, Social Innovation Week, is the largest event of its kind in the nation. Programming also includes a speakers series, internship opportunities, conferences and social events. To meet the needs of our diverse membership, Net Impact partners with the Impact@Anderson initiative, industry-specific clubs and other UCLA graduate schools, including public policy, urban planning and public health. UCLA’s Net Impact chapter is a Gold Status chapter and serves on the national Net Impact advisory board.
This program pairs select teams of Net Impact members with local nonprofits. Over the course of a six-month engagement, teams participate as nonvoting board members and learn about nonprofit management while completing a strategic consulting project that puts their MBA skills to use for the organization.