University of Notre Dame Business Programs Benefits Alumni and Nonprofits

For the past four years the University of Notre Dame has been taking steps to increase alumni relations while advancing their Catholic social mission. The Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame created a program called ND Impact Partners which “connects ND business alumni with local nonprofits by enabling the alumni to work as part of pro bono consulting teams focused on solving strategic challenges for each organization.”

Through the program, alumni teams work with a given nonprofit for about four months prior to making recommendations to “each nonprofit’s board or executive leadership team.” Past projects include expanding the millennial donor base, creating new advertising plans, and developing new volunteer management strategies. The program has proven to be a major success with this past year having 14 projects spread across Chicago, Washington, DC, and South Bend. ND Impact Partners “not only provides an opportunity for alumni to give back in a way that leverages their business education and expertise, but the majority of the nonprofits they partner with are Catholic organizations,” fitting directly with the Notre Dame mission.

To learn more about ND Impact Partners and how to get involved, visit the Mendoza College site.

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Catholic Relief Services Webinar on Peacebuilding Now Available

Now available: Catholic Relief Services recently partnered with Gerard Powers of the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network to host a webinar on peacebuilding. Kim Lamberty, Director of Mission and University Engagement at CRS, facilitated the webinar, which is now available to watch online.

Webinar Overview

The opening 20 minutes begins with an overview of Catholic peacebuilding and the role of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Kroc Institute, CRS, and Caritas Internationalis.  During the remaining 20 minutes, Gerard and Kim respond to audience questions and share case studies of CRS’ approach in Sudan/South Sudan and Mindanao in the southern Philippines to highlight the following key concepts and their application to global conflicts:

  • Peace processes
  • Inter-religious dialogue
  • Reconciliation
  • How the Church works with civil society

 

Peace and Justice in ACCU’s Fall Newsletter

ACCU recently released the fall edition of Update, our quarterly newsletter. Read Update in full here. Peace and Justice highlights include:

Global Solidarity Grants Increase Awareness of Catholic Social Teaching at Benedictine University, Cabrini College, Dominican University, St. Norbert’s College, and the University of St. Thomas (TX).

Catholic Colleges Bring Higher Education to the Incarcerated: Saint Francis College, Donnelly College, Holy Cross College, University of Notre Dame, and La Salle University implement programs to bring higher education to those incarcerated.

Spring Hill Alumni Participate in Inaugural Service Trip to Belize where they worked building homes.

Loyola Chicago Students Donate Care Packages to Soldiers serving in Iraq through a partnership with Aramark by using the remaining balance on meal plan to purchase care package materials

Loras Student Wins Interfaith Leadership Award- Recent graduate Samantha Eckrich was awarded the Mike Hammer Interfaith Leadership Award, which recognized her effort in promoting interfaith cooperation on campus.

To subscribe to Update, please email Paula Moore.