Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) Fellowships (spring 2008)
The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership and Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) are proud to announce 3 new fellowships. SV2 is approaching its 10th year of work as a leading giving circle in the country. In the upcoming 2008 year, SV2 will be charting its course for impact and innovation for the next decade. Congratulations to the SV2 Fellows!
1. Melani Oei, MBA 2009, is the Public Education STRENGTH Grant Fellow. Melani will help shape the funding strategy for SV2's STRENGTH Grant.
2. Luke Filose, MBA 2009, is the International Affinity Group Fellow. Luke will explore trends in the microfinance industry and develop a partner learning tour in Central America or Mexico
3. Jessica Loptaka, MBA 2009, is the Donor Services Research Fellow. Jessica will study and report on the philanthropic behaviors of high net worth individuals in Silicon Valley
The fellowship opportunities were made possible by a generous gift from Haas alumnus Ted Janus, MBA 94. Janus is a partner and Chief Investment Officer at Palo Alto Investors and a founding member of SV2.
Students participating in the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership
are encouraged to supplement their classroom learning through
an applied project. Students can connect with a nonprofit or
public sector organization through the student project
listings or complete independent study projects under the
supervision of a faculty member.
Many nonprofit and public sector organizations seek assistance from Haas MBAs on applied projects ranging from marketing research to business plan review to capital budgeting. Many of these projects are suitable for completing required class assignments. Students interested in working with an organization should contact the Director of NPM for project ideas.
Independent Study Projects
The Center also provides faculty supervision for MBA students who undertake independent study projects on public and nonprofit management topics. Since 1989, more than 50 such projects have been supervised by Haas faculty members. Some sample independent studies include:
- The Berkeley Environmental Professional Group: An Analysis of Strategic Issues
- San Francisco Unified School District Waste Audit
- Foreign NGOs and Local Partners in Vietnam
- Nonprofit Consulting Industry Analysis
- Leadership Assessment of the American Conservatory Theater
- Original Business Plan for Tipping Point Community
- Assessment of the Balanced Scorecard for Nonprofit and Public Organizations