What We Do

The MIT Sloan Net Impact Chapter supports and operates a number of social impact programs:

Board Fellows

The Net Impact Board Fellows program brings valuable management expertise to nonprofits while simultaneously exposing student participants to the ways of nonprofit management and governance. Each student in the program:

  • Serves as a non-voting member on the board of a local non-profit organization for one year
  • Completes strategic projects to further the mission of the organization
  • Brings forward valuable management expertise to the non-profit while simultaneously gaining experience in organizational management and governance

Board Fellows work in small teams to advise and conduct projects in a variety of areas including:

  • Board governance
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Longterm planning & strategy
  • Finance
  • Operations

Sloan students are eligible to apply to the program beginning generally in October of each academic year.

If your nonprofit organization is interested in becoming a partner to the Board Fellows program, please contact the Sloan Social Impact Club leadership team at impactofficers@sloan.mit.edu.

Speaker Events 

The club consistently draws high-quality speakers to campus to discuss the latest trends in social impact around the country and world. Past speakers have included such greats as Jonathan Lewis and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

Career Development

The MIT Sloan Net Impact Chapter supports the job searches and career endeavors of its student members through a deep partnership with the Sloan CDO (Career Development Office) where new social impact career opportunities are continually sought after. Career activities organized jointly by the club and the CDO typically include career panels and workshops for refining skills such as networking and negotiation specifically in the social impact arena.

Community Service

Regular community service is highly valued, and the club organizes an annual ‘Service Day’ where hundreds of Sloan students come together to volunteer on high-impact projects with various nonprofit organizations throughout the Boston community.

National Net Impact Conference

Each year the club organizes a contingent to attend the national Net Impact conference. The three-day conference is generally held in October and features hundreds of sessions by experts in numerous social impact and sustainability-related fields. It’s also a great networking opportunity with thousands of management students from around the country in attendance.

Sloan Social Impact Fellowship (SSIF)

Want an internship that makes a social impact, but concerned about your salary? Learn more about the Sloan Social Impact Fellowship organized by the MIT Sloan Net Impact Chapter!