Harvard Business School Association- Pro Bono Consulting for Nonprofits

Got a knotty nonprofit strategic problem to solve?  I just wanted to pass the word that the Harvard Business School Ass’n of Oregon is taking applications for its Community Partners program.  

Through this program, HBSAO partners with local nonprofit organizations to help them solve a wide variety of managerial, competitive, and analytical challenges. They assemble teams of volunteer consultants, from Harvard and other top business schools, to tackle questions such as: 

  • What is the social ROI of our service?  
  • How can we effectively scale our organization?  
  • Where should we invest our limited resources?

It’s a great opportunity to get some free consulting and develop your support network!  Applications are due by May 13 for pitch night on May 23.  You can apply here.  And please feel free to pass the word to others you know who might be interested. 

D-Prize Global Competition

D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected you will be awarded up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

We are looking to award as many as 30 teams of entrepreneurs with up to $20,000 in funding to launch nonprofits or social ventures that increase access to life-changing products and services like solar lamps, Sayana Press, quality seeds, cataract surgery, and more. Check out all of the distribution challenges here.

  • Early Submission Deadline: May 12th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 2nd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Extension Deadline (limited to 400 people who register, link for extension on wesbite): June 23rd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

If you’re interested in the Global Competition, visit www.d-prize.org for challenges, deadlines, and all the information you need to apply.

University of Oregon Seed Grant

The University of Oregon’s Division of Global Engagement is excited to announce the 2019 application cycle for the UO-Global PDX collaboration grant. This collaboration grant offers one of two possible avenues for UO faculty to collaborate with a Global PDX Organization. One option will serve as seed funding for a UO faculty member who seeks to develop a collaborative research project with a Global PDX member organization. The second option will fund a curricular integration project that incorporates the work of a Global PDX member organization into an ongoing or experimental UO course

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2019.  All other details about the collaboration grant, including award amounts, application procedures, and selection criteria, may be found at: https://gsi.uoregon.edu/GlobalPDX

Please direct all questions and concerns to Grace Honeywell, Innovative Programs Coordinator for UO’s Division of Global Engagement.