The Business of Making a Difference

The Center for Social Sector Leadership is defining a new generation of business leaders, a generation that understands and values the crucial role that nonprofit and public institutions play in the world's increasingly collaborative economy. Whether students seek to consult with social sector organizations, found a social enterprise, become effective philanthropists, lead through board governance, or pursue a career in the sector, the Center provides the leadership education to help them succeed.

NEWS: Philanthropy University is a global initiative to provide free online courses designed and taught by industry leaders from UC Berkeley, McKinsey, Hewlett, Kiva, and others. Philanthropy University is powered by Berkeley-Haas. Visit the program page for more information.

Patrick Awuah, MBA '99, was just named one of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" awardees. For more information, click here.

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Colin Boyle

Colin Boyle: Social Impact Metrics

Though he worked 15 years with the Boston Consulting Group and currently serves as the first ever Deputy Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences, Colin Boyle found inspiration and surprises in teaching Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations at Haas.

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Too Much Regulation is Bad for Nonprofits

Given all the momentous news of late, even the most ardent follower of the social sector might have forgetten that this spring saw a torrent of journalism on corruption in nonprofits.

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Thought Leadership

Kat Taylor

Kat Taylor: Lessons in Community Banking

On April 16 Kat Taylor, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, shared her experience and vision as a leader of the social enterprise bank.

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