Events and opportunities

Pets Empower Internship Opportunities

Pets Empower, a nonprofit that helps people in crisis find short-term pet fostering, is looking for a fundraising intern as well as a marketing intern to handle outreach, search engine optimization, and other marketing. For more details please contact jordan@petsempower.org

Mundo Lanugo Internship Opportunities

Mundo Lanugo, a bilingual media entertainment company focused on creating culturally relevant content that promotes diversity and inclusion, is looking to hire 3 interns in: marketing, business development, and raising funds. Contact carla@mundolanugo.com for more information or to apply.

Sep 14: The Greater Sum Foundation Grant Application Deadline

The Greater Sum Foundation is currently recruiting their first cohort of nonprofit grant recipients.  They will provide funding, professional development, and networking opportunities. If you are part of an organization that takes innovative approaches to solving significant problems, apply here before September 14th.

Sep 15: Clinton Foundation Codeathon Application Deadline, Boston MA

Clinton Foundation’s Codeathon hosted at Northeastern University from Oct. 13-15 is a code for impact event where student designers and developers work in teams to create new digital prototypes inspired by CGI U Commitments to Action in the areas of Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. To Learn more or apply, go here.

Sep 19-21: Verge Summit, Santa Clara, CA

GreenBiz’s Verge Summit is a combination of presentations, workshops, breakouts, and networking events that explore challenges at the intersection of technology and sustainability. Whether it’s one of the World’s largest companies like Google, progressive government agencies like the California Public Utilities Commission, or successful startups like Cityzenith, attendees will be able to join the sustainability conversation with some of the world’s most influential bodies.

Oct 4: Edward Saltzberg, Chip Comins, and Paul Hawken Webinar

 Join SSF Managing Director, Edward Saltzberg, and Chip Comins, CEO and Chairman of the American Renewable Energy Institute, in a 60 minutes webinar and conversation with Drawdown editor and Project Drawdown executive director, Paul Hawken. Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years. To learn more, go here.

Oct 18:  Johnson & Johnson GenH Challenge Application Deadline

The GenH Challenge, a social innovation prize competition presented by Johnson & Johnson, uniquely incentivizes global entrepreneurs, innovators, and people on the front lines of health to join forces and tackle some of the world’s toughest health challenges. The GenH Challenge provides up to $250,000 in funding, plus other incentives, to support and champion the pioneers of ingenuity who will help the world achieve its healthiest generation – "GenH." Entrepreneurs can submit their ideas by the deadline of October 18th.

Oct 26 – 28: Net Impact Conference, Atlanta, GA 

The Net Impact Conference helps guide both professionals and students to careers with impact.  Attendees gain tangible skills, discover a leadership experience, network, and access skill based career driven content to accelerate their path to purpose. To learn more or register, click here.

Nov 2-3: Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Northeastern University 

The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference is a two-day conference that brings together scholars, researchers, students and practitioners from around the world to discuss and explore topics in social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social innovation, sustainability and impact. The conference, the largest academic gathering of its kind in terms of research paper submissions, is dedicated to the ongoing development of theory and research on social entrepreneurship and its impact on global communities. Register by Oct 1. To learn more about the conference or submission requirements, click here.

Feb 6-8: GreenBiz18, Phoenix, AZ

GreenBiz18 is an annual forum that attracts the world’s largest companies in discussing sustainability’s most pressing issues and opportunities. The guiding force of this forum is the State of Green Business report which is an award winning research and analysis of sustainability trends and metrics. Learn more here.

Volunteer Opportunity to Help Women Inmates with their Business Plans 

Venturing out is seeking Babson student volunteers to perform research for female inmate students who are currently developing their business plan ideas. Research will help students learn how to assess competition, price their services, keep overhead low, negotiate effectively, and hire the right people. Venturing Out is an organization that empowers inmates to use entrepreneurial skills to create complete business plans that will help them launch small, practical businesses once they have finished serving their prison sentence. This entrepreneurial education program helps to reduce the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend. For more information contact Judy Armell via email: judyarmell@aol.com