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Anyone else passionate about Philanthropy/Non-Profit? [#permalink] New post 29 May 2006, 19:03
Hi Guys,

I'm wondering if anyone else in this forum is interested in the topic of Venture Philanthropy, Social Ventures, Corporate Social Responsibility, Microfinance...etc.

The main reason for me wanting to get an MBA is to be a 'social entrepreneur'. I know that may be against the radical norm since MBA is more synonymous with making lots of $$!! Well, I want to make money as well but more importantly to use my abilities towards helping corporations and philanthropists to develop sustainable communities as well as successfully contribute to their bottom line.

I’m especially intrigued by what Google has done recently with the launch of Google.org. It has a pretty neat vision… that one day, this philanthropic venture will surpass Google itself in terms of the global impact it makes.

Anyways, if anyone else shares similar interests, I’d love to hear from you, which school/programs you are applying to, career goals post-MBA…etc. I haven’t read any posts in this area so I’m not sure what kind of response it’ll get but oh well… here goes… :)

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Yep, I'll be poor by choice too [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2006, 08:29
jjhko,

Not one reply before this in 3 months? Shame on you GMATClub people for avoiding this one...

I'm currently based in Indonesia, and am looking to do my MBA specifically to enhance my effectiveness as emergency coordinator/programme development for an international NGO. I used to be a geologist, but changed career after the tsunami and never looked back. My intention is to start my own emergency response NGO one day, using the best people that I have met on the ground, which is more difficult thatn you might imagine - there is so much more flotsam in the charity world than even the business world, but there are some true diamonds as well.

Unfortunately, charities are notoriously cheap when it comes to paying for these (or any other) sorts of things, so I'll probably have to fund my study myself. I'm thinking of U21 Global online MBA, as it's cheap (<$10,000) and would mean that I have the flexibility I need for my job. As you can imagine, with all the emergencies we have been having in Indonesia recently, I really REALLY need that.

Does anyone have anything to say about the U21 course? (Or, more to the point, will anyone else look into this post?)

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2006, 14:57
I just came back from a leadership conference where Bono was one of the speakers.

I was renewed in my passion to make a difference to erradicate 'stupid poverty' in our life time :)
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