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2012 Social Innovation Program: Community Project Requests

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Resource posted by: Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Created on: April 25, 2012

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2012 Social Innovation Program: Community Project Requests

Are you a Northern Virginia nonprofit organization or social enterprise looking for assistance in strengthening and growing your organization? Apply for free consulting from the Social Innovation Program (SIP) at George Mason University this summer.

What is SIP? SIP is an intensive six-week bootcamp that prepares college students to be our next generation of social entrepreneurs.Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice, participants learn how to effectively apply entrepreneurial approaches to social causes in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. For the hands-on component, SIP students work in teams to address real needs of local community organizations. SIP student teams work under the guidance of our SIP Clinical Faculty, who are experienced nonprofit consultants and social entrepreneurs.

What Can a SIP Team Do for You? In past years, SIP student teams have helped community partners by: creating new business plans, conducting needs assessments, evaluating business development opportunities, designing key marketing paraphernalia and forging new university and community partnerships. All projects are done pro bono.

What Do We Ask of Community Partners? All community partners must agree to work with our SIP Teams from the week of June 27th until the end of the program end on or before July 25th, 2012. Community partners should assign a point of contact for our SIP Team as well as agree to meet with our teams three times over the five weeks.

Timing of 2012 SIP Projects: Projects will begin the week of June 27th and end on or before July 25th, 2012.

How to Apply: Please click here to fill out our online form. Project Requests are due electronically by Friday, June 1, 2012. We will be notifying community organizations no later than Friday, June 8, 2012. Questions should be directed to info@masoninnovation.org

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How to Apply: Please click here to fill out our online form. Project Requests are due electronically by Friday, June 1, 2012. We will be notifying community organizations no later than Friday, June 8, 2012. Questions should be directed to info@masoninnovation.org