Winter 2011

in this issue

By Melissa Carrier, Executive Director
Happy 2011! The transition to our second year at the Center for Social Value Creation has been smooth and 2011 is shaping up to be a year of tremendous growth for us... Read More

Advancing Social Enterprise
New Partnership Bridges Theory and Practice Read More

All Hands On Deck
Social Venture Consultants Get Valuable Hands-On Learning Opportunities Read More

The Growing SVC Family
Welcoming a New Generation of Changemakers Read More

from the blog:
Beyond the Click: Organizing in a Click Generation
Guest post by Adam Rosenberg on the power of social media to bring about social change Read More

Relationships, or Technology?
Fall Series Explores the Impact of Social Media Read More

alumni feature:

Surrounded by Success
A Smith Alumna's Experience in Social Enterprise Read More

student spotlight:
Lessons in Empowerment
Smith Undergraduate Promotes Social Entrepreneurship at UM and Beyond Read More

faculty focus:
Plugging the Mission Gap
Smith Faculty Develops New Paradigm for Nonprofit Strategic Planning
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Partner Events & Opportunities
2011 Happenings at the Smith School and more Read More

extra, extra!

The Diamondback - November 2010 - The center co-hosts a series of workshops in November on social entrepreneurship with Ashoka Youth Venture. Read More.

NPR - December 2010 - NPR highlights the Center and our Social Innovation Fellows program in a national Morning Edition story. Read more.

about the center

The Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business seeks to develop leaders with a deep sense of individual responsibility and the knowledge to use business as a vehicle for social change. Through an engaging curriculum, real-world field experience, cutting-edge research, and targeted career planning, the center immerses students in complex and dynamic marketplaces where creative vision and thoughtful entrepreneurship tackle some of society’s most critical environmental and humanitarian needs. Contact us at

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coming up

CSVC is Hiring! If you're interested in working at the center, view our job openings and apply today.

March 31, 2010
- Mark your calendar for the 3rd annual Social Enterprise Symposium, as we explore new approaches for creating lasting change using market-based approaches. This event will feature a tremendous lineup of speakers and panelists!
Check out the full calendar for more!

get involved!

At the Center for Social Value Creation, we're constantly challenging our students to find their own unique "moments of obligation" -- the experiences that will shape not only their future careers and lives, but the lives they have the potential to change in their roles as business leaders in the 21st century. Whether through our Social Venture Consulting Program, our Global Impact Program, or the many individual programs and opportunities we create for our students, the impact of your gift has the potential to be multiplied many times over. View a selected list of giving opportunities, o, or contact Elizabeth Mitchell for information on endowment or special opportunities.