Since 1997 the REDF Farber Program has offered MBAs a unique opportunity to use their business and management skills within a social enterprise.
IntroductionREDF offers full-year Farber Fellowships within REDF’s portfolio of social enterprises. Farber Fellows are hired on a rolling basis, based upon the human capital needs of REDF Portfolio enterprises. Once hired, each Farber Fellow is considered an employee of the REDF Portfolio nonprofit organization for the duration of the year-long fellowship.
Hands-on Experience in a Social EnterpriseDuring the year, each Farber Fellow works with a REDF Portfolio social enterprise on projects to support the business in achieving its goals. Examples of past projects include managing the turnaround and growth strategy of two retail stores employing individuals in recovery from drug addiction and homelessness, and managing the implementation of a new financial accounting system across several enterprises.
Involvement in Nonprofit Strategic Decision-MakingIn addition to their specific project work, Farber Fellows are involved in other strategic activities of the enterprise and parent nonprofit organization.
Participation in REDF Portfolio LearningFarber Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in REDF Portfolio-wide activities, including quarterly meetings, conferences, seminars, and educational and networking events with REDF staff, portfolio members, and other individuals and organizations in the social enterprise and venture philanthropy arenas.
Professional DevelopmentOpportunities to attend local, regional, and national conferences in the field of social entrepreneurship are made available to Farber Fellows.
Alumni CommunityFarber Fellows will join the 100+ Farber Alumni who are leading change in social enterprise, nonprofit management and the for-profit sector. To meet our Farber Fellow Alumni, please click here.
Learn about the experience of 2003 Farber Fellow, Caroline Pappajohn.
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Farber Interns and Fellows make a meaningful difference to social enterprises, and to the individuals whom these enterprises employ and support. Click on the organizations listed below for the perspectives of two Farber supervisors as they describe the impact that Farber projects have had on the success of their enterprises.
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