The Forbes Fund and Duquesne University are located in Pittsburgh; however, it took a cross-country trip to make the connection.
The Forbes Fund, a supporting organization of the Pittsburgh Foundation, focuses on strengthening the management and policy-making capacity of the nonprofit sector. I came across the Forbes Fund on the Net Impact site before the conference, and we had the opportunity to get to know President Kate Dewey and Director of Innovation Garrett Cooper in San Jose. Kate and Garrett share the Net Impact common vision of impacting society through business practices. They are optimistic about what our generation will accomplish.
This encounter reminded me how valuable networks can be – including student, alumni and professional organizations. Our Net Impact chapter is excited about creating a productive new partnership. Kate and Garret will be joining us and leading an idea café at Net Impact meeting next semester!