The HBSAB is a volunteer organization of alumni living in the greater Boston area. All of the activities of HBSAB are planned and carried out by alumni who want to build their connections with other HBS alums and see their participation in HBSAB activities as a way to support our alumni community.
How can you get involved?
Volunteer for a Committee or Program:
Community Action Partners (CAP)
The CAP program is an excellent
opportunity for volunteers (alumni primarily from Harvard Business
School and some from Harvard Kennedy School) to meet and work with
fellow alums from a variety of graduating classes and backgrounds, to
gain insights into the inner workings of nonprofits, and to have a real
impact on local organizations. Teams typically consist of about 5-8
alumni, who work side by side with the leadership of the nonprofits
between October and May. The time commitment averages about 4 hours per
week, though varies in intensity during that period. For more information on volunteering with CAP, please email Amelia Angella (MBA 2001), Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee creates a series of programs and social events of general interest to
the HBS alumni community in the New England area. Members of the Events Committee volunteer their
time to organize events. The committee
ensures that approximately forty events per fiscal year are planned and
executed many months in advance, distributed evenly throughout the year, and
meet minimum attendance/revenue standards as established by the board. The committee also reviews the performance
and feedback scores of past events to improve future performance. Any member who is willing to organize at
least one event per year may join the Events Committee, which meets monthly throughout the year at HBS over dinner or by teleconference. To volunteer with the Events Committee, please inquire at email@example.com.
New Venture Program (NVP) Committee
In recent years,
HBS has held a worldwide competition for new business ventures called the New
Venture Competition (NVC). To support
the school's efforts to attract outstanding entrepreneurial teams and compete
against other regions, HBSAB developed the New Venture Program (NVP). The NVP hosts a series of events supporting
and promoting entrepreneurial activities in Boston and New England. The NVP Committee organizes this special
series of events as well as the competition for New England's best team. The NVP Committee is led by 2-3 co-chairs, at
least one of which has served as a co-chair in a previous year. Any members with entrepreneurship or
investment experience may join the New Venture Program Committee. In particular, the NVP Committee looks for
mentors and judges every year. The NVP Committee commitment is approximately approximately five months, November through March, with 0 to a few hours per week. To volunteer with the NVP Committee, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Membership Committee works to engage
the HBS alumni community in our region with the HBSAB. It seeks to understand what motivates alumni
to join HBSAB and what leads them to leave.
The committee also reviews membership categories and fees membership
eligibility requirements as well as develops membership benefit programs. The Membership Chair can be held by any board
member. Any member committed to increasing
the engagement of HBS alumni in our region may join the Marketing
Committee. To volunteer with the Membership Committee, please inquire at email@example.com.
The Marketing Committee develops
marketing programs to attract members and their guests to HBSAB activities and
membership. It oversees branding and
positioning of HBSAB to the public, through messaging, communications, the website
and public relations. The Marketing
Committee Chair can be held by any board member. Also, any member who is a marketing
professional may join the Marketing Committee. To volunteer with the Marketing Committee, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Governors
Part of HBSAB's annual revenue stream
comes from sponsors. The Sponsorship Committee builds a sponsorship revenue plan, develops contacts and
relationships with potential sponsoring organizations, and negotiates sponsorship
agreements. The Sponsorship Chair can be
held by any board member, but will default to the Past President if no other
board member is able to serve as Chair. To volunteer with the Sponsorship Committee, please inquire at email@example.com.
Nominations to the Board of Governors takes place in the spring each year based on number of available seats on the Board for 1, 2 or 3 year terms beginning July 1st . Self-nominations are encouraged. If you would like to be considered for the Board of Governors, please respond to the "Nominations Being Accepted for the HBSAB Board of Governors" emails.