Students consult for local nonprofits through SCNO

first_imgGoing on its fourth year connecting Notre Dame students to local charity work, the University’s chapter of Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO) met Tuesday night to present this semester’s projects.SCNO is a group that seeks to elevate nonprofits by “empowering talented students with knowledge, training and hands-on consulting experience,” according to the club’s website.President senior Alex Muck said nonprofits partner with SCNO through several different outlets. (Editor’s Note: Muck is a news writer at The Observer)In the past, the club sought out projects through connections on campus such as the club’s faculty advisor, professor Mike Manner, or the Center for Social Concerns. Recently, however, local nonprofits themselves have reached out.Alex Muck “One partner that we’re hopefully working with next semester actually found us at the [Student Activities Office] Activities fair,” Muck said.Students involved in the club form small teams and focus their efforts towards one nonprofit’s individualized needs. Junior Kieran O’Neill joined the club last year as a team member. This semester, he stepped into the role of group leader.“We have a team of about five other students, and we’re working with ‘Ready to Grow,’” O’Neill said. “… They’re a small nonprofit that is working towards ensuring that all children in St. Joseph County, from birth until eight years old, can thrive. They focus on early learning, health and wellness and family support.”O’Neill said his team assists ‘Ready to Grow’ in securing funding from donors, which ranges a local social entrepreneurship startup called Invanti as well as large corporate sponsors such as Meijer.“We are working with them to focus on the development of an institutional membership program, by identifying potential partners, partnership plans and establishing them as a desirable partner,” O’Neill said.Bridget Callaghan, a senior and co-vice president of human resources, said in an email larger club meetings like Tuesday’s bring together all of these individual teams.“We have full club meetings about once a month where we either discuss the projects the teams are working on or we have a professor or club alumni talk to the group about different consulting projects or general career advice,” Callaghan said.SCNO groups take on new projects with different nonprofits each semester. Muck said the club will expand from five projects to six this upcoming semester.Club members indicate their interest in certain nonprofit categories and then receive an assignment to one of the club’s partners for that semester. O’Neill said a critical part of the process is matching the right nonprofit with the right team to generate a working relationship.“They assign team leaders to different clients based on preference or experience or some mixture of the two,” he said. “Probably one of the most important things about the club is just getting people who are engaged. There have been times in the past where the partner, the client, hasn’t been fully engaged.”The main goal of SCNO, Callaghan said, is to help facilitate even more good.“These nonprofits often don’t have the time or resources to look at the big picture and find ways to become even more impactful,” Callaghan said. “The goal of each team is to provide an outside perspective to these organizations, identify issues or areas for improvement and provide potential solutions.”Tags: nonprofit organization, SCNO, Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizationslast_img read more

Unai Emery explains why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Advertisement Unai Emery has explained why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has explained why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.Ozil was offered a first start in over a month at Anfield on Wednesday night and impressed for the Gunners, playing a crucial role in two of Arsenal’s five goals.Arsenal fans reacted badly to his 65th-minute substitution but Emery says it was decided before the match that he would be replaced as the club were wary of Ozil becoming fatigued. Top articles Comment Asked about Ozil’s performance and surprising substitution, Emery said: ‘He played very well. He used his skills to help the team and was always positive.‘The substitution was decided before the match so he didn’t get tired.’On Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool, Emery added: ‘It was an amazing match, I enjoyed it. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story / Video Settings Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro Read More Skip Ad About Connatix V67539center_img Read More PLAY Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Read More 1/1 Ozil was impressive before his surprising substitution (Picture: Getty)The match finished 5-5 after 90 minutes and Liverpool scored their five penalties to knock Arsenal out and progress to the quarter-finals.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Advertisement SPONSORED Unai Emery explains why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool Read More Full Screen Emery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:01FullscreenEmery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But when two teams concede five goals you can’t always be happy but playing a game like that could be good.’Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, who made 11 changes from the side that beat Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend, said: ‘I was convinced we could give them a proper game.‘Going into half-time we were hoping to keep it at 3-1 but we scored again. I enjoyed each second of the game and it was a special night.’MORE: Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat Coming Nextlast_img read more