Evan Lintz, Director of Social Enterprise
Patrick Riveron, Director of Social Enterprise
At the core of the Council’s activities are volunteer consulting engagements in which members work in small teams to help entrepreneurs in emerging markets worldwide resolve fundamental business problems. Our consulting engagements have included:
- Increasing plantain production in Honduras
- Re-branding a microfinance institution in Cambodia
- Finding international markets for locally produced honey in Kenya
- Marketing medicated salt to eradicate lymphatic filariasis in Haiti
If Microfinance provides entrepreneurs in emerging markets access to funds to grow their business and improve their livelihood, the IBC's Social Enterprise division helps those entrepreneurs maximize the value of those funds.
Andrew Morris , Director of University Relations
The mission of the University Relations Division is twofold: 1) to provide guidance to the Board of each SIBC organization at the University of Notre Dame, Benedictine College, and the University of San Diego, and 2) to provide mentoring services to undergraduate students, as well as the ability to participate in our international consulting projects.
Further, the Division is responsible for maintaining constant communication with each SIBC organization in an effort to maintain best practices. In essence, the UR Division gives the IBC a “face” to each SIBC board, and as a result, the SIBC membership base at each respective university.
IBC Members who wish to contribute to the organization through mentoring current undergraduate students, recruiting recent graduates, or giving on-campus lectures should contact the Division head.
Stephanie Boreale, Director of Operations
The Operations Division covers all activities that help the IBC position itself for future growth as an organization. The Division provides members a multitude of ways for engagement, including:
Marketing – publicizing the activities of the IBC is hugely important. This includes the marketing of special events and social get-togethers in various cities across the United States. We also aim to have a strong web/social presence, with a need for members who have experience in web development and social media to help us constantly engage our members through blog, forum, facebook, twitter, and linked in.
Fundraising – a function critical to the success and future growth of the IBC. We have a need for members to participate in designing, hosting, and marketing future fundraising events around the United States.
Recruiting – The IBC continues to seek globally-minded individuals to become a part of its membership base. From recent college graduates to working professionals, we look for current members to assist us in our recruiting efforts.
Communications – Through the IBC Spotlight Newsletter, the IBC spotlights one or more of its members who are doing fantastic work around the world. The IBC also sends relevant information updates to the membership base through email, facebook, twitter, and our blog.
Technology – We look for members with IT experience to assist with and maintain our technology infrastructure.