“Society is joint action and cooperation in which each participant sees the other partner’s success as a means for the attainment of his own.”
Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)
Austrian School Economist
This year brings many changes to Business 200, many of which are easily recognizable for everyone involved in the course. However, one of our most pressing goals is harder to quantify, but of the upmost importance as we move into our 20th year.
We have changed the curriculum to develop more meaningful relationships among our staff and students, and students with each other during their service involvements. The staff has determined that this new focus on building relationships needs to extend beyond the campus to our community nonprofit partners.
Business 200 has partnered with over 3000 nonprofits since our beginning in 1991. Additionally, students involved with BUSN200 provide on average 35,000 hours of service per year. With so many sites and limited staff in the past, we have built lasting relationships with some partners; but this year we plan to extend our connections to more of our partners.
With an increase in staff, a great new center, and a new approach, we are determined to build lasting relationships with as many community partners as we can. We want to know your service needs, goals, stories and help build a partnership that is mutually beneficial and lasting.
Stop by our new Center in McNeely 217! We have an open-door policy, with someone here to greet you during all normal business hours; stay tuned for exciting events we will be hosting; and send us marketing material and service needs for the organizations with which you are involved so we can pass that information onto other students we serve.
We look forward to working with our partners for many years to come and are extremely excited about the many changes to our program. We hope our enthusiasm spreads to you and together we can strengthen our relationships and thus, increase our collective impact on others!