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The Do Good Institute’s inclusive and build-your-own path approach is centered around the understanding that all students have the capacity to do good in a meaningful way.

The University of Maryland is home to the nation's first Do Good campus and engages students from orientation to graduation in Do Good events, projects, courses and academic programs that help grow your knowledge, expertise and experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, social innovation and civic engagement.

Our current programs include the following:

The Do Good Accelerator is a collaborative space on campus that supports and helps to scale up students' innovative solutions to our world's most pressing challenges. The Accelerator plays host to a number of training, development and networking opportunities to enable promising nonprofits, projects and socially-minded businesses the chance to grow their reach and impact.

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A semester-long Fellowship program, during the fall, spring and summer semesters, to support students transform ideas into impact. The Fellows program provides students the space, resources, and opportunities to explore, test, or scale up their idea, project, or venture. Each week, students will spend time participating in 1:1 coaching sessions with field experts, engaging in workshops that provide insights to valuable tools and resources, and immersing themselves in group activities with their peers who are also tackling a variety of social issues.

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The Do Good Ambassadors program is a coalition of passionate UMD students who are engaged across campus and dedicated to doing good – whether it’s through volunteering with an organization, creating a social venture, or anything in between. Ambassadors act as the student voices of the Do Good Institute, coming together to inspire fellow Terps to get involved on and off campus.  

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Have an idea that aims to create positive social change, working on an impact project, need help with your model, marketing, fundraising, stakeholder engagement, or anything else? Join the Do Good Institute, virtually, for Tune-Up Tuesdays to take your idea, project, or venture to the next step.

Current students engaged in classes, teams, projects, and organizations which place an emphasis on social impact are eligible to receive coaching support via Tune-Up Tuesdays. 

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A speaker series from the Do Good Institute featuring exciting and innovative nonprofit and social impact leaders sharing their diverse perspectives on a range of nonprofit, philanthropic, and civic sector challenges and important leadership lessons.

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Scale Your Impact is a signature program that provides customized support and financial resources to University of Maryland students and alumni looking to extend their reach and create a larger social impact. Scale Your Impact is seeking groups who have already begun implementation, have had success to date, and are ready to scale.

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