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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 their knowledge, expertise and experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, social innovation and civic engagement. Our current projects 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 offers 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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The Do Good Ambassadors program is a coalition of passionate undergraduate 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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A unique feature of our work is a global philanthropy and NGO leadership effort. This growing area immerses and engages graduate and undergraduate students in major international philanthropic and NGO leadership issues throughout the world. Through a variety of learning and development experiences, students are equipped to make a significant difference around the globe. The program offers multiple compelling field-based abroad experiences offered through the School of Public Policy.

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