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:
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.Learn More about Do Good Accelerator
Learn, Grow and Accelerate Your Social Impact Initiative
A semester-long Fellowship program to support students transform ideas into impact, provides space, resources and opportunities to explore, test or scale up their idea, project or venture.Learn More about Accelerator Fellows
Empowering Terps to go Fearlessly Forward and Change the World for Good
The Provost and the Do Good Institute, in collaboration with the Do Good Campus Strategic Leadership Council, will award up to $320,000 this academic year to faculty, staff and student groups.Learn More about Do Good Campus Fund
The Do Good Campus Strategic Leadership Council expands our efforts across UMD’s campus to fund, recognize, incentivize and reward Do Good efforts throughout the University of Maryland.Learn More about Do Good Campus Strategic Leadership Council
Share your social impact and compete for a chance to win a share of more than $20,000
Students from across campus spend the year advocating, fundraising, volunteering and developing solutions for pressing social issues. The Challenge culminates in a Finals event where six teams pitch their project or venture and the impact they've made for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000.Learn More about Do Good Challenge
Learn how you can be a Changemaker at the University of Maryland!
ChangeMaker Pathways is a 5-week experiential program primarily for first-year, second-year or transfer students. Explore ways that you can Do Good in your personal, professional and educational life through interactive and discussion-based workshops.Learn More about Changemaker Pathways
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Personalized Support and Mentoring to Help You Where You Need it Most.
Have an idea that aims to create positive social change? Working on an impact project? Need help with your model, marketing, fundraising or stakeholder engagement? Sign up and receive coaching support from our team.Learn More about Coaching and Advising
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Strengthening the social impact sector with emerging student leaders
Impact Interns is designed to provide social impact organizations with knowledgeable and skilled interns and to provide emerging student leaders with meaningful opportunities to gain professional experience in the social impact sector, develop skills, build a professional network and learn about local community needs.
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Receive up to $750 and coaching for your social impact initiative
Do Good Mini-Grants provide funding and project development coaching for student-led and student-run projects, ventures, or events that aim to create a positive social or environmental impact.Learn More about Mini-Grants
Recognizing and Celebrating Passionate, Purpose-Driven Professionals at UMD
The first-ever Provost’s Do Good Innovator Awards will recognize and celebrate the staff and faculty across UMD’s Do Good Campus who have been hard at work tackling the grand challenges of our time. Each award comes with $2,000Learn More about Provost's Do Good Innovator Awards
Custom Support and Programing to Advance Your Impact
This signature program provides customized support and financial resources to 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.Learn More about Scale Your Impact
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