Hi All –

Welcome back to campus!  The University of Colorado Denver Net Impact leadership team has been busy planning networking, social, and keynote speaking events for the Fall semester.  We hope you can join us this month and make connections with other students, faculty and business leaders who are committed to promoting corporate social responsibly.  If you’re new to the organization and want to see what we’re all about, join us one of the events below!  Also, check out some of the important club news at the bottom of this email.

Upcoming Events:

Design for the Other 90% Exhibition and Happy Hour –
Sunday, Sept. 11th @ 2pm

—Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises

Please join UCD Net Impact and members of the University of Colorado Boulder LEEDS Net Impact Chapter at the “Design of the Other 90% Exhibit” in Denver.  See how people worldwide are pulling themselves out of poverty by using low-cost technologies to create income opportunities.  Admission is $3.00 for students, and we will be joining the CU-Boulder students for a happy hour at the Whiskey Bar following the event.  See http://www.design90denver.org for event location, and email us an RSVP to receive meet up instructions!

University of Colorado Denver Net Impact Happy Hour – Friday, Sept. 16th @ 5pm

Please come meet us for a happy hour and informational event on the Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers outdoor patio at 16th Street and Larimer near campus.  The leadership team is excited to get to know you, your specific interests and what you’re looking to get out of the club.  We’ll discuss our upcoming keynote, upcoming volunteer opportunities and in general just have a jolly good time!

Club News:

Newsletter – The UCD Net Impact leadership team will be providing monthly newsletters to keep our members and friends up to date with the latest Net Impact events.  Please see this month’s newsletter at https://ucdnetimpact.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/september-2011-newsletter.pdf

Treasurer – UCD Net Impact is seeking a treasurer to fill out the remainder of our leadership team.  Please email justin.wells@ucdenver.edu for more information on this leadership opportunity.

OrgSync – We are migrating our member management and distribution to OrgSync.  OrgSync has many benefits, including becoming more familiar with campus organizations, organizing your involvement portfolio, and maintaining your contacts while in school and after graduation.  OrgSync will soon be mandatory for all members to maintain contact.  If you know how to sign up for OrgSync, please do so and joint us.  Otherwise, keep an eye out for an email from our marketing chair, Shana Sessler, with detailed instructions.

Chapter Dues – We recently realized that many of our members are not current on their yearly dues.  Annual membership to the University of Colorado Net Impact chapter is only $15.00 and provides you an opportunity to network with business leaders and students from all over Colorado through speaking events and social opportunities.  We’re working hard to make sure the club is a benefit to you and would love your feedback!  If you are not current with your dues, please fill out the club application (available on this website) and mail it to the provided address, or schedule to meet me at the Club Hub sometime to collect.


My name is Justin Wells and I’m excited to be coming on board as President of the CU-Denver Net Impact Chapter.  We have ambitious plans to grow the club on campus and give future business leaders the skills to champion positive change in the areas of corporate social responsibly, international development and environmental sustainability.  There are several events being planned for the Fall semester which will give our members an opportunity to volunteer as well as network with academic and business leaders focused on social and environmental sustainability.

I would like to get a feel for the group’s specific interests and level of participation for the upcoming academic year.  We are currently recruiting new members for the Net Impact leadership team so right now is a great time to come on board and help shape our chapter’s direction!  Please take a moment to respond to a brief member survey which will give you an opportunity to apply to a leadership position as well as a chance to opt-out of future CU-Denver Net Impact emails.  You may complete the survey or opt-out by following the link to:


I am looking forward to meeting our current members and sharing our plans for the Fall and beyond.  I hope you will continue to support us in our Chapter’s mission of “Improving the world by growing and strengthening a network of leaders who use the power of business to make positive net social, environmental and economic impact.”


Justin Wells

President, University of Colorado-Denver Net Impact

Tim Rawal

Treasurer, University of Colorado-Denver Net Impact


“The great companies will be the ones that find a way to have and hold on to their values while chasing their profits, and brand value will converge to create a new business model that unites commerce and compassion.  The heart and the wallet… The great companies of this century will be sharp to success and at the same time sensitive to the idea that you can’t measure the true success of a company on a spreadsheet.”

–       Bono of U2 speaking to leaders at Starbucks

Upcoming Events (See events tab for details)


July 19 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Big Sustainability Wins for Small Business – Panel and Book Signing

CU Denver Terrace Room, 1380 Lawrence St. (14th and Lawrence), Second Floor, Denver, CO 80204

The Business School and the School of Architecture and Planning cordially invite you to learn how innovative smaller companies are going green, thinking big and getting major returns. Executives of companies featured in A Simple Path to Sustainability will discuss how they got started and what discoveries and setbacks paved their path to improved financial performance.  Please read more and RSVP at http://ucdenver.edu/ACADEMICS/COLLEGES/BUSINESS/NEWS/RSVP/1/Pages/form.aspx

Dear friends and members of Net Impact,

Come celebrate the end of another semester and the beginning of Summer with some super delicious, and sustainable, ice cream!

Therefore, we are very excited to invite you all to Net Impact’s 3rd Annual Ice Cream Happy Hour on May 13th at:

Sweet Action Ice Cream
52 Broadway
Denver, CO  

Details for the evening:
When: Friday May 13th, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Who: Everyone is welcome! The event will be co-hosted by the University of Colorado Denver, Denver University, and the Denver Professional Net Impact Chapters.

What: For details on current ice cream flavors and other delicious concoctions visit Sweet Action Ice Cream’s Facebook Page.

Special: Sweet Action will be unveiling another Mystery Flavor specifically for Net Impact, and…

Bonus: A portion of the profits will be kindly donated to the Denver area Net Impact Chapters.
RSVPs are optional on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/NetImpactUCD).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Stephen Sanderson

Net Impact
University of Colorado Denver chapter

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Hello community members!

We are very excited to invite you all to Net Impact’s Spring 2011 Event on April 15th:

Designing Tomorrow’s Sustainable Communities

There will be a panel discussion including representatives from:

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Living City Block

University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Architecture

UNiT Design Studio

The Alliance Center

Spector & Associates, PC

The panel will be moderated by University of Colorado Denver Business School’s Ira Selkowitz.

Details for the evening:
When: April 15th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: Free admission and free food.
Food: Come early at 6pm for a bite to eat.
Where: North Classroom Building Room 1130, Auraria Campus
6:00-6:30: Socializing/Networking and Food/Refreshments
6:30-8:00: Panel Discussion moderated by Ira Selkowitz
8:00-8:30: Socializing/Networking with panel members

If you are interested in attending the event, RSVP to ucdnetimpact@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/NetImpactUCD)
and RSVP to our event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Net Impact
University of Colorado Denver chapter

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NetImpactUCD

Hello Net Impact members and fellow business school students!

We are very excited to invite you all to the Spring 2011 Net Impact Informational & Member Meeting next week.

Details for the evening:
Who: Open to all graduate students; current Net Impact Members are encouraged to attend.
When: Wednesday February 23th, 2011 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Tivoli Room 542 (In the Tower)
What: Free pizza and drinks will be provided!!!


  • Open with an informal informational meeting for all interested students.
  • Discuss Net Impact Leadership positions that are available and will be available next year.
  • Current and interested members are encouraged to attend as we would love your input on what future Net Impact semester events and activities you would like us to organize.

If you are interested in attending the event, RSVP to ucdnetimpact@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/NetImpactUCD)
and RSVP to our event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The UCD Net Impact team would like to welcome back all current graduate business students and also extend a special welcome to all new business students!

After a successful Fall 2010 semester, we are excited about the upcoming semester and are already talking about possible events to add value to the UCD graduate experience. Please stay tuned, as we should have the Spring 2011 semester list of events posted within the next few weeks.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or a part of our leadership team, please let us know!

Best of luck in 2011 Biz Grads!

Anisha, Maureen, and Stephen


Join us on Friday November 19th 2010 from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship!

There will be a panel discussion with Grant Family Farms (a community supported agriculture farm), Chipotle, Sweet Action Ice Cream (a local ice cream shop), and Denver Waste Farmers (local composting and waste reduction company). The panel will be moderated by Ira Selkowitz.

5:30-6:00: Socializing/Networking and Free Burritos!
6:00-7:30: Panel Discussion and Questions
7:30-8:00: Free Ice Cream and socialize with panel members

Admission: FREE to all UCD graduate Business School students
Food: Free burritos and ice cream for all!!!

Transportation Info:
Very easy to get to the Bard Center: Lightrail: Take the 18th and California exit and walk towards 16th and Welton. The building is on the left a little past Welton.

Visit the UCD Net Impact Facebook event page to RSVP! Or email us at ucdnetimpact@gmail.com

Greetings Everyone!

Another school year is upon us! We, at Net Impact, wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all new and current students. We also wanted to inform you all of the changing of the guard that has taken place within the UCD Net Impact organization. In May 2010, all of Net Impact’s officers and co-founders graduated. So, over the past month, there has been an unceremonious passing of the torch to a new group of officers. But before we push ahead with the new school year’s exciting opportunities, events, and guest lecturers, we wanted to send a sincere heartfelt gratitude to the former officer corps, who founded the UCD Net Impact Chapter and carried the torch diligently thus far.

Our new team of officers is excited to have the opportunity to take the reigns of Net Impact through the 2010/11 school year. We are excited to meet and reconnect with current members, and to hopefully add new faces and backgrounds to our chapter. In the month of September, we plan on holding an informal Meet-n-Greet Happy Hour somewhere near campus for officers and members to get acquainted and talk about strategies to move the organization forward throughout the upcoming year. We want to hear from group members on what’s most important to you regarding UCD Net Impact, and the types of events and opportunities you would like to see most. We also want to increase our current membership and expand our reach over the course of the year.

Needless to say, there is a lot to do, and very large shoes to fill. But we are determined to move forward and promote change through the power of business.

With gratitude, the 2010/11 Net Impact team,
~ Anisha, Maureen, and Stephen

It’s that time of year again! Come celebrate the arrival of summer with the Univeristy of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, and Denver Professional Net Impact Chapters at Sweet Action Ice Cream on Friday, May 14 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The 2nd annual Net Impact Ice Cream Social will feature a flavor inspired by Net Impact with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Net Impact Chapters. This is also the official last day of classes for the Auraria Campus so come and celebrate with us and kick off the summer at Westword’s Best Newfangled Ice Cream Parlor.

We all green for ice cream!

UCD Net Impact is proud to present the beautiful film “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM at the Starz Filmcenter on the Auraria Campus. Food and drinks will be served and door prizes will be given away to lucky guests. This film event is truly one you will not want to miss. Admission is Free. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Visit the Facebook event page for more details!

Join us for our next event!

Join us and the University of Colorado Boulder Net Impact club at Design for the Other 90%

Click over to the Facebook event invitation page & join us on Sunday, Sept. 11th 2011 at 2:00pm

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