Net Impact has announced the 2011-2012 Gold and Silver standings for Net Impact chapters, naming BGI’s Net Impact chapter with the prestigious Gold rating. The standings, based on the chapter’s performance this past academic year, represent the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network. This year, just 14% of nearly 280 Net Impact chapters worldwide achieved Gold standing.
“Net Impact’s Gold chapters provide members with critical support to learn about careers for good, expand their professional networks, and put their business skills to work through real-world projects,” said Net Impact Executive Director Liz Maw. “They are at the forefront of the movement to build a new generation of business leaders.”
Chapters achieve Gold or Silver standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, and membership reach. This year’s Gold and Silver chapters continued to raise the bar, holding a total of nearly 1,300 events and managing 130 programs that allow members to make an impact in their communities. Gold and Silver chapters also strengthened the overall network by collaborating regionally on events, mentoring other chapters, and sharing success stories with their peers. BGI’s activities this year were led by Presidents Alex Salkin, Greg Lotakis, Sally Bell, Justin Davis, MaryAnn McNulty, and Matt Fast and included a record-breaking fundraiser held earlier this year.
“It is an honor to reach Gold standing,” said Salkin, “we couldn’t have done it without the dedication of the leadership, our incredible BGI Net Impact members, and the hard work of BGI staff.”
Gold and Silver chapters are recognized publicly within the Net Impact network and in their local communities. They will receive special designation in Business as UNusual, Net Impact’s annual publication showcasing how business programs incorporate social and environmental responsibility into their offerings, among other benefits.
The BGI Net Impact chapter is already continuing its momentum for the coming year. They are currently planning to bring a large presence to the next Net Impact Conference, taking place in Portland, OR, next October.