The Ballard Center works with leading social impact organizations to create synergistic relationships where both students and organizations are edified in their shared passion for social innovation. We seek to work with partners whose organizations have been well vetted. We look to groups such as Ashoka, Skoll Foundation, Schwab Foundation, Mulago Foundation, and others to help us identify potential partners. We also rely on our board members and the Social Venture Academy to vet organizations when appropriate.
Partner organizations come from various industries including nonprofits, socially innovative enterprises, companies with compelling corporate social responsibility programs, impact investing, microcredit organizations, and more.
“We have been very fortunate to get to know the BYU Ballard Center for Social Impact. BYU students have been very useful to Fundación Paraguaya because they have developed educational programs, carried out surveys, and adjusted our microfinance methodologies. They have helped us take the lessons that we have learned from our programs to other countries.”—Martin Burt, Fundación Paraguaya