The Center for Social Sector Leadership shapes the social sector by producing resources and cutting-edge research from industry thought-leaders.

Research Papers/Articles

The Center sponsors innovative research that drives social change. Learn about our researchers and their work.

Presentation Speakers

View online videos of faculty and business leaders’ presentations at Haas conferences and events, including the Dean’s Speaker Series. Haas Insights features dozens of videos covering nine categories.


Attend social impact conferences such as the Social Capital Markets’ SOCAP conference. The Center for Social Sector Leadership maintains a running list of upcoming conferences on its Events Calendar.

Tools & Training

The Center for Social Sector Leadership provides training to nonprofit boards participating in the Berkeley Board Fellows program.

Check out the following organizations for trainings and tools in social impact:

Ellen Martin

MBA 07

Vice President, Impact and Strategic Initiatives at Closed Loop Partners

Martin has been heavily involved with nonprofit organizations, spending a year working for Americorps and serving as Board President for two organizations, The Office of Letters and Light and Root Division. After earning her MBA from Haas in 2007, Martin began her career at FSG as a consultant, later becoming a Senior Consultant. Martin’s work has been published by both FSG with the Knight Foundation and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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