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The Urban Social Benefit Incubator builds the capacity of Chicago-based nonprofit organizations and social enterprises through student-led consulting projects. The incubator annually supports organizations and enterprises in three strategy areas:

  • Specialized Business Support (Year-Round)
    Students supervised by the Loyola Business Leadership Hub provide specialized business support to mission-driven nonprofits and social enterprises.
  • Nonprofit Management (Fall)
    Undergraduate student teams support small nonprofits (less than $5 million budget) in developing their theory of change, a grant application, and a fundraising pitch.
  • Social Enterprise Strategy (Spring)
    Graduate student teams support early social enterprises in developing their conceptual model and solidifying their plans for either launch or scaling.

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To date, the Urban Social Benefit Incubator has supported more than a dozen nonprofits and social enterprises.

Concordia Place

The Urban Social Benefit Incubator in tandem with Quinlan’s Business Leadership Hub helps Concordia Place to develop the business strategies to advance its powerful mission.

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Chicago Advocate Legal

We partnered with Chicago Advocate Legal to help them strengthen their business processes.

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Syrian Community Network

We partnered with the Syrian Community Network to help them launch a new catering company featuring Syrian sweets.

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