Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows
Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows are teams of nonprofit management consultants, delivering research to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to advance important capacity building and mission driven work.
Graduate students from multiple disciplines such as Business, Public Affairs, Engineering and Latin American Studies work together to advance a project determined by the client NGO. Deliverables can cover a variety of areas including program evaluation and sustainability, communications and marketing, human resources, finance and strategy. The 9-month course, led by an LBJ faculty member, includes two-weeks of intensive field research with the NGO client.
PREVIOUS NGO CLIENTS
HIAS Ecuador, which serves 70,000 refugees country-wide, asked the Meadows Fellows to evaluate the refugee assistance model to better help Colombian refugees integrate into Ecuadorian society.
Lonesome George & Co, an environmentally responsible apparel business founded in the Galapagos Islands, asked the Meadows Fellows how best to grow the social impact of its youth programming in Ecuador and the U.S.
The Meadows Foundation, based in Dallas, Texas and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, asked Meadows Fellows to research and make recommendations for improving mental health services for veterans. Information about the role of the report in attracting $20 million of new public funding to implement recommendations can be found here.
Cambio Creativo, in Panama, requested Meadows Fellows assistance with developing a customized financial budgeting and accounting system, a human resources manual and a strategic plan.