3rd Annual Alberta Not-for-Profit Case Competition

The Cause

We are the Alberta Not-for-Profit Case Competition (ANPCC), and our idea aims to educate students and not-for profit groups about the tangible links that can be formed between the two parties. As a Business club at the University of Alberta, our goal is to \"build relationships between the academic and business community and not-for-profits (NFPs), open students’ eyes to the incredible opportunities there are in the NFP sector, while simultaneously providing students with a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience through the competition.\" This is primarily done through \"our dynamic case competition, [where] competitors will be challenged in several ways, and are offered the unique opportunity to channel their strategic and business background to provide a real solution, to a real problem, faced by a real not-for-profit organization in Edmonton.\" During the four day Case Competition, delegates from Canada and the United States also participate in a Poverty Simulation (run by the United Way), listen to speakers from various positions in the NFP sector, and tour the partner organization. In previous years, partner organizations have included the Kids With Cancer Society, and Youth Empowerment and Support Services. Furthermore, ANPCC has several other events throughout the year to compliment the case competition. This includes, but is not limited to, a Not-for-Profit Symposium in the Fall, where numerous NFPs are invited to the University campus to showcase their organization and educate the students on their work in the Edmonton community. This also allows for students of all faculties to research and communicate with NFPs, with the possibility of future volunteer or work opportunities. As well, our club is planning on presenting another Not-for-Profit Speaker Series, where a number of executives of local NFPs are brought in to speak about the unique achievements and obstacles that their organization deals with.

Who Will it Benefit?

Although it may seem like the Case Competition only really benefits our partner organization, our club\'s reach is much more widespread. Over the past year, ANPCC has worked with about 40 different not-for-profit organizations. Whether it be through our two Symposiums, the Speaker Series, or our Case Competition, each and every organization has had a bonafide chance to promote and educate st