Mendoza College of Business

The business school which motivates its students to "Ask More of Business, Ask More of Yourself", students and alumni of Mendoza want business to be a force for good in the world. The Ask More Ideas Challenge is an annual online initiative that leverages the collective wisdom of Mendoza's alumni base to have a positive impact on society.

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ND Club Participation

Club leaders, are you looking to host a new kind of event focused on service to society? Try hosting a gathering focused on the Mendoza Ask More Ideas Challenge!

The Ask More Ideas Challenge is an online idea collection initiative sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business. From May 15 to June 15, we encourage Notre Dame alumni, parents and friends to submit their ideas for our 2017 challenge on how to reduce one's carbon footprint in the workplace. Individuals can submit ideas, but we also encourage local ND clubs to submit ideas as a group! The best part is, if your club hosts an event and submits ideas through the online portal, this will count as a community service event for your annual report to the Notre Dame Alumni Association.

How can we participate?

  • Schedule a gathering for your club. It can be a small dinner, a reception or a meeting at someone's home.
  • Advertise the event to your club members, along with a description of the challenge.
  • Assign at least one attendee to be the record keeper for the event. This person will write down the ideas suggested throughout the evening.
  • Use the questions listed under the Inspiration tab on the Ideas Challenge website to guide your conversation throughout the evening.
  • Determine who will input the top ideas suggested over the course of the evening into the Ideas Challenge website. We suggest submitting three to five ideas.
  • Post about your event on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MendozaIdeasChallenge!
  • Mendoza's Alumni Relations department, along with the Catholic Climate Covenant, will review the suggestions and recognize the best ones at the end of the Challenge!

Who are we helping?

A lot of people! The top ideas for reducing one's carbon footprint that are produced from the Challenge will be shared with alumni around the world. Also, the College of Business has partnered with the Catholic Climate Covenant (CCC) on this Challenge. The CCC was founded in 2006 by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to address growing ecological awareness and the need to implement Catholic social teaching on ecology within the US Catholic Church.

If you would like more information on hosting an event for your club, please contact Tim Ponisciak at [email protected].