Community Partners provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for HBS alumni. We connect alumni volunteers with local nonprofits seeking our help with business and management challenges.
Join a project team, work together with fellow alums, and contribute your skills and experience to make an impact in our community.
A two-hour, high energy meeting of four or more alumni, including an experienced moderator, addressing a clearly defined challenge or opportunity along with leaders from the organization.
A comprehensive team project lasting several months, addressing business-related issues such as strategic planning, organizational development, finance and marketing.
Projects are carefully screened and project goals are well-defined prior to kickoff with volunteer teams.
Coordinators align projects to fit with alumni skills and interests and confirm nonprofit leadership is fully engaged with goals and process.
Projects are structured to produce actionable advice for nonprofit clients.
Volunteer Coordinators with sector experience provide guidance to teams throughout the project.
Consulting teams are provided with a toolkit, collaboration tools, and access to curated resources.
Brainstorming teams receive background materials in advance of moderated sessions.
We continually refine our process to improve volunteer experiences and outcomes for nonprofits.
Alumni volunteers and nonprofit clients provide insights on post-project surveys.
Coordinators interview clients 9 months after project completion to assess outcomes from team recommendations.
Our project teams are currently seeking volunteers for projects listed here.
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