• Burke Neurological Institute

    Brainstorm to Expand the Impact of Burke Neurological Institute’s Clinical Research Programs 

    Brainstorming Session
    Marketing
    Environment & Health
    10/2020

    Burke Neurological Institute develops treatments for neurological diseases and afflictions. Volunteers recommended targets for sourcing new donors and patients for clinical trials.

  • Job Path

    Help Design Shared Services for NFPs Supporting People with Autism/Developmental Disabilities

    Consulting Project
    Strategy
    Education
    04/2020

    Job Path, Community Mainstreaming, and Queens Centers for Progress all provide services for people with developmental disabilities. Volunteers helped the organizations assess the viability of a shared services model for administrative functions.

  • Nuyorican Poets Café

    Help a Major NYC Literary Institution Market Enhanced Offerings

    Consulting Project
    Marketing
    Arts & Culture
    03/2020

    The Nuyorican Poets Café provides performances from its East Village headquarters. The Café recently received a grant for a yearlong rehabilitation of its facility. Volunteers advised the Café’s leadership on how to retain its audience during the interim and how to build the new audience for the future expanded programs.

  • Juilliard School

    Juilliard Seeks to Broaden Distribution of its K-12 Curriculum Resources to Public Schools

    Consulting Project
    Strategy
    Arts & Culture
    02/2020

    Juilliard School, the world’s preeminent performing arts conservatory, asked Community Partners to assess expansion options for its innovative K-12 performing arts curriculum resources. Our client sought advice on how to build a sustainable model and offer these resources in public schools.

  • AFYA Foundation

    Help AFYA Save Lives by Developing Expanded Distribution of Surplus Medical Supplies Worldwide

    Consulting Project
    Marketing
    Environment & Health
    01/2020

    AFYA rescues, sorts and delivers life-saving medical supplies, equipment, and humanitarian goods to help those in need around the world. The project team helped the organization save lives by developing innovative channels and partnerships for distribution of surplus medical supplies to developing countries.

  • NYC SALT

    Help Create an Apprenticeship Program for Underserved Youth

    Consulting Project
    Strategy
    Education
    01/2020

    NYC SALT creates opportunities in visual arts and pathways to college for underserved New York City youth. Volunteers assessed options for expanding the program to include a freelance photography and graphics agency for its students and graduates.

  • Guidance Center of Westchester's Center for College & Careers

    Help The Guidance Center of Westchester Measure Its Impact

    Consulting Project
    Strategy
    12/2019

    Guidance Center prepares young adults for success through skills development, confidence building & hands-on experiences. Volunteers analyzed how best to define and measure program “success” and beneficial “impact” and to what target audience(s) these results should be communicated and promoted.

  • Ample Harvest

    Brainstorm! Help A Digital Innovator Forging Connections To Reduce Hunger In America

    Brainstorming Session
    Strategy
    Environment & Health
    12/2019

    Ample Harvest connects backyard gardeners to food pantries. Volunteers shared brainstorming ideas with them about improving outreach to gardeners and improving fund raising.

  • New Plaza Cinema

    One Evening Brainstorm About The Creation Of A New Art Cinema On The Upper West Side

    Brainstorming Session
    Strategy
    Arts & Culture
    11/2019

    New Plaza Cinema is bringing arts and international films back to the NYC Upper West Side. Volunteers brainstormed about the components of a business plan for a sustainable organization.

  • The Guardianship Project

    Help the Vera Institute of Justice Expand the Capacity of its Much Needed Guardianship Project

    Consulting Project
    Finance/Operations
    10/2019

    The Guardianship Project serves as court-appointed agency guardians to vulnerable, mostly indigent individuals who lack family or other support and, as such, provides a desperately missing element to the social safety net. Volunteers assisted in evaluating its business model with the objective of finding ways to decrease per client costs in order to increase the number of clients served.

  • Community Capital New York

    Brainstorm to Help Community Capital NY Continue to Foster Economic Opportunity

    Brainstorming Session
    Governance
    09/2019

    Community Capital New York provides loans that create quality jobs, revitalized Main streets, affordable homes and tax revenues to foster opportunity, change lives and create impact. Community Partners facilitated a discussion of board development and leadership succession.

  • John Jay College

    Help John Jay College Boost Its Student Achievement Rates

    Consulting Project
    Strategy
    Education
    08/2019

    Since John Jay College’s founding and focus on criminal justice, it has emerged as a pre-eminent and proudly diverse college of 15k students. Volunteers helped identify revenue raising opportunities for programs designed to increase graduation rates.

  • Reel Works

    Help A Leading Youth Filmmaking Nonprofit Expand Its Donor Base

    Consulting Project
    Finance/Operations
    Arts & Culture
    06/2019

    Reel Works, a leading youth media innovator, provides free filmmaking and workforce skills development programs for New York City youth – particularly those who are low- and moderate- income. Individual giving represented a significant untapped fundraising opportunity for Reel Works; HBS alumni worked with the organization to analyze and improve individual donor prospects.

  • Rehabilitation Through the Arts

    A Community Partners Client in the Arts Seeks Advice to Expand its Programs

    Brainstorming Session
    Strategy
    Arts & Culture
    05/2019

    Metrics enforce the powerful effect RTA’s use of the arts has on reducing recidivism and helping inmates make better life choices. This follow-on strategic planning brainstorming session focused on prioritizing RTA’s expansion goals and optimizing its newfound resources.

  • Futures & Options

    Help Futures + Options Facilitate Paid Internships For Deserving High Schoolers

    Brainstorming Session
    Strategy
    Education
    05/2019

    Futures & Options guides and empowers NYC’s underserved youth to explore careers, further their education and become productive citizens of the community. Volunteers brainstormed ideas for optimizing organizational structure.

  • St. Christopher's

    Help 137 Year-Old St. Christopher’s Inc. Help Special Needs Kids

    Consulting Project
    Marketing
    Education
    05/2019

    St. Christopher’s is an innovative adolescent development organization providing residential and clinical services to children with special needs and their families. Volunteers developed a strategic plan for development efforts.

  • Sharsheret

    A Breast Cancer Social Network Prepares to Expand Its Support

    Brainstorming Session
    Governance
    Environment & Health
    05/2019

    Sharsheret provides support and counseling to individuals and families through all phases of the the breast cancer experience. Because of significant growth in the organization, they needed to recruit a board that matched their new financial and operational situation. Volunteers provided ideas for recruiting the new board.

  • Josephine Herrick Project

    Brainstorm to Help JHP Use Photography to Transform the Lives of Marginalized Individuals

    Brainstorming Session
    Governance
    Arts & Culture
    04/2019

    The Josephine Herrick Project, founded in 1946 by a world-renowned photographer, seeks to transform the lives of individuals facing significant social and economic disadvantage through its free photography programs. Alumni were asked to brainstorm ways of building a stronger board to raise funds to accelerate Herrick’s growth. Alumni presented the client with many novel fund raising ideas and advised them to rewrite the mission statement to attract those funders.

  • Getting Out and Staying Out

    Help Young Men Getting Out of Rikers Stay Out

    Consulting Project
    Strategy
    Education
    04/2019

    Getting Out and Staying Out focuses on reducing recidivism for young offenders through a variety of re-entry programs, including education, employment, and emotional well-being. Volunteers developed strategies for program expansion and infrastructure development.

  • The American Lung Association

    Brainstorm to Help the American Lung Association Enhance Its Board Leadership

    Brainstorming Session
    Governance
    Environment & Health
    03/2019

    The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The team of volunteers helped redesign and upgrade ALA’s Metro NY Leadership Board.