Social-enterprise focused clubs and consulting organizations offer excellent opportunities for organizations to connect with HBS students and alumni who are focused on improving organizational management, governance, and entrepreneurial capabilities.
Through these pro bono activities, alumni consulting teams in several cities offer nonprofit organizations business management expertise.
The Consulting for Impact Club (CFI) matches Harvard MBA candidates with global nonprofit and social impact focused organizations for engagements spanning the academic year. During this time, pairs of students complete a strategic consulting project (4 hours per month per student) for the partner organization under the mentorship of the organization’s executive staff or Board members. Students selected by CFI will work with your organization to refine and develop the project scope, develop key deliverables, conduct necessary analysis, and ultimately prepare recommendations for review. Partner organizations have the option to allow the students working on their consulting project to sit-in on their board meetings as non-voting, observing “Board Fellows.” Board Fellows must be able to attend relevant meetings or Board sessions if virtual or in-person depending on location. In the past, we have found that offering the Board Fellow option can result in more students applying to an organization’s consulting project as students value the learning opportunity to observe board meetings.
Created by Harbus News Corporation at HBS, the Harbus Foundation provides grants and venture philanthropy awards to organizations promoting education, literacy, and journalism within the greater Boston area. Application for funding is by invitation only.