Eleven Boston Area Nonprofits Awarded $1.1M in Consulting
February 7, 2017 Community Consulting Teams, a nonprofit that provides free consulting to help Boston area nonprofits address key business and management challenges, announced last weekend that it will provide $100,000 in support to each of 11 organizations in 2017.
The projects to be support will address assessing growth opportunities, operations, and organizational design, rebranding, and marketing. A consulting team of six to eight MBA volunteers will work for five months with each nonprofit.
Lorri Veidenheimer, client development co-chair of Community Consulting Teams
(CCT), said, This year CCT received a record number of applications from prospective nonprofit clients, making it particularly difficult to choose among the many worthy projects and client missions. We are delighted to announce the 11 clients selected; the consulting projects are now well underway, with completion targeted for early June."
Following are the nonprofits receiving the consulting support:
- Charles River Conservancy, Cambridge
- Childrens HealthWatch, Boston
- Community Boat Building, Boston
- EVkids, Boston
- Hospitality Homes, Boston
- Household Goods, Acton
- Old North Foundation, Boston
- Neurofibromatosis Northeast, Burlington
- Resilient Coders, Boston
- Samaritans, Boston
- St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, Newton
Sharon Martens, executive director of Household Goods, who was a CCT client three years ago, said, CCT exceeded my expectations. The CCT team didnt look at the project issue in isolation. They looked at the organization as a whole, making suggestions in the areas of board structure, development, and operations.
CCT board member Carolyn McGuire said CCTs goal is to empower nonprofits to do what they do better and longer so that they can better serve their constituents.
Since 1990, CCT has worked with more than 170 Boston area nonprofits. Nonprofits seeking consulting support must be located in the Boston area, have 501(c)(3) status, and serve a socially beneficial purpose. CCT focuses on small- to mid-sized organizations with a clearly defined, mission-centric project need. Consulting projects are performed by teams of experienced volunteers, primarily graduates of the Kellogg, Sloan, Tuck, Wharton, and Yale business schools.