Community Action Partners is a volunteer organization of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School alumni helping Boston-area nonprofits apply management skills to their business challenges.

Founded in 1993, Community Action Partners (CAP) marshals more than 100 HBS and HKS alumni volunteers each year to serve a select group of Boston area nonprofits. CAP operates  under the aegis of the HBS Alumni Association of  Boston.   This year CAP is serving 15 clients with approximately 100 volunteers in 8 month long pro-bono consulting engagements. We also offer CAP Brainstorms, one night sessions for nonprofits to discuss a clearly-defined challenge with a group of alumni professionals.

Since inception more than 1,000 CAP volunteers have served over 200 nonprofit clients in a variety of  sectors including arts & culture, education & out-of-  school time, health & human services, housing & community economic development, conservation &  environment, and workforce development.

CAP offers volunteer consulting assistance in such areas as:

  • strategic and business planning
  • market research and marketing strategy
  • financial planning and analysis
  • board development and governance
  • organizational development

"Our organization would not be where it is today without the support of CAP. Their advice and support has been invaluable to our growth and success." - Julie Rosen, Executive Director, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare