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 13 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 its 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