“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Become a CAP Volunteer
- Meet and work with fellow alumni from a variety of backgrounds
- Gain insights into the inner workings of nonprofit organizations
- Give back to the Boston community using your skills and experience
The positive experience of CAP teams brings our volunteers back. More than 50% of volunteers have worked on prior CAP projects.
Consulting Volunteer Info
Consulting Volunteer Overview
- Typical project team consists of five to seven alumni of Harvard Business School or Harvard Kennedy School working between two and four hours per week from October through May
- The CAP team works side-by-side with the leadership of the nonprofit client
- We leverage each team’s unique intellectual capital and business talent, customizing every project to meet client needs
- The result is a mutually rewarding experience — for alumni who want to impact the social good, and for our nonprofit clients who need professional help
Consulting Project Overview
- Each project is defined and agreed upon with the client organization in a written project commitment letter
- A project team leader is designated prior to start-up with responsibility for guiding the project to completion
- Each project has a liaison to the CAP board to track progress and provide assistance when necessary
- A final report (oral and/or written) is made to client management and/or the board of directors
Consulting Volunteer Interest Form
Please fill out the following Volunteer Interest Form. We will contact you to submit a more complete application prior to the start of projects every Fall.
CAP is now accepting volunteer applications for the 2019-20 consulting cycle.
- Consulting Volunteer Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 6th.
- We will close popular projects to new volunteers so sign up early to get your top choice.
- Projects launch in October 2019 and typically last through May 2020.
“I enjoyed the intellectual, political and business challenges working with the team and the client in developing a strategy. I particularly liked working with my teammates and the client’s Board.”
Brainstorming Volunteer Info
Brainstorming Volunteer Overview
- Brainstorming allows CAP to serve a wide variety of nonprofit clients, especially those who are small or whose issues don’t fit with the CAP Consulting eight-month pro bono consulting engagements
- Brainstorming allows HBS/HKS alumni to put their skills to use in service of local nonprofits with a limited time commitment
- Examples of recent brainstorming session topics include: succession planning; board governance; impact measurement and reporting; ways to increase an organization’s visibility and reach; and staffing structures for continued growth
Brainstorming Session Overview
- Brainstorming sessions are a targeted way to work with Boston area nonprofits on their management needs
- Each brainstorming session consists of a three-hour meeting to discuss and solve a clearly-defined challenge
- Typically five to seven volunteers, all alumni of Harvard Business School or Harvard Kennedy School, will participate in each facilitated session
Brainstorming Volunteer Interest Form
Brainstorming Volunteer Application