Booth Alumni
Nonprofit Consultants

Chicago Booth Alumni Special Interest Group

Alumni Opportunities

Ron Wojcik, Ching Yue, Dominic Bardele, Robin Simon, Cliff Muhammad, Mary Curtis
This is the BANC team from the Prevent Blindness project at the end of project celebration Spring 2019. L-R:  Ron Wojcik, '85 (XP-54), Ching Yue, '96, Dominic Bardele, '12, Robin Simon, '89 Cliff Muhammad, '01, Mary Curtis, '94.

BANC seeks committed Booth alumni with a desire to use their management skills to benefit nonprofits through pro bono consulting projects. We match the unique needs of each project with alumni who have relevant skills, utilizing expertise in a wide variety of areas.  Alumni volunteers also indicate their preferences among the available projects.

Alumni volunteer consultants report a strong sense of satisfaction in helping clients meet their specific challenges. They also value their experience for strengthening their understanding of the nonprofit space, for broadening peer networks, and for the sheer fun of working with a team of Booth alumni.  BANC can also be a stepping-stone to getting on a nonprofit board.

“Volunteering for BANC was deeply satisfying. It was wonderful to help drive meaningful change, give back to the community, bond with fellow alumni, and continue to sharpen my skills.”

- Sujatha Shenoy, ’04

What We Look for In Alumni Consultants 

  • Must hold a degree from any Booth MBA program (Full Time, Part Time, Executive).
  • A passion for helping nonprofits increase their impact.
  • A professional and collaborative attitude with clients and other volunteer consultants.
  • BANC consultants are needed with skills in the following areas:
    Business/Strategic Planning Marketing/Branding Entrepreneurship/Start-Ups/Small Business
    Project Management Digital Marketing Social Enterprise
    Operations/Process Improvement Social Media Nonprofit Management
    Budgeting/Financial Forecasting Public Relations Development/Fundraising
    Financial Analysis/Financial Management Product Management Human Resources/Organizational Development
    Analytics/Data Dashboards
    Market Research/Consumer Insights
    IT/Systems/Cloud
  • Alumni in all life stages and career situations are welcome to apply:  full-time professionals, entrepreneurs, retirees, stay-at-home parents, and all alumni looking to strengthen bonds with the Booth community.
  • Alumni are welcome to apply regardless of location but all clients are in the Chicago area and all meetings will take place based on Chicago (Central) time zone, including three in-person meetings at the client site.  We hope to expand to other cities in the future!

Time Commitment Required

  • Attendance at a virtual kick-off and orientation session.
  • An average commitment of two to four hours a week for about six months, beginning from the start date of the project. (This is an average estimate. Over the course of the project, some weeks will require more effort and other weeks none at all.)
  • Project work and team meetings may take place during the week during business hours, evenings and/or weekends depending on what’s needed for each project and what works for each specific team.
  • Teams typically have three to four meetings with their clients and these take place during regular business hours at the client site.

Want to learn more about how you can get involved with BANC and get on our mailing list?

The application deadline for our current project cycle has passed. Please click here to join our mailing list and learn about other ways to get involved with BANC, in addition to working on a consulting project. After submitting the form someone from our Alumni Volunteer Relations committee will contact you to discuss your interests further.

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Want to learn more and get on our mailing list?

NONPROFITS
Click here to submit an interest form and someone from our Nonprofit Relations committee will contact you.

ALUMNI
Click here to submit an interest form and someone from our Alumni Volunteer Relations committee will contact you.

Are You Ready to Apply?

NONPROFITS

Thank you for your interest. Our application deadline has passed but please click here to fill out an interest form for a future project cycle. Nonprofit applications will be available in November 2021 and due in mid-January 2022 for our next round of projects starting in April 2022.

ALUMNI

Thank you for your interest. Our application deadline has passed but please click here to fill out an interest form for a future project cycle. Alumni applications for our next round of projects will be available in February 2022.