Project Information

  • Projects last about 6 months from when work begins.
  • BANC typically serves 5-7 nonprofit clients during each cycle. Currently, nonprofit clients must be based in the Chicago area and preference will be given to Chicago area alumni.
  • Alumni are matched to projects based on their interests and the skills needed for each project.
  • Unfortunately, due to high demand, not all nonprofits or alumni who apply can be selected. We do maintain pipelines of both potential clients and consultants so we look forward to staying in touch to make you aware of future opportunities as they become available.

 Current Project Cycle Next Project Cycle
Nonprofit Interest Form due Deadline passed May - June 2023
Nonprofit interviews December 2022 - January 2023 June 2023
Client projects selected January 20, 2023 July 2023
Alumni volunteers apply February - March 2023 August 2023
Consultants selected and teams formed March 2023 September 2023
Project work begins April 2023 October 2023
Projects completed Fall 2023 Spring 2024

Our Impact

Since our founding in 2015, BANC has helped nonprofits understand their markets, identify areas of growth, leverage data to drive impact, and set a course for a powerful future.

Making a Difference: BANC Impact (through November 2022): 38 projects completed, 209 consultants, 20,692 hours of consulting provided, $4.1 Million value of consulting services

Nonprofit organizations are notoriously under-resourced. The BANC team assisted our organization in providing our stakeholders with mission-impact indicators in a clear, consistent and concise way. Without access to their talent, this project would still be on our wish list.

— Karen Hartman, Vice President and CFO, Prevent Blindness

Get Involved

Whether you’re a Booth graduate who wants to use your management skills to support nonprofits or a nonprofit professional in the market for pro bono consulting support, we’d love to hear from you.

Click below for more information on what we look for in BANC consultants and the time commitment required. 
Click below to find out more about the types of projects we do and criteria for nonprofits.

Upcoming Events

Date Event Name Description Link
03/08/2023 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #1 Chicago View Event
03/08/2023 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #2 Chicago View Event
03/14/2023 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #3 Chicago View Event
03/14/2023 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #4 Chicago View Event

Past Events

Date Event Name Description Link
09/07/2022 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #4 Chicago View Event
09/07/2022 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #3 Chicago View Event
08/30/2022 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #2 Chicago View Event
08/30/2022 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session #1 Chicago View Event
03/16/2022 Join Booth alums in pro bono consulting for nonprofits: BANC info session Chicago View Event
04/27/2021 Film Screening & Discussion: The Road Up Virtual View Event

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Contact Us

If you are a Booth graduate or a nonprofit professional, we hope you’ll join us on an upcoming BANC project. We also welcome your questions and comments.

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