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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 serving on a nonprofit board.

See our Volunteer Spotlight page to learn more about our alumni volunteers

“There aren’t many volunteer opportunities out there that allow you to get deep with a well-defined scope to create a big impact but over a short time frame. While this exceeded my expectations, I had discounted the significant benefits I would receive by being on the project team. Getting to know, work with, and learn from so many talented Booth alumni with such a breadth of professional backgrounds and skillsets has been the most enjoyable part of BANC for me.”

Bridget Freas, '07

What We Look For in Alumni Consultants

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. Specifically, applicants need to have:

  • An MBA from any Booth program (Full-Time, Part-Time, or Executive MBA)
  • A passion for helping nonprofits increase their impact
  • A professional and collaborative attitude with clients and other volunteer consultants

Relevant Skills

We’re looking for alumni consultants with skills in the following areas:

Analytics/Data dashboards Financial analysis/Financial management Operations/Process improvement
Budgeting/Financial forecasting Human resources/Organizational development Product management
Business/Strategic planning IT/Systems/Cloud Project management
Development/Fundraising Market research/Consumer insights Public relations
Digital marketing Marketing/Branding Social enterprise
Entrepreneurship/Startup/Small business Nonprofit management Social media

Project Logistics

In typical BANC projects, teams of five to six alumni consultants work closely with nonprofit executive directors, boards, and other stakeholders to meet objectives over a six-month period.

All alumni are welcome to apply with recognition that all clients are in the Chicago area and meetings are scheduled on central standard time.

Time Commitment Required

Alumni consultants commit an average of two to four hours a week for about six months. (This is an average estimate. Over the course of the project, some weeks will require more effort, and other weeks none at all.)

  • Consultants are expected to attend a virtual kickoff and orientation session.
  • Project work and team meetings may take place during the week during business hours, in the evenings, and/or on weekends depending on what’s needed for each project and what works for each specific team.
  • Teams typically have three to four client meetings during regular business hours at the client site.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest. Our most recent application deadline has passed, but please submit an alumni interest form to get on our mailing list and learn about future opportunities with BANC.

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