Engage Booth Alumni Nonprofit Consultants (BANC), which offers pro bono expertise from alumni of one of the top business schools in the world.
Does your nonprofit need help with financial analysis, growth, and strategic planning? BANC can help with each of those, and more.
How It Works
In typical BANC projects, teams of five to six alumni nonprofit business consultants work closely with nonprofit executive directors, boards, and other stakeholders to meet specific objectives over a six-month period. BANC consultant teams have completed 32 projects to date, delivering significant value to their nonprofit clients.
“The caliber of support and generosity of spirit toward a nonprofit, nonpaying client was unexpected and surprisingly uplifting for all those that worked with two BANC teams. The data analysis conducted, the presentation decks, and the interactions with board members and staff were top tier.”
What BANC Can Do for Your Nonprofit
BANC provides consulting services for nonprofits in the areas below.
BANC does not provide development/fundraising strategies or advertising materials and does not implement recommended strategies.
See our Impact and Past Projects page for examples of past clients and engagements.
BANC teams can assess current levels of engagement, identify new and emerging trends in the community, and help develop services and marketing programs to increase awareness and outreach.
BANC teams can evaluate current financial situations, develop budgets and projection models for existing and new service offerings, assess current risks to financial operations, and provide benchmarks and recommendations for long-term sustainability.
BANC growth and strategic planning projects evaluate alignment with mission, vision, values; assess market, client impact, and programs; and develop strategic objectives.
BANC teams can help maximize marketing investment through data-driven market research and competitive intelligence to prioritize target markets/segments, develop differentiated positioning, and align opportunities with recommended marketing initiatives.
BANC teams can help evaluate and adjust existing operational structure and processes to ensure that they support the mission, vision, and capabilities.
BANC teams can help identify the most meaningful and relevant high-level metrics/KPIs to support data-driven decisions and demonstrate progress and impact to the board, funders, and other stakeholders.
BANC consultants can review existing programs and provide actionable recommendations for improvements.
To be considered, nonprofits must meet the following criteria:
- Be a 501(c)(3) or operate in the public sector
- Be in the Chicago area
- Have an annual operating budget of at least $500,000
- Have a full-time, paid, executive director who has been in place for at least one year
- Have additional paid staff members
- Must not be undergoing a transition in board leadership
- Have resources to implement change
- Have a board that approves the goal and scope of the project
Clients are chosen on the basis of both the merit of the project and the ability of the engagement to attract volunteers.
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