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Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education


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HandsOn Bay Area


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Ceiba Public Charter Schools


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GLOW


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Hanna Boys Center


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Aquarium of the Bay


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Asian Art Museum


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Positive Coaching Alliance


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HBS Alumni making a difference in our community! 
 
For question, contact Executive Director, Elaine MacDonald at elaine@hbscp.org.    
 
The Mission of Harvard Business School Community Partners is to inspire and empower HBS Alumni to make a positive social impact in their community.  We do this by offering alumni opportunities to leverage their skills and experience to help nonprofit organizations succeed.
  
Our Vision:  We aspire that all HBS alumni will find ways to contribute their expertise to Bay Area nonprofits to strengthen the community.   
 
Our Services:

Probono Business Consulting -- Harvard Business School (HBS) Community Partners mobilizes volunteer consulting teams staffed by HBS alumni to provide free business consulting to nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area.  

Brainstorming Sessions – HBS Community Partners invites alumni to participate in 2-hour meetings with nonprofits to provide feedback or generate ideas for a specific business challenge.  These high-energy meetings involve 4-12 alumni with the nonprofit executive team and board of directors.  In the 2 years since launching this new program, over 140 alumni have offered their skills and experiences to brainstorm with 12 nonprofits. 

Nonprofit Board Opportunities – HBS Community Partners helps connect alumni to nonprofits seeking candidates with business expertise for their board of directors and educates alumni to be high-impact board leaders. 

Scholarships to Nonprofit Leaders -- Each year we select nonprofit leaders from the Bay Area to receive a scholarship to attend a weeklong program at Harvard Business School in Nonprofit Executive Education.  Since 2000, we have provided 54 scholarships to leaders of Bay Area nonprofits.
 
 
What Our Clients Say About Us:

Our experience with the CP staff and team members was outstanding. The team was very organized, responsive and respectful of the work we do, which made the experience a very positive one. What a treat to have a team of smart, savvy and caring people helping us work through some very important challenges!   
Executive Director, IISME (Industry Initiatives for Science & Math Education)

The HCP consulting team was super. I am sure we would not have received a better product had we been paying many thousands of dollars! Their assessment was timely completed and "spot on" and absolutely critical to our strategic planning process. I couldn't be more pleased.  
Board President, Building Futures Now

The team and I came out of the brainstorming session with new ideas we are already working on implementing, with people eager to help, and with a feeling that we could not have spent our Wednesday afternoon in a more productive way. Thank you for taking your time to listen, share, question, and suggest, it truly was a game changing brainstorm. We are ready to be disruptive!  Thank you to everyone who offered us their cards and already set up meetings, your support will help us reach our goals.   
Founder & CEO of FuseCorps
 

 


 
Our Impact...
  • Over 700 alumni have volunteered for probono engagements since 1986.
  • Over 130 alumni have participated in brainstorming projects in the past 2 years. 
  • We have served over 400 clients in the past 27 years.
  • We provide $1.8 million of probono consulting services annually. 
  • We received the President's Council Award on Service and Civic Participation in 2008.
  • We organized the first Nonprofit Board Summit for HBS and Stanford GSB Alumni, partnered with HBS Social Enteprise Initiative, Stanford Alumni Consulting Team, Stanford GSB Center for Social Innovation, Draper Richards Kapland Foundation and LinkedIn with over 300 people in attendance.
  • We are the longest running Community Partners project (other programs exist in NYC, Boston, CT, Portland, Los Angeles and London).
  • We have enabled our alumni to get involved and to make meaningful contributions in their community in a variety of ways --  through short-term (brainstorming sessions), medium-term (consulting projects), and long-term (board member) commitments. 
 
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