FAQs about the Center for Nonprofits

No, there is no fee associated with your participation.

To apply, click on the Apply for Assistance page.

  • Open-minded to potential strategies and solutions.

  • Ability to apply resources to support the project.

  • Project scope able to be handled in one semester.
  • If selected you will present the project proposed to students in a scheduled class.

  • Similar to a consulting arrangement, organizations can expect a site visit from each team, four to six interviews and information requests with leadership team members, staff and/or Board members. Critical commitments from the organization to participate in these activities with attendees from the leadership team and/or Board members and staff is required. 

  • Dedicate a member of your organization on a part-time basis during the semester to serve as a liaison for student teams and professors, to respond to questions, support data requests and coordinate visits/interviews. Active senior leadership support is critical for the success of the project. 

  • Attendance at the student teams final presentation.


Typically 4-6 students work on a project.

You will receive copies of the team’s analysis and recommendation, the final presentation, and an executive summary of their work after the final presentations.

Yes, maintaining confidentiality of your proprietary business information is an important aspect of our work with your organization. Non-disclosure statements are available for the student teams to sign, as requested.