Community Consulting Teams of Boston (CCT) amplifies the impact of Boston-area nonprofits through pro bono management consulting projects performed by teams of experienced MBAs from top-tier business schools.
As we celebrate the start of our 25th project cycle, we highlight honorary board member, Carolyn McGuire of Weston, who has been called the “heart” of the CCT organization. She was a founding member in 1991 and has served in many roles, including 14 years on the Board. After turning over the Board Chair role to the current team, she has stayed involved in special projects and continues to work with the business school relations team.
Carolyn did not imagine when she responded to an intriguing opportunity that it would evolve into a labor of love. “I received a mailing from Tuck about volunteer consulting opportunities at a time when I was at home with small kids. The chance to give back to the Boston community with my business skills was very appealing, and I’ve been involved in CCT ever since.”
Early on, Carolyn saw how powerful CCT projects could be for nonprofits. Her first project was developing a targeted communications strategy for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. A year later, she learned that the organization credited the work CCT had done with increasing applications by 100% in the targeted segment. Carolyn has continued to invest her time and talent, because she believes, “CCT empowers nonprofits to do what they do better and longer so that they can more fully serve their missions and constituents.”
Carolyn’s commitment to the community and joy in working with other like-minded business professionals shines through. She has been instrumental in developing CCT from the small team that worked with 1-2 clients per year in the early 1990s to the established organization that today is part of and serves the Greater Boston nonprofit community with a resume of over 150 pro bono consulting projects completed.
Client project applications for the upcoming project cycle are now closed. New project applications for the 2015/16 cycle will be accepted in summer 2015; please check back then. For more information or to be added to our contact list for next year, please email email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in Community Consulting Teams.
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