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Volunteer Profile - Amy Casher

Current CCT Role: Board Member, Client Development Committee Co-Chair  
Volunteer Since: 2006                                                                             MBA: Yale School of Management                                                         First CCT Project: ImprovBoston. It was a Growth/Expansion project, focused on their corporate training business.                                     How Did You Discover CCT? I first learned about CCT through the Yale SOM alumni network. While I had done both for-profit andnonprofit strategy consulting professionally, I was seeking ways to use my MBA skills to give backto the community in a meaningful way. I attended a CCT information session in Boston, and the rest is history.                                                                                                       Describe Your CCT Experience: I have just completed my seventh CCT project over a span of 12 years. In addition to leading and working on teams, I have also enjoyed working on the Client Development Committee, now as Co-Chair, recruiting and educating clients about CCT, helping to select which organizations will receive our pro bono consulting services, and nurturing client relationships over the long term.   In addition to the richly rewarding experience of giving something back to my community, I love the diversity of organizations and strategic issues I have been fortunate to work on through CCT. I have worked with organizations across many nonprofit sectors, including healthcare, the environment, education, and arts and culture, tackling issues like growth/expansion, corporate partnerships, strategic planning, and marketing.Being a CCT volunteer has given me exposure to tremendous learning and personal growth opportunities.   For one project, I had the opportunity to interview the Chief Marketing Officers and Executive Directors of world class art museums, garnering best practices in museum marketing. For another project, I spoke with Boston Public School teachers and administrators about their fifth graders’ experience using boatbuilding as a tool for improved SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning. There is never a dull CCT project! I have also met and worked alongside countless smart, fun, and passionate people both on the volunteer side and the client side. I can’t think of a better way to spend my volunteertime, tapping into my MBA skills, amplifying the important work of Boston-area non-profits, and getting to know some great, like-minded people.             What Don’t We Know About You? I am a professional jeweler, and had the honor of making a pin for Madeleine Albright in 2013, as part of an award she was given by a nonprofit organization that was my first client as an independent strategy consultant, starting in 2004. It’s not oftenthat my passion for nonprofits and jewelry overlap in such a wonderful way!