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Thank you for your interest in CCT! Approximately 10 non-profit organizations are chosen each project cycle. Each 5-month consultancy is valued at approximately $100,000 and provided free of charge to the non-profit organization.

If you have questions, please contact us at


  1. Click the “Apply now” button below to start or resume an application for the 2024-2025 project cycle.

  2. Complete the online application following the instructions therein.

  3. Submit your application by the listed deadline.

  4. Please direct any questions you may have to


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LEAP for Education

"The CCT team was quite thorough combining interviews, data analysis, and research with their impressive marketing expertise and experience, to deliver an excellent set of recommendations that we are in the process of implementing."

— Linda Saris, Executive Director of LEAP for Education


The strategic issue you choose is:

  • Critical to your mission

  • Related to your strategic plan and priorities

  • Timely and relevant to your organization throughout the project cycle (January - May)

The project you define:

  • Will benefit from a group of business consultants with a broad range of functional skills and industry experience

  • Allows much of the work to be conducted off-site

  • Is tightly scoped in objectives and outcomes

  • Does not require extensive industry or policy knowledge

  • Does not focus on fundraising or board development challenges

Please explain:

  • What is unique about your organization?

  • How does the strategic challenge you selected fit within your priorities overall?

  • How will your organization be positioned for success by addressing this strategic challenge?

  • What will you gain by using a consulting team?



  • Feasibility Study – Implications of launching new program or service

  • Market Expansion – Implications of taking program into new market

  • Organizational Capacity - Organizational requirements to meet growth


  • Operational Effectiveness – Streamlining opportunities for specific operation, such as inventory management

  • Business Process Analysis – Mapping out processes to determine opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness

Financial Management

  • Financial Modeling – Revenue and cost targets to meet goals

  • Financial Feasibility Analysis – Implications of new program on finances


Situational Assessments

  • Market Sizing - Market size, location, characteristics

  • Benchmarking Study – Best practices of other relevant functions or organizations

  • Environmental Scan – Trends, Market needs, Competitors, Collaborators


  • Positioning  – Message development and delivery

  • Segmentation Strategy – Programs/services mapped by customers/audience

  • Marketing Plan Development – Target markets and plans



Applications for the 2024-2025 project cycle are now open. Please apply by September 6 .

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