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Volunteer Profile: Peter Sanborn

For Peter, CCT provides the tangible satisfaction of “giving back” more directly through a specific organization’s mission, rather than the usual arm’s length donations.

CCT role: Previous Board member, Strategic Planning


MBA: Stanford


First CCT project: Philanthropic Initiative project


Describe your CCT experience:

Now in his 5th year at CCT, Peter Sanborn progressed from first year Team Member for The Philanthropic Initiative project to Project Manager for the MASS Design Group and then a Board member overseeing strategic planning. In a most cycle, he was also Sponsor for the All Hands Volunteers project.


Peter speaks of CCT as his antidote for the alienation he feels when reflecting on the world’s many pressing issues. For him, CCT provides the tangible satisfaction of “giving back” more directly through a specific organization’s mission, rather than the usual arm’s length method of writing checks — though that’s important, too!


Peter has thought deeply about what makes for a great volunteer experience. He and the board believe that volunteers are most fulfilled if they can: make an impact on the client’s organization, have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow volunteers, learn and grow personally, and feel they are part of a well-managed, thoughtful organization.


Peter's vision is to see CCT continue to develop a great reputation in Boston’s nonprofit world, improve its efficiency with a strong virtual infrastructure, and organically grow its scale while refining its successful volunteer model and best practices. Such growth will be possible with more volunteers who, like Peter, prefer constructive community engagement to passive acceptance of social problems and unmet needs around Boston.


What don’t we know about uou?

Peter is a Stanford Business School alumnus who works by day as a fund manager investing in international stocks for Oechsle International Advisors.


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