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Client Application Process

Client Applications submitted by Friday, August 25 will be considered for the upcoming round of projects. Projects are selected later in the fall, teams will be staffed in December, and projects will begin in January. Approximately 10 nonprofit organizations will be chosen. Services are provided by volunteers and are free of charge to the nonprofit organization.

Instructions for Completing the Application

  1. Click the “Apply to Be a Client” button at left to start the process, or to resume work on an application draft you have saved.
  2. Complete the online application following the instructions therein.
  3. Submit your application by August 25.
  4. Please direct any questions you may have to us at client@cctboston.org.

Project Application Review and Selection Process Timeline

Application Deadline
August 25
Phone interviews and site visits
September/October
Semi-finalist projects selected and presented to volunteers
Early-November
Final Projects selected and clients and volunteers matched
Early December
Client/volunteer Kick-Off meeting
Early January
Teams begin projects
Mid-January
Teams complete work
End of May
CCT Recognition Event
Early June

Considerations for a Successful Project Outcome

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 2018)

The project you define:

  • Will benefit greatly from a group of business consultants with a broad range of functional skills and industry experience
  • Can allow for much of the work to be conducted off-site by team members  
  • Does not require extensive industry or policy knowledge by the consultants
  • Does not focus on fundraising or board development challenges
  • Is tightly scoped in terms of objectives and measurable outcomes

Please explain:

  • What is unique about your organization?
  • How does the strategic challenge you selected fit within your priorities overall?
  • By addressing this strategic challenge, how will your organization be positioned for success (growth, quality, customer satisfaction, etc.)?
  • What will you gain by using an external business consulting team?

Application Submissions

Should you have any difficulty with the online application, or other questions about the process, please contact us at client@cctboston.org.

We appreciate your interest in working with CCT. We look forward to reviewing your application.