Case Study

Mike Mann formed after spotting the need nonprofit organizations had for help from graduate and undergraduate students. helps university students gain real-world experience while providing nonprofit groups with the help and specialized services they need. uses a five-step process for matching universities with nonprofit organizations. Before receiving toolkits and individualized support from, a nonprofit organization must demonstrate proof of capacity, mature management and appropriately scoped engagements.

Through a partnership with and the Center For Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, has addressed financial, operational, marketing and strategic needs for many nonprofits, with business students each giving nonprofit organizations 60 to 80 hours of service over a three-month period of time. has helped more than 100 nonprofits with services that fit their specific needs. Organizations that have benefited include the Arthritis Foundation, Eco City Farms and Bethesda Green. More than 260 business students working with have gained nonprofit experience while building new skills in consulting, project management and leadership. has partnered with several universities including Drexel University, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, George Mason University and University of California, Los Angeles.

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