Press Release – Pro Bono Consulting

Press Release – Pro Bono Consulting


For Immediate Release
December 18, 2019

Media Contact:
Amanda Holder, Director of Communications (831) 375-9712 x123

Program Contact: Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence 831.375.9712 x138

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Pro Bono Consulting Available through Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT)
Applications due January 31, 2020 through the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County

Monterey County, California — Nonprofit organizations in need of business management expertise can apply for consulting at no charge through the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT). The program is coordinated locally by Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

The team, developed by the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, brings together business school alumni and seasoned business executives in a range of industries to provides pro bono private sector business management expertise to nonprofit organizations to help them better serve their local communities. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020 at

Stanford ACT consultants provide a broad array of management consulting services including:

  • Business and strategic planning, including implementation recommendations
  • Board development
  • Financial assessments, including planning, reporting and review
  • Market assessments and planning; market research to support these plans
  • Organizational development and strategic alignment
  • Project planning and implementation recommendations

Since 2005, Stanford ACT has completed more than 60 consulting projects for nonprofit organizations in the arts, education, healthcare, housing, legal services, environment and social and community services. Clients include: Sun Street Centers, Rancho Cielo, Meals on Wheels, Salinas PAL, Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz, Ladies First, Carmel Art Association and more. See for a complete list.

About the Community Foundation for Monterey County

The mission of the CFMC is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. Thanks to generous community members who have created charitable funds in their lifetimes or through their estates, the CFMC granted $18.7 million in 2018 to nonprofits working towards healthy, safe, vibrant communities and has granted more than $200 million since its inception. The CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides local nonprofit organizations with high-quality professional development, information and resources. For more information visit, call 831.375.9712 or stay connected at or