Organization-Strengthening Resources: Pro Bono Assistance

Jericho Road Pasadena                                                                                                                 FREE & LOW-COST
Pro bono consulting & quarterly board training workshops on governance, strategic planning, resource development & fundraising, and financial management. Open to San Gabriel Valley, East & Northeast LA. Board member recruitment on application for Pasadena nonprofits only.

Public Counsel                                                                                                                                  FREE
Public interest law firm of LA County & Beverly Hills Bar Associations offers pro bono legal advice & assistance to individuals, nonprofits, & small businesses. Focusing on low-income communities, they will advise on contracts, leases, intellectual property, employment law, mergers, & other legal issues & documents. Digital application for assistance under Community Development practice area.

Taproot Foundation                                                                                                                       FREE
Taproot connects nonprofits with skilled business volunteers sharing their expertise pro bono in various structured engagements.
Virtual Office Hours—1-hour, 1-on-1 virtual consultation session
Speed Consulting—½-day event of 45-minute open office hours slots for quick, targeted consulting with professional experts in finance, HR, & marketing
Pro Bono Marathon & ScopeAthon—1-day event where 2-3 person teams help nonprofits scope (diagnose problems & build actionable plan to address them) &/or solve problems (assess, diagnose, & resolve a pre-scoped problem) in finance, HR, marketing, strategy, & technology
Taproot Plus—1-2 volunteers work virtually or in-person on 4-6-week projects in finance, HR, marketing, strategy, & technology
Team Projects—Team of 4-6 professions work in-person on fully customizable, 12-15-week project in finance, HR, marketing, strategy, or technology

UCLA Net Impact Consulting Challenge                                                                 Deadline: early October
UCLA Anderson Net Impact Club                                                                                Program: October-November
FREE                                                                                                                                      pro bono consulting
Teams of 3-5 MBA students work with nonprofits to scope a problem or explore a new opportunity over 2-3 weeks of intense consulting services in nonprofit area of choice (environmental analysis, financial & operations analysis, growth, market research, marketing, strategy, & more), concluding with competing presentations & cash prizes for students. Nonprofit gets research materials, introduction to MBA consulting, & team presentation of problem & solution to nonprofit board & staff.
Req’d: digital application, availability for work Oct-Nov, attendance at November presentation

UCLA Net Impact Social Impact Fellows                                                                 Deadline: November
UCLA Anderson Net Impact Club                                                                                Program: January-March
FREE                                                                                                                                      pro bono consulting
Teams of 3-5 MBA students work with nonprofits to solve a problem or explore new opportunities over 10 weeks of in-depth consulting services in nonprofit area of choice (environmental analysis, financial & operations analysis, growth, market research, marketing, strategy, & more). Nonprofit gets final report, introduction to MBA consulting, & team presentation of problem & solution to nonprofit board & staff. Project can continue work on previously scoped Consulting Challenge; might lead to implementation grant through UCLA Net Impact.
Req’d: digital application, availability for work Jan-March