Capacity-Building with Local Nonprofits

Each year, Building Impact partners with MIT Sloan School of Management to apply the extensive business experience, knowledge, and skills of the Executive MBA Program to benefit approximately 20 nonprofits and schools in Greater Boston.  

Powered by Building Impact in partnership with MIT 

Organizations receive professional development at MIT Sloan and direct pro-bono consulting support from a team of diverse leaders to address an operational challenge identified by the participating nonprofit or school.

Program Impact

90% of Local Nonprofits

Saw gains in social impact within 6 months.

100% of Nonprofit Executives

Said the projects brought new insight to their work.

The Program is "Transformative" 

and a "gift to nonprofits in Boston"  according to Nonprofit leaders who have participated.

Habitat for Humanity
"I would tell any non-profit who might be uncertain to at least try - there is nothing to lose and so much to gain. The MIT Student's skills and knowledge, as well as their openness to understand our commitment felt like a marriage made in heaven. I feel like I am back on track and have become a better leader and listener as a result of this."

Mark Auterio

Habitat for Humanity

Cradles to Crayons
"The students were incredible. All our team members felt respected and valued for their contributions, regardless of position in the organization, due to the EMBA students' demeanor. This will strengthen our impact data which will allow us to better share the baseline need and how clothing resources like C2C improve children's lives."

Keri Wolfe

Cradles to Crayons

"The conversations and tools developed will help us revisit strategic goals. There is an ecosystem of support that we have identified through the team and their networks. The team was very intentional about learning about our community and understanding what makes our organization unique."

Jean-Luc Pierite

North American Indian Center of Boston

Perkins School for the Blind
"The LWI team was truly amazing, and the work they produced will prove transformative for our Center. The EMBAs' presentation will support the CVI Center with the future of training, advocacy and financial goals. The EMBA Team's recommendations show the way to knocking down some barriers that we have experienced thus far. The students and Building Impact made a lasting impression, we look forward to working together more in the future."

Jessie Cronan

CVI Center at Perkins School for the Blind

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Community Leaders Describe Outcomes from The LWI Program


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