Delivering Expert Goodness

HBS Community Partners

Join scores of HBS alumni who are making an impact here and now participating in consulting projects, brainstorming sessions and nonprofit boards.

For over 30 years, HBS Community Partners has mobilized thousands of Harvard Business School alumni living in Northern California to help hundreds of nonprofit organizations – from the Exploratorium, to #YesWeCode, to the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation.  Alumni offer their business management talent to social impact organizations in need of help with areas such as strategic planning, marketing, scaling growth, revenue diversification, and business planning.  By volunteering, you can make a positive impact in our community, as well as meet other alumni who want to make a difference.  Join the movement.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Harvard Business School Community Partners inspires and empowers HBS alumni to make a positive social impact in their community. We do this by offering alumni opportunities to leverage their skills and experience to help nonprofit organizations succeed.

Our Vision

We aspire that all HBS alumni will find ways to contribute their expertise to Bay Area nonprofits to strengthen our community. Check out our latest Impact Report, to see the progress that Community Partners and our committed alumni have made in helping build capacity among nonprofits serving the entire spectrum of Bay Area life.

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Expert Goodness Domains

Pro Bono Consulting services

Pro Bono Consulting

3 – 5 HBS alumni team up to tackle a significant strategic issue. Deep dives last 3-4 months, Sprints last 4-5 weeks.
Brainstorming Sessions services

Brainstorming Sessions

Two-hour sessions with 4 – 8 HBS alumni, focused on solving a tactical challenge from a nonprofit. Like an HBS class!
Scholarships services


We give full scholarships to Bay Area nonprofit leaders to attend an HBS executive program in Boston.
Events and Workshops services

Events and Workshops

Looking to join a nonprofit board? Or wish to have greater social impact? Attend our events and workshops.

Expert Goodness By The Numbers



Make an impact through HBS Community Partners annually, dedicating 10,000+ hours


Benefit from Community Partners services each year


In consulting and advisory services value is delivered annually


Granted to local nonprofit leaders to attend an HBS Exec Ed program each summer