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 non-profit boards.

For 30 years, HBS Community Partners has mobilized more than 800 Bay Area alumni to help over 300 non-profit organizations – from the Exploratorium, to #YesWeCode, to the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation. By volunteering for pro bono consulting engagements and brainstorming sessions, you can help make a positive impact in our community, as well as meet other alumni who want to make a difference.  Join the movement.


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 non-profits to strengthen our community.

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Expert Goodness Domains

Pro Bono Consulting services

Pro Bono Consulting

3 – 6 HBS alumni volunteers team up to tackle a significant strategic issue for a non-profit over 3-5 months.
Brainstorming Sessions services

Brainstorming Sessions

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


We give full scholarships to Bay Area non-profit leaders to attend an HBS executive program in Boston.
Learning Opportunities services

Learning Opportunities

Looking to join a non-profit board or work with a non-profit? We can help. See our postings and training events.

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 non-profit leaders to attend an HBS Exec Ed program each summer