Summer 2015 Brainstorming Sessions

Volunteer this summer for two hours to help a Bay Area nonprofit solve a critical organization challenge!

SF CMC Brainstorming Session

Email Elaine MacDonald at to sign up.

Movement Exchange

Monday, June 1, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Peninsula

Movement Exchange inspires dancers to be more civically engaged global citizens through its network of university chapters, international dance exchanges, and year-round programs in underserved communities. It is seeking help in refining its mission to better resonate with dancer, non-dancers, donors and potential program participants to grow its visibility in the marketplace.


NBA Math Hoops

Thursday, June 11, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Downtown San Francisco

NBA Math Hoops is a basketball board, Common Core-correlated math curriculum, and mobile app that engages students through the stats of their favorite NBA/WNBA players. In 2016, it will hold its first annual NBA Math Hoops National Championship tournament and STEM experience, flying top students nationwide to the Bay Area. It would like help in brainstorming ways to partner with Bay Area companies to launch this bracket-style tournament.


Meritus College Fund

Wednesday, June 24th, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Presidio, San Francisco

Meritus helps low-income San Francisco youth with grit and ambition complete a college degree and prepare for post-college success through a combination of scholarships, coaching, and career mentorship. It seeks advice on how to find and engage a consistent base of employers to provide students internships, as well as potential scholarship funding and mentoring services.


California Consortium of Education Foundations

Thursday, August 6th, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Peninsula

CCEF strengthens public education by facilitating the creation, growth, and effectiveness of local education foundations. As a resource to all local education foundations in California, it provides tools, training programs, and networking opportunities, as well as serves as an advocate at policy forums. It is seeking advice on how to better articulate and communicate its value proposition to its membership base.


To volunteer for a brainstorming session, contact HBS Community Partners Executive Director, Elaine MacDonald at

About Brainstorming: These sessions are designed to give HBS alumni the opportunity to make an impact in an easy to attend, two-hour session focused on solving an important issue facing a Bay Area nonprofit organization — similar to analyzing a case study at HBS! Join a small group of fellow alumni over a light lunch or dinner to learn about the nonprofit and provide meaningful advice.