Applications for Fall 2017 consulting engagements are due May 22, 2017.
Ready to apply? Review these pointers to help ensure you submit the most powerful application possible.
When selecting PennPAC clients, we focus on the following questions:
“Does the organization have a well-defined project in mind?”
“Can PennPAC volunteer efforts deliver a tangible benefit to the organization?”
As such, potential projects must meet the following criteria:
Have goals that are well-defined and achievable by a volunteer team of 6 consultants each working 3-5 hours/week over 8 weeks
Deal with a critical business or management-related issue in the organization, such as as strategic planning, program growth, finance, marketing or communications
Not be solely focused on development/fundraising strategy or campaign implementation
Not be focused on design creation
Have the support of the organization’s senior staff leadership and board
The application process:
STEP 1. Review PennPAC's Client Eligibility criteria to determine if your nonprofit is eligible to apply.
STEP 2. NYC:Submit online application. It is possible to save your work in progress and complete the application in multiple stages. Philadelphia:Download application file and submit via email to email@example.com during the next call for applications (TBD.)
STEP 3. NYC finalist candidates are invited to interview with PennPAC representatives during June and January to discuss their organization and proposed project in greater detail. Philadelphia timing to be announced during the next call for applications.
STEP 4. NYC selects its roster of clients and notifies all applicants of final decisions by July and February. Fall projects kick-off in October and wrap-up in mid December. Spring projects kick-off in March and wrap-up in mid-May.
Note on the selection process:
PennPAC reviews the details of both the proposed project and the organization as indications that a potential consulting engagement will be completed successfully and have lasting, meaningful impact. Those indications include financial stability, capacity of top leadership to participate in the project, an engaged Board interested in the proposed project, a track record of community impact and a well-defined and realistic project scope. PennPAC strongly considers the nonprofit’s leadership commitment because the support and assistance of the nonprofit’s top leadership is key to a successful engagement.
When selecting a final roster of clients, PennPAC looks for programmatic diversity and clients that represent a wide range of issue areas. If your organization is a strong candidate, but we have an overwhelming response of applications, we may defer acceptance of your project until the next season (if project is still relevant.) If your application was not selected and you would like feedback before re-applying, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a previous client, you may re-apply for another project after 18 months.
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