Information For Nonprofit Clients

Benefits for Nonprofits

Nonprofit leaders are often so busy focusing on the day-to-day challenges of running an organization that they don’t have time to step back for big-picture strategy projects. By leveraging a team of student consultants coached by McKinsey & Company management consultants, nonprofits get the fresh perspective and analytic skills they need to operate at a higher level.

The S3 teams provide 900 hours of high-value, affordable consulting for nonprofits and public organizations. You’ll get actionable results from a team of Haas MBAs and McKinsey consultants. Their innovative solutions to complex strategic issues are rooted in the latest academic and consulting thinking in strategy, marketing, finance, and more.

Student Team Profile

Diverse student teams — comprised of MBAs, students from other graduate programs, and an undergrad — produce creative, smart solutions. Each team is led by a student with solid management consulting experience. Berkeley Haas instructors Nora Silver and Paul Jansen teach all team members about theories, frameworks and best practices.

Professional Consultants

McKinsey & Company consultants coach each team and work closely with the team lead to ensure a polished, professional result.

What is Social Sector Solutions?

Examples of Work for Past Clients:

From shaping a foundation’s giving strategy to developing an earned revenue stream as a social enterprise, S3 teams produce results enabling clients to impact the community effectively. For an urban center, a team designed a comprehensive business development plan. Another team drafted a marketing strategy that connects investors and social enterprises in low-income communities.


How to submit a project

  • Email Application to
  • Applications due by September 7, 2018.
  • Consulting Teams Finalized – December 2018
  • Kick-off Event at Haas – January 25, 2019
  • Finale Event – May 10, 2019

Apply to S3 today.