Recent TCP Projects

An MBA student presenting her Team Consulting Project.

2016 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

Boston Schools Fund Managing a Growing Portfolio: Building a Community of Practice to Support and Connect Education Leaders
Cambridge Health Alliance Mission-Driven Growth in CHA Optical Shop
City of Somerville Growing Capacity: a Financial, Operational and Metrics Analysis of the Somerville Mobile Farmer's Market
Lahey Health Systems - Primary Care Lahey Primary Care Practice Redesign; Helping Lahey Health Reinvent the Future of Primary Care
Lahey Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic Optimizing Care Delivery: An Operational Anthroplasty of the Lahey Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
Mayyim Hayyim A Rising Tide: Helping Mayyim Hayyim Envision a National Network of Community Mikvehs
Mount Auburn Hospital Emergency Department Evaluation of Patient Flow at Mount Auburn Hospital's Emergency Department: Reducing Wait Times and Improving Patient Satisfaction Scores
Mount Auburn Telemedicine Mount Auburn Telemedicine: An Investment in the Future
99Degrees Custom Compensation as a Catalyst for Innovation and Sustainable Growth
Nuestra Comunidad Vital Signs for Healthy Communities: Helping a Community Development Corporation Measure Impact
Regen Haiti Supply Supply Chain Analysis for Agribusiness in Haiti: the Role of Smallholder Farmers in the Value Chain
Regen Haiti Demand Regen Demand and Marketing Analysis
The Samfund What Can I Do to Help? Developing Systems to Maximize Volunteer Efficiency
Tao Foundation for Culture and Arts Many Cultures, One People: the Story of the Tao Foundation for Culture and Arts
Urban Farming Institute UFI is Growing UPP (Urban Space, People and Produce): Positioning a Small Nonprofit to Leverage New Assets
Yad Chessed Extending the Hands of Loving Kindness: Outreach Recommendations fo Yad Chessed

2015 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

City of Somerville, MA

Strengthening the City of Somerville’s Municipal Workforce: An Assessment of the Recruitment, Retention, and Culture of Non-Union Managers

City of Leominster, MA

Positioning Leominster for Business Growth: A Marketing Strategy for the City of Leominster

New Leadership Collaborative

Leadership from the Ground Up: Creating the New Leadership Collaborative

Nuestra Comunidad

Leading from a Place of Strength: Mergers as a Strategic Tool for Nuestra Comunidad

iSpecimen

iTeam Presents: Solutions that Don’t Break the Biobank

31 Bits

Combining Fashion and Business to Achieve Social Change: A Consulting Project for 31 Bits

Brush with Bamboo

Strategic planning and marketing support for the Marino Center for Integrative Health

YouthBuild USA/Jobs for the Future

MyBestBets: Where Mission Meets Market

Adventures in Learning

Adventures in Learning: Achieving Organizational Alignment and Financial Sustainability

iSpecimen

Biospecimen Solid Tissue Market Research for iSpecimen

Vilna Shul

From Hidden Gem to Crown Jewel: Envisioning a Future for the Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

MySababa.org

Bringing Israel Engagement Online: MySababa's Response to the Post-Birthright Challenge

Lahey Otolaryngology

Improving Clinical Operations in the Department of Otolaryngology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Institute for Pediatric Innovation

Pediatric Drug Reformulations: Possible Candidate and Strategy Implementation

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time: Strategies to Increase Tertiary Care Cases at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Lahey Ophthalmology

Improving Patient Experience in the Department of Ophthalmology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Cambridge Health Alliance

Cost Benefit Analysis of Hallus Valgus Surgery

Tufts Ambulatory Surgery In-House Project

Envisioning the Future of Ambulatory Surgery at Tufts Medical Center: Maximizing Operational Efficiency in a Fluid World of Changing Reimbursement Models

Tufts Ambulatory Surgery

Establishing a Separate Ambulatory Surgical Set-up

2014 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Incorporating the sustainable community development concept into useful guidelines to run an organization

BOKS (Reebok Foundation)

Let's get moving: positioning BOKS for growth

Cambridge Health Alliance

Enhancing the cost-effectiveness of utilization of surgical supplies

Covenant Foundation

Fostering connection: strengthening the Covenant Foundation's Grantee Network

Massachusetts Service Alliance

Pathways to sustainability for the Commonwealth Corps Program: identifying organizational strengths and core competencies

Mazie Foundation

Turning passion into outcomes: internal assessment and program recommendations for the John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation

Mt. Auburn Professional Services

Strategic planning and marketing support for the Marino Center for Integrative Health

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Growing food, growing access: a strategic plan for the World PEAS Food Hub

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Evaluation of the proposed vulnerable patient program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Nuestra Comunidad CDC 

Reaching Roxbury: a community-focused marketing strategy for Nuestra Comunidad

2013 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

99 Custom

Bridging the gap for economic mobility

Carney Hospital

Capturing market share in an accountable care organization

City of Somerville

Next Generation City and innovative revenue models

Foundation for Jewish Camp

Lay leadership development in Jewish residential camps

Hebrew Senior Life - Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Re-designing geriatric care in the emergency department

Hebrew Senior Life - Orchard Cove

Collage 360: strategy for growth

iSpecimen

Finding the aces: iSpecimen supplier acquisition model and comparative logistics model

Industrial Revolution II    

Recommendations to start the revolution in ethical apparel manufacturing

Jewish Community Centers Assoc. of North America

A case for day camps

Mill City Grows

Growing a vision: a strategic plan for food security

Waltham Partnership for Youth     

Creating financial sustainability: a plan for Waltham Family School

2012 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

Level Playing Field

Evaluating the business model viability for a start-up international volunteer nonprofit.

Main Street Partners

Laying the foundations for success in a new nonprofit: creating core strategies, organizational models, and knowledge management systems to build and expand capacity for a young small business development provider.

Mount Auburn Professional Services 

Evaluating system-wide implementation of patient centered medical homes (PCMH) at Mount Auburn Professional Services.

Partners In Health

Strategic review of internal technology and communications practices in an international nonprofit organization.

Public Partnerships

Identifying consumer perception of a fiscal employer agent: acquiring feedback to inform marketing decisions.

Social Finance

Opportunities and challenges in connecting social impact bond intermediaries to nonprofit service providers.

2011 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

American MoJo

Designing an operations plan for MoJo's expansion to Oakland, California, including analyzing its manufacturing production process, supply chain, demand, personnel, and the implementation of its social mission, to determine how best to streamline operations across multiple locations.

Beth Israel

Evaluating operational capacity for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Orthopedics Department to determine cost effective measures to optimize patient accessibility. 

buildOn

Developing an integrated, cost-effective approach to tracking alumni for buildOn's after school youth service and empowerment programs.

FloDesign Wind Turbine

Performing a market entry analysis for a for-profit clean-energy startup, including analyzing the economics of entering one specific market and producing the optimal entry strategy for entering that market. 

GroundworkUSA

Building Groundwork USA's national capacity to provide critical support to the Groundwork Federated Network of Organizations.

Oxfam America

Investigating potential revisions to Oxfam’s Saving for Change program to incorporate financial sustainability into the current model by analyzing and comparing current program costs and work process design to comparable organizations.

Preserve

Creating a growth and strategic plan for the Gimme5 program at Preserve, a for-profit company with a social mission to turn recycled plastics into usable household items.

Smoky House Center

Analyzing the feasibility of mission advancement and financial sustainability through land-leasing for a farm in Danby, Vt.

SUPPORTbrokers

Creating an effective marketing strategy for SUPPORTbrokers, a fee-for-service initiative of The Arc of Massachusetts, that provides individualized planning for the elderly and adults with disabilities.

2010 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

Roxbury Prep Charter School   

Assessing the school’s current human resource practices and policies and recommending how to streamline the hiring process, and recruit, train and retain a talented work force.

The Providence Granola Project

Assisting a young social enterprise that employs refugees in Providence, RI, with the development of a strategy addressing information systems, marketing research, operations and financial analysis.

The Leaders through Education, Action, and Hope Program (LEAH), a program of the Boston Public Schools' DELTAS (Department of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool & Services)

Revising the program’s mission statement and determining a strategic vision for the next 3-5 years; performing comprehensive research of external trends in the youth services and out-of-school time program fields.

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Creating a diversified fundraising plan to include individual donor and foundation cultivation strategies to supplement restricted funding from USDA grants. 

buildOn

Designing an impact evaluation framework for buildOn's U.S. based after school community service programs and providing recommendations for implementing the results of this evaluation; developing indicators to measure program impact on youth empowerment.

St. Anthony Free Medical Clinic

Conducting an environmental assessment of the relevant trends affecting the clinic and identifying potential organizational models and the corresponding financial and managerial implications in an effort to help the clinic develop a strategic position and service vision.

Healthworks Foundation

Developing a comprehensive strategic vision that encompasses organizational structure and human resources, budgeting and fundraising, marketing and brand image, and board recruitment and development.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Determining whether Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) should expand its facility by 39 sub-acute care beds by performing a comprehensive demand analysis, testing current operating assumptions, and facilitating the development of a strategic service vision for future expansion.

MBA students sitting together in the Heller library.