Social Impact MBA

Recent Team Consulting Projects

An MBA student presenting her Team Consulting Project.

2020 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

Atrius

Maximizing the Impact of Medical Assistants & Meeting Process Care Metrics

CHA Co-Nurse Visits 

Nursing Co-Visits at Cambridge Health Alliance: A New Way to Deliver Care

CHA Telehealth

Planning a Tele-Health Approach to Improve Access & Outcomes for Patients in Primary Care at the Cambridge Health Alliance

Lahey Ophthalmology Department

Optimizing Remote Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy at an Already Outstanding Tertiary Eye Center

Reinventure

Overlooked, Underfunded, Undefeated: Addressing the Persistent Inequity in Access to Capital for Founders of Color and Women with Reinventure Capital

City of Boston

On the Rise: Tools for Assessing the Feasibility of Housing with Public Assets in Boston

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Cultivating Collaboration: Recommendations for the Massachusetts Food System

Africano

Revitalizing Financial Flows: Africano's Journey to Diversifying and Strengthening Revenue Streams

Africano

Refining Mission, Defining Structure and Identifying Impact

Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon: Mapping Pathways to Carbon Neutrality

New Art Center

Sustainability at the New Art Center: Rethinking Tuition Pricing Amid a Shifting Environment

Town of Brookline

Strengthening Brookline’s Financial Position: A Re-Balanced Revenue Approach

Planned Parenthood

Improving Reproductive Health in MetroWest

 JVS Boston

Balancing Core Business & Consultation Requests

 JWI

Expanding the Field of Jewish Women's Leadership: Engagement, Programming, and Branding with Jewish Women International (JWI)

2019 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

BAMS Fest

Sustaining Growth for BAM Fest, Inc.: Defining Values for the City of Boston

City of Chelsea

Improving Municipal Safeguards and Operations: Assessing Fraud Prevention Initiatives and Online Payment Implementation for the City of Chelsea

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Co-Creating Jewish Experiences: How CIP Can Engage Russian-Speaking Jews in Greater Boston

Congenial Healthcare, LLC

Congenial Healthcare, LLC: Reimaging Primary Care

Fathers' Uplift

Fathers' Uplift: Forging Ahead

HopeWell

Taking the Lead on Foster Care: Becoming a Data Driven and Learning Organization

MAVEN Project

Increasing Utilization of The MAVEN Project's Telehealth Platform to Reduce Extraneous Specialist Referrals

Merrimack Volley Academy

Merrimack Volley: A Nonprofit Toolkit for Success

Oxfam

Strategic Supply Chain Engagement: Influencing International Agribusinesses' Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights Practices

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Assessing the Costs of Clinical Research at Tufts

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Reducing Missed Research Apointments for the Tufts Clinical and Translational Research Center

2018 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

Cambridge Health Alliance

Defining and Addressing the No-Show Challenge in Primary Care at Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge Health Alliance

Optimizing Discharge Processes at Cambridge Health Alliance Child Psych Units

Camp Ramah in New England

Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, D.C.

Ceres

Increasing Unrestricted Revenue by Enhancing the Ceres Membership Experience

Education for Sharing

Creating an Organizational Strategy for a Latin American Youth NGO Seeking US Implementation

Haverhill Promise

Haverhill Promise, Next Steps for Early Literacy

Highland Healthcare Associates IPA

How Team-Based Care Affects Burnout

Mil Milagros

Making the Case for Corporate Engagement: A Pathway to Corporate Awareness and Financial Support for Mil Milagros

Mystic Valley Urology Associates

Navigating the Transition to Value-based Care

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Centering Equity and Collaboration: HR Systems and Structures to Support Long-Term Sustainability

SparkShare

Deepening Value: Clarifying Impact for Strategic Positioning

Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center

The Trend from Infusion-based to Oral Oncolytics in the Delivery of Cancer Care

Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization

Tufts Medical Center: Physician Compensation

2017 Team Consulting Projects

Client

Project Description

Boston Youth Wrestling

Boston Youth Wrestling: Stabilization & Evaluation for Sustainable Growth

City of Haverhill

A Prospect for Haverhill: Performance-Based Budgeting for a Better Tomorrow

Eden Village Camp

"Eden Village": Growing the Governance Model

Entrepreneurship for All

Helping Ventures Survive the Long-Haul: Impact Assessment and Alumni Engagement 

EPIC

Guiding the Epic Model: A Strategic Path to Developing Organizational Capacity

Friends of Fort Point Channel

Effective Governance for Effective Stewardship

Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island: Aligning Organizational Identity

InnerCity Weightlifting

Growing ICW's Revenue Streams to Support Expansion to Seaport

Lahey

Demonstrating the Value of Simulation Training: A Study of Housekeeping Staff at Lahey Hospital

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center: Operating Room Block Schedule Redesign

Onduo (a joint venture of Google Life and Sciences and Sanofi)

Understanding PCPs Willingness and Capability to Adopt a Technology-Enabled Diabetes Disease Management Solution

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

31 Bits

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

Adventures in Learning

Adventures in Learning: Achieving Organizational Alignment and Financial Sustainability

Brush with Bamboo

Strategic Planning and Marketing Support for the Marino Center for Integrative Health

Cambridge Health Alliance

Cost Benefit Analysis of Hallus Valgus Surgery

City of Leominster, MA

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

City of Somerville, MA

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

Institute for Pediatric Innovation

Pediatric Drug Reformulations: Possible Candidate and Strategy Implementation

iSpecimen

Biospecimen Solid Tissue Market Research for iSpecimen

iSpecimen

iTeam Presents: Solutions that Don’t Break the Biobank

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

Lahey Otolaryngology

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

MySababa.org

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

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

Tufts Ambulatory Surgery

Establishing a Separate Ambulatory Surgical Set-up

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

Vilna Shul

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

YouthBuild USA/Jobs for the Future

MyBestBets: Where Mission Meets Market

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

MBA students sitting together in the Heller library.