Not-for Profit Project

Whether you are a small community group wanting help with a fundraising campaign, or a larger company looking at sustainability or CSR issues, the NFP project will give you the tangible, actionable results you need to develop your organisation - and, typically, you don't need to pay a penny.

You get free consultancy; they get a life-changing experience.

Why do a Not-for Profit project?

  • More than 200 hours of intensive work from five MBAs
  • An average of five days support by a world class tutor
  • A consultancy project worth £10,000 in equivalent consultancy fees
  • The opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with MBS in the future
  • The chance to contribute to global business education.

What will it cost?

In most cases absolutely nothing. NFP projects are usually completely free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1 - Agreement in principle to undertake an NFP

Step 2 - Develop project brief
Whether you have clearly defined objectives and deliverables, or just a vague idea of the issue you need addressing, we can help you develop a brief that will give you the outcome you want.

Step 3 - Submit brief to MBS
We will choose the most appropriate student group for your particular business needs. Wherever possible we will try to match the students' professional and/or personal background to your organisation's aims and requirements.

Step 4 - Begin your project
It is up to you how much time you commit during the project but we recommend regular dialogue to check the team's progress and discuss any issues. The more time you put in, the better outcome you'll get.

Step 5 - Get the results
Your student team will present the outcomes of their research to you. This will be followed up with a formal report. You will be asked for your feedback on the project as part of our commitment to continually improving the NFP Project for future clients and students.

Schedule and time commitment

When

Early July

Early September

September-November

Mid November

December

What

Agree brief and submit to MBS

Meet/brief team

Project completed

Final presentations

Receive final report

Time commitment (approx)

4 hours

2 hours

1 hour per week

2 hours


Case studies

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

MBA students undertook a market analysis to identify potential corporate partners and demonstrate the best ways for MAG to engage more effectively with the private sector.

Read MAG's story

Manchester Aid for Children (MAC)

An MBA team helped MAC gain a better understanding of how to run a successful charity and developed an action plan to achieve their fundraising goals.

Read MAC's story