"I’m glad to have been a part of making our city a better place!"
--Tom Schapira, Accenture
Civic Consulting Alliance is a partnership that reshapes how the city works. We build teams of our own staff, business experts, and government leaders. Together we figure out workable and enduring ways to make our city more livable, affordable, and globally competitive.
At no cost to the taxpayer, we undertake high-impact work that government agencies neither have the capacity, time, nor expertise to address. Talent from the world's top firms join us pro bono because it's the most effective way to work toward results such as higher graduation and employment rates, reduced government costs, and less red tape for businesses.
For twenty-five years, Civic Consulting has led series of long-term projects to make a difference that no single firm could achieve on its own.
For an overview of Civic Consulting Alliance and examples of our work, see our Civic Consulting Alliance Overview presentation. To learn more about how Civic Consulting's pro bono model works, and how it compares to other models, see Making Pro Bono Work (PDF), a paper by the Taproot Foundation. Taproot president and founder Aaron Hurst also wrote for the Huffington Post on how Civic Consulting works and why our model should be replicated: "How Pro Bono Business Can Help Hurting City Halls"
Watch Mayor Richard M. Daley speak on his 22 years of partnership with Civic Consulting and what it meant for him and for the city: