Becoming a Partner

Top firms provide their pro bono services through Civic Consulting Alliance because we have a track record of impact and unique relationships with the public sector. Our projects also provide an unmatched professional development opportunity for partner staff.

We tailor our engagement to meet the partner’s expectations. Our team will work with you to match your pro bono interests and capabilities with the right projects.

Our team also ties individual projects to broader regional reforms and continue to provide updates to partners after the project has ended.

Working with us is not a “nights and weekends” commitment. Because we drive big change, in big issues, our partners work with us in the same way they work in their professional lives. From there, the form of our collaboration varies.

Some examples of how pro bono partners work with us include:

  • Project teams – Management consulting firms typically assign a project manager and several consultants full time and one to three partners for three to four months to work on a single project.
  • Fellowships – Partners sponsor their staff to spend four months to a year, full time, with Civic Consulting. During that time, the fellow will typically work on several projects. Learn more
  • Executive fellowships – Our Executive Fellowship program is similar in scope to the Fellowship program but typically involves very senior executives with 20-30 years of experience. Executive Fellows have reached the pinnacles of their careers and are looking for a new and stimulating opportunity that allows them to give back. Learn more
  • Legal teams – Law firms frequently work with us to provide pro bono legal services in topics as broad as contract compliance, data privacy and sharing law and criminal law. As with other firms, law firms work with us in the same way and with the same commitment of resources as they work with their regular clients.

We have a frequently updated pipeline of upcoming projects, and we will work with you to find the right project for your staff. To find out how you or your company can participate in this unique public-private partnership, please contact Brian Fabes.

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Those of us who are business leaders have a particular responsibility to invest in our communities. We do business in these communities. We live in these communities.

Tom Wilson

Chairman, President, and CEO, Allstate Corporation

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Civic Consulting Alliance projects are always among the most sought-after in Bain's Chicago office. Working with such talented, passionate, and engaging people has been rewarding both for me and the people on my teams.

Keith Bevans

Partner, Bain & Company

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If you're considering working with Civic Consulting, do. They do an excellent job pairing talent with clients' needs, and there's nothing more rewarding than knowing your hard work has made a difference in public life.

Matt Crowl

Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila

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There is no organization as special and unique as Civic Consulting Alliance in terms of impact.

Kish Khemani

Partner, A.T. Kearney