"Everyone who worked on the effort felt energized by being part of something new and potentially of great value to our city."
Michael F. Moriarty, Vice President, A.T. Kearney
Become a Partner
Top firms provide their services pro bono through Civic Consulting Alliance because the work has great impact on the viability of the metropolitan area, gives back to the community, and adds to the professional development of their staff.
Every pro project includes a formal scope and a project plan approved by the client. As a partner, you will have high-level interaction with the client. Civic Consulting staff ties the projects to broader regional reforms, and will continue to provide updates to the partners after the project has ended. Our staff will work with your team to develop a customized schedule of contributions based on your pro bono interests.
To find out how you or your company can participate in this unique public-private partnership, please contact us. We have a frequently updated pipeline of projects planned for now and throughout the fiscal year, so we can work with you to find the right project fit.
Steps to Becoming a Partner:
1. Contact us or call 312-853-9160
2. Schedule an exploratory interview with our staff to discuss pro bono interests, capacity, and current opportunities
3. Narrow down a short-list of potential projects
4. Meet with client to finalize the project match
5. Project kickoff
6. Point person from Civic Consulting will help manage project and provide support
Civic Consulting Alliance customizes each partnership to meet your company's expectations. Typical partnership models and specific examples of their work include:
· Project teams. Management consulting firms typically assign a team of project manager plus consultants full time for a few months to work on a single project. Example: Planning for Growth in Chicago Tourism
· Law firms. Law firms often assign a team of a partner and associates to work part time on a project for a few months. Example: City County Workforce Development Merger
· On-loan executives. Many different types of companies, from architecture to law to manufacturing to warehousing, place an associate or executive on a project on part-time or full-time basis. Example: Anti-Violence Collaboration
· Fellows. Professional service firms sponsor their senior and mid-level staff to spend four months to a year full time with Civic Consulting. During that time, the fellow will typically work on several projects. Example: Bus Bunching
· Advisory boards. Civic Consulting's long-term projects typically have advisory boards. Many partners choose to lend an expert from their company to serve on an advisory board. Example: Green Ribbon Committee
Please look through Our Work for more examples of how you can get involved.