What Our Clients Are Saying


Our work with our dream team was invaluable to imagining the future for BYkids.

— Holly Carter, Executive Director

As a small organization, the brainstorming session provided us with feedback and perspectives that we would not likely have access to. It was a valuable tool that will assist us as we grow our program.


Joann Ferrara, Executive Director
Dancing Dreams

Harvard Business School Community Partners helped our organization focus on a curriculum for bringing speakers to libraries, church and synagogues and other community organizations. Our organization is a resource group comprised of women business owners who provide services for senior citizens. The brainstorming session was very worthwhile and we appreciate all of the input from your members. Thank you!

Nancy Kessler, Founder
WEDC Senior Providers’ Network

The HBSCNY team were professional, thoughtful, thorough and great to work with. They really helped us think through the challenges and implement the infrastructure needed for us to transition from an opportunistic-based partnership and development approach to a structured, disciplined strategy.

Michael Abrams, President
Four Block

 I would recommend working with the HBSCNY Community Partners to any non-profit, without hesitation.

  Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development
The Trust for Public Land

HBS Community Partners takes care in putting together a strong team whose expertise matches with the needs of the organization. Overall a great resource group and would definitely look to them for help in the future.

Bala Venkatachalam, Executive Director
Pratham USA

This was a terrific group that shared the Museum’s vision and embraced its purpose. The team helped us clarify what we needed to do to institutionalize our operations while protecting the creative and entrepreneurial culture that had made the Museum so successful.

Morris Vogel, President
Tenement Museum

We really appreciate the good will and amount of genuine interest that Community Partners brought to our institution. It was a great opportunity for senior staff to interact with creative and high level thinkers on a variety of topics in a very informal and collaborative environment. Thank you Community Partners for spending time with us, and we hope to stay in touch!

Elissa Cohen, Deputy Director & Senior VP
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Each person from HBSCNY Community Partners was warm and inviting, driven towards end goals, relentless in their work, and so much more. I have had the opportunity to pursue many partnerships in my time as an educator and as a leader but I can think of few instances where I have worked with a group of individuals that have given so much and contributed so greatly to a community. Thank you so much for all that you do.

Courtney Russell  Director of Regional Operations
Lighthouse Academies

The HBSCY CP is a great way for a non-profit to get an outside perspective on an operational strategy that the board is working to resolve.

  Julie Gallanty, Senior Executive Director
West Side

We are facing several organizational and strategic challenges as we grow into a more mature non-profit seeking to increase sustainability and expand its impact in the community. We could not have asked for a better partner than our HBS Community Partners project team to help us tackle these challenges. They really understood our mission and the obstacles we face. We are excited to begin implementing many of their recommendations.

Andrew So, Executive Director
South Bronx United Inc.

HBSNY community partners has been a really nice experience for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. They independently validated some of the approaches we were thinking about and gave us some new insights for the future. We are looking forward to do more projects with them.

Annette Bakker, President-CSO
Children’s Tumor Foundation