Process Overview

ACT completes two project cycles each year: Spring–Summer and Fall–Winter.

ACT Project Cycle


Apply for a Project (January & July)

  • Nonprofits inquire about ACT consulting
  • Project screener has phone conversation with nonprofit
  • Eligible nonprofits invited to apply

Develop the Project (February & August)

Project screeners meet with select nonprofits to:

  • Assure ACT can meet the client request
  • Clearly define project outcomes

Project Begins (March & September)

  • ACT recruits volunteer consultants
  • Project leaders meet with client to develop work plan
  • Team meets with client and begins its research and analysis
  • Full teams present findings to date in mid-course review (June & December)
  • Fast Track engagements conclude (June & December)

Complete the Project (September & March)

  • Final report: team presents recommendations to client management and board
  • Consultants and client complete online evaluation

Assess the Project (October & April)

  • 12-month follow up: project leader and team reconnect with the client to assess project impact
Upcoming Key Dates for ACT Clients
01 Jul 2022 Deadline to Submit ACT Interest Form
17 Jul 2022 Deadline to Submit ACT Application
11 — 25 Aug 2022 Volunteer Recruitment for Project Teams
02 Sept 2022 Nonprofits Notified of Results of Volunteer Recruitment