Alumni Consulting Team for Nonprofits

Alumni and their families celebrating ACT's 30th Anniversary.

The Stanford Alumni Consulting Team provides pro bono consulting expertise in a wide range of areas, including strategic planning, marketing, earned revenue, financial sustainability, and organizational growth.

ACT projects are customized to the specific needs of each client organization. Created by Stanford GSB alumni in 1987, ACT has grown to be one of the largest pro bono resource providers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Browse the articles below to see some of the ways that ACT volunteers have helped Bay Area nonprofits increase their impact.

ACT’s Impact over Time


Kathy Sussman
Executive Director, Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf

“Working with the ACT team was a highly engaging, challenging, and exciting experience that resulted in a shared vision for our program’s future. The recommendations were clearly defined, and we were able to begin the implementation process immediately. We loved the shared energy from each member of the ACT team!”

ACT’s Impact

August 15, 2019
Stanford GSB’s ACT program sends alumni into social impact organizations to strategically solve problems and plan for growth.
Illustration of people holding up a school. Credit: Linn Fritz
June 23, 2017
Hundreds of Stanford MBA volunteers donate more than $3 million of consulting value annually.
ACT volunteers | Stacy Geiken Photography
August 3, 2015
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc (PVI) asked ACT to help them develop a viable business plan for their Little House Senior Activity Center.
A plaque that reads: In gratitude to the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team - Sean Bandarkar, John Carlson, Win Derman, Deirdre Noris, Linda Schuck, Bob Stevens, Fred Thieman - March, 2015
August 1, 2015
Anticipating a major donor’s funding would end soon, BARTC turned to Stanford ACT to revise its marketing plan.
A mountain biker smiles as she rides down a hill.