Connecting non-profits with top b-school talent

Whether fiscal, competitive, or technological, the modern challenges facing 501(c) organizations require business skills to navigate - the same capabilities our students are developing at Fuqua. The Fuqua Volunteer Corps is made up of recent graduates who are ready to help non-profit organizations with temporary support in different business domains.

Is a Fuqua Volunteer Corps member a match for your organization?

FVC Members are generally a good match with an organization under the following set of conditions:

  • Sponsor Requirements
    • You are a certified 501(c) organization
    • You are based in the United States
  • Project Requirements
    • Allows for an estimated 20+ hours of work/per week for the duration of the effort
    • Utilizes at least one of the skillsets developed in the FVC Member’s degree program
    • Ideal engagement involves approximately 2-12 weeks of work, although project duration is flexible
  • Staffing Requirements
    • Designated representative from the Sponsor must directly supervise the FVC Member
    • FVC Member’s work must not displace an employee, or perform work that would otherwise be performed by employees of the Sponsor organization
  • Documentation Requirements
    • Sponsor must provide a volunteer employment letter for the FVC Member
    • Letter will include the project description, project duration, duties to be performed, minimum requirements, method of supervision, supervisor contact information, and a statement that the FVC Member is unpaid by design

Members of the Fuqua Volunteer Corps are graduate business students or recent alumni with expertise in a wide range of industries and functions. Depending on your need, the FVC can bring a diverse set of advanced skills and professional experiences to current challenges in your organization.

Capabilities within the Corps include audit, budget formulation, business development, capacity building, cash flow management, cost reduction, data analysis, data reporting and visualization, digital media strategy, endowment risk management, financial analysis and scenario planning, general management, impact evaluation, leadership development, machine learning, market research, marketing, outreach, operations, project management, research, resource allocation, strategic planning, and technology integration.

Activities will be unique to each organization’s needs, but here are potential engagement examples:


  • Create data visualizations and incorporate machine learning to gain a deeper understanding of your donor behavior.
  • Recommend data collection methods, clean data, and provide data analysis to track progress towards program key performance indicators.


  • Create, implement, and measure innovative fund-raising initiatives.
  • Identify, analyze, and propose grant opportunities, innovative finance sources, and research investment aligned with the Sponsor’s mission and having a quantifiably high likelihood of success.


  • Analyze endowment risk and make recommendations to balance cash flow needs.
  • Identify sources of funding and prepare grant/loan applications, incorporating quantifiable impact analysis.


  • Develop recommendations to increase the reach of Sponsor services, incorporating market analysis and cost structure redesign.
  • Design digital media strategy to increase total site visits. Implement and measure effectiveness, incorporating appropriate adjustments based on marketing analytics.


  • Perform process analysis to reduce costs while ensuring Sponsor impact is maintained.
  • Improve procurement and supply chain processes to more efficiently source and utilize resources to achieve Sponsor mission.

Fuqua Volunteer Corps Members are committed to the successful completion of the project during the desired timeframe. In the case that a FVC Member is unable to serve to the end of the designated timeframe, that volunteer is expected to give the Sponsor a minimum of two weeks’ notice and, if possible, train a replacement FVC Member to take over their duties and complete the project.


If you have questions after looking over the information here, feel free to send an email to the Career Management Center.

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