MTAP Consulting Project Application (Organization)

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Program Information

For Organizations
Student Consulting Project Application
Organization Evaluation
Organization Recruitment Flyer

For Students
Student Consulting Project Application
Student Consultant Mid-Point Check-In
Student Particpant Profile
Student Evaluation
Student Recruitment Flyer

MTAP Conference & Symposium Highlights

Contact Information

Name: Nedy Windham
Phone #: (612) 625-2053

MTAP Consulting Project Application for Organizations

Sponsored by The University of Minnesota's
Office for Business & Community Economic Development



The Office for Business & Community Economic Development (OBCED) partners with the U of M graduate and professional programs in business, human resources, law, computer science, economic development, nonprofit management and public health to offer this unique program.  This program is designed to help community-based nonprofits and small businesses, which serve Minnesota communities.

The Management & Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) strives to improve the quality of life in Minnesota’s urban communities by enhancing the performance and overall effectiveness of community-based nonprofits and small businesses.  MTAP focuses on helping these organizations build capacity and improve service delivery, as well as assisting them in accomplishing critical management and operational objectives.

This program also gives students the opportunity to gain consulting experience working with diverse nonprofits and small businesses while the clients receive services that directly influence their success.

Student Consulting Projects will be offered during the fall and spring semesters. The OBCED Program Manager receives applications for the program, and then matches qualifying organizations with qualified student consultants. One or more students are assigned to a project, depending on the scope and type of project requested, with each student contributing 60-80 hours.  Progjects MUST be completed within the semester timeframe (approx. 3 1/2 months).  Student consulting payments are made at the conclusion of the project.  All currently enrolled Univerisity of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduate and professional students from all schools and departments are eligible and encouraged to participate.

Project proposals will be accepted in the topical areas of Market Research and Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Public Health, Marketing Plan Development, Human Resources Management, Community Health Education, Business Plan Development, Demography Studies, Social Work, Communications, Feasibility Study, Population Health Coordination, Finance and Accounting, Program Evaluation/Measurement, Nursing/Care Management, Strategic Planning, Operations Management, IT/Technology Development, Management Information Systems, Health/Medical Research, Nonprofit Management, Fund Development and Program Development.


  • health or medical community-based nonprofit organization or small business serving economically disadvantaged communities and/or communities of color
  • Located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area
  • In operation for at least three years
  • Nonprofits must be 501(c)(3) Certified
  • Businesses must be Women-, Minority- or Disabled-owned
  • Able to clearly define project scope, goals, objectives and deliverables
  • Able to provide on-going educational experience and supervision to students
  • Able to attend a pre-project orientation session and provide a post-project evaluation
  • Able to pay an Administrative Fee of $100.00 


  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Online Application for Nonprofits and Businesses

For Nonprofits

Preview  Application  [, 107 KB]

For Businesses
Preview  Application  [107 KB]

For more information, please contact:

Nedy Windham
Office for Business & Community Economic Development
University of Minnesota
2221 University Avenue SE, Suite 136
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone Number: (612) 625-2053
Fax Number: (612) 625-9056
Email Address: