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 (BCED) 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 BCED Program Manager receives applications for the program, and then matches qualifying clients with student consultants. One or more students are assigned to a project, depending on the scope and type of project that is requested.  

Graduate and Professional students enrolled at the University of Minnesota in the following schools are eligible and encouraged to participate in the MTAP Student Projects:  Public Health, Social Work, Medical School, Carlson School of Management, IT/Computer Science, Law School, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and all other graduate and professional schools on the Twin Cities campus. 


In considering your project request, be advised that students are only required to expend approximately 60-80 HOURS each on the project for the duration of the school semester (approximately 3 months).  Please make sure your project fits within this timeframe.    

Organizations that participate in the program must be:

  • A community-based nonprofit organization or small business serving urban/diverse communities
  • Located in the Minnesota greater metropolitan area
  • In operation for at least three years
  • Nonprofits must be 501(c)3 Certified
  • Businesses must be a minority-, woman- or disabled-owned business
  • Able to provide on-going educational experience and supervision to students
  • Able to clearly define project scope, goals, objectives and delierables
  • Able to pay an Administrative Fee of $100.00

Consulting assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Fund Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Program Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Plan Development
  • Operations Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Communications
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Demography Studies
  • Feasibility Study
  • Program Evaluation/Measurement
  • Management Information Systems
  • IT/Technology Development
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Health/Medical Research


  • Application Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2018


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: