For Nonprofits

What Our Clients Say

“OKC Beautiful was honored to be chosen by TOG to address areas of concern within the organization. The group addressed our concerns and researched strategies for sustainable growth and continued outreach. The information and tools provided by these students will have a lasting impact on the future success of our organization.” – OKC Beautiful

“The Oklahoma Group may be a student run consulting group, but these guys are superstars! They are bright, engaging and worked hard to understand our school’s needs. Their recommendations were well researched and supported. We look forward to implementing their suggestions!” – Trinity School

Prospective Clients

The Oklahoma Group (TOG) is student organization at the University of Oklahoma that works to provide pro-bono professional consulting services to non-profits in central Oklahoma. While our goal is to help organizations solve immediate problems, we provide recommendations that are not only sustainable, but allow for future organic growth. Our work is tailored to our clients’ specific needs and designed to optimize the performance of the nonprofit as a whole. The duration of each project is approximately 14-16 weeks, culminating in professional, insightful, and well-researched recommendations tailored to your non-profit’s needs and visions for the future.

Nonprofit Application

Our application for the Spring 2018 will be available later this year under the Apply tab.

Eligibility

Any non-profit organization in central Oklahoma with 501(c) status is eligible to apply for a project with The Oklahoma Group. The Oklahoma Group has worked with a wide range of small and large organizations on a diverse array of planning, marketing, competitive analysis, expansion, development, and financing projects. Our goal is to solve challenges by providing tailored recommendations that meet specific needs and allow for practical implementation.

How can I apply?

If you think your non-profit could benefit from our pro-bono service, please fill out our online application form. The application should detail how you think we can provide strategic advice to your organization. Once all the applications are in and after an initial review, the Vice President of Nonprofit Engagement will contact and meet select applicants to learn more about their project, assess its compatibility with TOG, and narrow the scope of the project. After the interview process, we will then select our clients for the fall that we think we can best serve.

Selection Criteria

  • Active Vision for the Community: TOG selects clients that seek to benefit and serve the communities in Central Oklahoma.
  • TOG Capabilities: TOG seeks projects that are aligned with our resources, capabilities, and skill sets.
  • Challenging Proposal: TOG looks for projects that will expand the knowledge of our consultants and clients.
  • Time Availability: TOG requires consistent communication between the project team and client contact.
  • Accessibility: TOG requires that the organization is located in Central Oklahoma and is easily accessible to the project team.
  • Ability to Implement: TOG’s client contact must have the ability to make critical business decisions regarding the implementation of our recommendation.

Not everyone who applies is guaranteed a consultation. We receive a large number of applicants each time and due to time and resources the number of projects we can run at any one time is limited.

How much does it cost?

A consultation from The Oklahoma Group is free! Our aim is to tap into the fresh thinking and creative insight of university students to provide business-consulting services to non-profit organizations on a completely pro-bono basis. In nearly all cases, we also do not require any office space or equipment hire.

How long does a consultation with The Oklahoma Group last?

The consultation process usually takes 14-16 weeks. We usually take two rounds of projects: one round starting in August and finishing in December and a second round of projects starting in January running until May. The project length is fixed and designed so that the clients can benefit from an optimum and concentrated period of time from our consultants who are all students.

How much time and effort will a consultation take-up for me?

No office space or resources need to be provided for our service. We will ask for our clients to send their point of contact for TOG to the University of Oklahoma to meet with their project team during our Boot Camp training for our consultants; however after that the project team will always come to your site to meet.
 When undergoing a consultation service it is essential that the client and consultant maintains regular contact and that the client is able to answer any questions or requests that the consultants have along the way, as ultimately these requests will most probably benefit your organization in the long-term. We therefore do ask that your organization assign one dedicated point of contact to maintain contact with your designated TOG consultants. Please only apply if your organization has the time to respond to a consultant’s occasional emails and queries over a 10-12 week period.

Check out our Completed Projects!