about us


 

SOURCE is a student-run nonprofit consulting organization at Claremont Mckenna College that provides pro bono consulting services to nonprofits in the greater Los Angeles area. Each academic year, we partner with 7 clients to build capacity and increase efficiency. We are dedicated to providing quality services through our values of collaboration, innovation, and action.

our mission

Empower Nonprofits. Develop Students.

our values

 
 

Our History

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In 2005, a small group of students created SOURCE as a way to add value to nonprofit organizations and grow professionally by collaborating to solve real challenges faced by the community. Through the 2005 Kravis Leadership Institute Business Plan Competition, they solidified their vision and principles for the student organization they wanted to create. Ultimately, this organization was intended to serve as a bridge between Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont community. With the initial financial support from the City of Claremont and the Kravis Leadership Institute at CMC, the number of SOURCE teams grew over the next several years. Thanks to these organizations, as well as other generous organizations and individuals, SOURCE has expanded to its current model of seven client teams each year.

During that transitional time, SOURCE began rotating through different organizations, enabling a wider reach into the community and diversifying experiences for the student consultants. In 2014, the managers created the Associate Consultant Program for new hires to enhance the student experience in SOURCE through training, mentorship, and culture. SOURCE has welcomed more sponsors, consultants, and nonprofit organizations to the team over the last few years in an effort to diversify our perspectives, our work, and our impact. We have expanded our community impact by partnering with a range of nonprofits and strengthened our student development by supporting internal initiatives. SOURCE grows every year as new consultants solve new problems alongside new nonprofit partners, all while embodying the values of innovation, collaboration, integrity, professionalism, and action that have been the foundations of our organization since the beginning.

 

 

OUR IMPACT

SOURCE hopes to impact both the nonprofit and student communities

At the end of every academic year, SOURCE publishes a Year-End Report that summarizes its work for that year. The report represents the results of SOURCE's work, but does not fully encompass it — there are some benefits that no number can express.

 

WE RELY ON THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SUPPORTERS TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT ZERO COST TO NONPROFITS


 OUR TEAM

MANAGERS

 

CLAREMONT CANOPY

 

FAIRPLEX

 

GLADEO

 

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