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Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 2020


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PUBLISHED BY THE NORTHEAST BUSINESS & ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION © 2020 The Northeast Business & Economics Association reserves the right to publish the Proceedings in both print and electronic formats. The individual authors retain the copyright over their own articles.


The impact of fruitful partnerships can go a long way to improve society and better the communities in which we live in. Student consulting teams have taken the initiative to conduct field research and establish a wide range of partnerships in order to raise awareness of a local non-profit and continue its mission toward sustainable growth. This past semester has brought about additional challenges that normally would not be present in order to complete their charge assigned by their client (e.g. non-profit) and do it with finesse. The capstone course is transformational in nature due to the students working with a live non-profit and completing real-world research. If we add to the current learning environment the uncertainties of the global pandemic, we see this transformation of our students amplified due to their unwavering commitment to their client, but also society at large. This one consulting team’s turnkey recommendations really speaks to their perseverance throughout this process and in our current environment. They were able to solidify solid partnerships for this non-profit and push through adversity by coming together as a community for the greater good.

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The authors are graduate students with the exception of Dr. DiStefano who is faculty.

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