About Us


Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO) is a national organization of undergraduate student led consulting groups, dedicated to developing communities through pro-bono engagements with local nonprofits.

The concept is simple – SCNO links talented students, who are eager to learn and gain new experiences, with nonprofit organizations, who are often constrained by limited resources. This creates a mutually beneficial relationship yielding powerful results.

Small teams at each chapter apply their experience and objective analysis towards complex issues at a client nonprofit. The engagement allows students to gain professional skills and practical consulting experience. Simultaneously, the client gains a dedicated team that delivers professional solutions while they focus on serving the community. SCNO is not an organization of theory and case studies; members work with real clients to develop solutions to real problems.

The national organization of SCNO was created in 2011 to connect our presence across the country. SCNO National is dedicated to providing educational and developmental support, which will, in turn, enhance the impact of each chapter’s work in their respective community. Today, our chapters provide solutions ranging from business plans and marketing strategies to donor management tools and environmental impact consulting.

We are over 10 chapters strong with more on the way. See our list of active chapters.