With the start of the New Year, our Flyer Consulting team has returned to Dayton, Ohio this week to begin their spring semester at the University of Dayton after a busy winter break. With the beginning of the semester, I have the privilege of writing what will be the first of many Flyer Consulting blog posts.
While you’ll be hearing from many of our 20-student consultant team, I’d like to focus the first couple of my posts on explaining in a bit more detail what Flyer Consulting is and how we serve nonprofit organizations across the country.
FC consists of 20 all-star consultants (think the 1992 USA Men's Olympic Basketball Dream Team) who have diverse skills, perspectives and experiences. Just as there are point guards, shooting forwards and centers in basketball, FC is full of marketing, finance, accounting and other majors. And with any team, there are both experienced and newer members. In Flyer Consulting experienced members are Executive Consultants, newer members are Associate Consultants and the student leaders are known as the Executive Board. All three of these groups consist of the students who work on projects for our nonprofit clients (AKA our Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy).
With the players of our superstar team in mind, what is FC's goal? Winning an NBA Championship? Getting MVP awards? Building a dynasty to rival that of the 1950s-1960s Boston Celtics? Our team at FC likes to dream bigger. Every semester our team assists nonprofits across the country with any business-related issues that they may be having. Fundraising? Marketing? Finance? IT? Our dream team can assist in those areas and beyond. What is our championship trophy or MVP award? Knowing that nonprofit organizations are able to operate better and focus on advancing their mission. In other words, even though our team is made up of Magic Johnson's, Michael Jordan's and Stephen Curry's, when we win and meet our goals, successful nonprofit organizations are the real MVP.