About Management Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)


The Office for Business & Community Economic Development (OBCED) partners with the U of M graduate and professional programs in business, human resources, law, computer science, economic development, nonprofit management and public health to offer this unique program.  This program is designed to help community-based nonprofits and small businesses, which serve Minnesota communities.

The Management & Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) strives to improve the quality of life in Minnesota’s urban communities by enhancing the performance and overall effectiveness of community-based nonprofits and small businesses.  MTAP focuses on helping these organizations build capacity and improve service delivery, as well as assisting them in accomplishing critical management and operational objectives.

This program also gives students the opportunity to gain consulting experience working with diverse nonprofits and small businesses while the clients receive services that directly influence their success.

Student Consulting Projects will be offered during the fall and spring semesters. The OBCED Program Manager receives applications for the program, and then matches qualifying organizations with qualified student consultants. One or more students are assigned to a project, depending on the scope and type of project requested, with each student contributing 60-80 hours.  Projects MUST be completed within the semester time frame (approx. 3 1/2 months).  Student consulting payments are made at the conclusion of the project.  All currently enrolled University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduate and professional students from all schools and departments are eligible and encouraged to participate.

For more information, please contact:

Nedy Windham
Office for Business & Community Economic Development
University of Minnesota
2221 University Avenue SE, Suite 136
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone Number: (612) 625-2053
Fax Number: (612) 625-9056
Email Address: windh003@umn.edu