Project Run With It

Sponsored by Moss Adams LLP

Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM EDT

Project Run With It (PRWI) furthers the community service component of Beta Alpha Psi and provides members/candidates with an opportunity to engage in a real-world consulting project.

For the first time since Project Run With It began in 2008, the 2020 competition was carried out on a virtual platform. Project Coordinators believed they should be true to the project name and concept and “Run With” the circumstances that existed. Travel and face-to-face networking were necessarily restricted, but the PRWI 2020 competition was still a resounding success.

As project coordinators prepare for PRWI 2021, circumstances are still uncertain. Plans are underway for a live meeting in Las Vegas in August 2021. At the same time, planning for the possibility of a virtual competition is also moving forward. 

Some important elements of Project Run With It are not uncertain, and we urge every chapter to consider these elements and the value of engaging in this live consulting case competition:

  • Student participants will work together to develop solutions to real-life business problems of actual not-for-profit (NFP) organizations.
  • Details about the NFP and the request for proposals will be released to participating students in advance to allow students to familiarize themselves with the organization and their mission
  • Students will be assigned to teams with students from other chapters and regions and have an opportunity to network, collaborate and develop professional presentation materials
  • Live Question and Answer sessions with representatives of the NFP will give participants an opportunity to connect with and understand unique aspects of Not-for-Profit organizations and their dedicated passion for their cause.
  • Every student team will have an opportunity to create real value in research, fresh outlook and alternative proposals and solutions.

2021 Nonprofit Organizations

Project Coordinators are currently in the selection process for NFP organizations to participate in PRWI 2021.  

Project Run With It 2021 participants will take on challenging business issues at the request of the selected NFPs to assist them in furthering their worthy and timely mission. Details of the projects will be released to selected participants who confirm their intent to compete and to register for the BAP 2021 Annual Meeting by May 1, 2021.

Award

Each chapter represented on the first place teams will receive a plaque (which will bear the name of the participating student and chapter) and a $1,000 cash award. 

General Process

Follow the link to the Project Run With It Participant Schedule under Important Information at the top right of this page. The schedule will also be updated for important details as they are determined.

Nomination Process

To submit a nomination form, please click here. The deadline for nominations is Saturday, May 1, 2021 by 11:59PM ET.

Other Information

Winners will be announced during the 2021 Annual Meeting on August 6, 2021.

Contact

For more information or questions please contact Bonnie Villarreal at BAPPRWI@gmail.com.