Chicago

Current Clients

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2019-20 Chicago Project Roster

826CHI
Chicago, IL
www.826cni.org

826CHI supports students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and helps teachers inspire their students to write.

826CHI is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to develop a plan to increase their reach into Chicago Public Schools by 50%.

 

Albany Park Community Center
Chicago, IL
www.apccchgo.org

Albany Park Community Center empowers immigrant children and families by providing a wide range of education services, from pre-school to small business support.

Albany Park Community Center is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to lay the foundation for their strategic plan – helping them hone their programming focus and identify the key areas the plan should address.

 

Better Government Association
Chicago, IL
www.bettergov.org

For almost 100 years, the Better Government Association has promoted transparency, efficiency, and accountability in local and statewide government through investigative journalism and civic engagement.

Better Government Association is receiving a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to develop a marketing platform and a plan to expand and engage their audience.

 

Cancer Wellness Center
Northbrook, IL
www.cancerwellness.org

Cancer Wellness Center seeks to improve the emotional and physical well-being of people affected by cancer and their loved ones through education, wellness services, and psychosocial support, free of charge.

Cancer Wellness Center is receiving a STRATEGIC MARKETING project to develop a plan to build awareness among the donor community to drive fundraising.

 

Chicago Furniture Bank
Chicago, IL
www.chicagofurniturebank.org

Chicago Furniture Bank is a startup nonprofit that’s generating a lot of buzz. It collects donations of gently used furniture and household goods and distributes them to families and individuals transitioning into supportive housing, turning empty spaces into comfortable homes.

Chicago Furniture Bank is receiving a FUNDING/GROWTH STRATEGY project to evaluate new revenue generation opportunities and provide guidance on fundraising best practices.

 

Claretian Associates
Chicago, IL
www.claretianassociates.org

Claretian Associates provides affordable housing and vital services that benefit the safety and wellbeing of South Chicago families, including the Safe Passage Program to ensure children can safely get to school.

Claretian Assocaites is receiving a FUNDING/GROWTH STRATEGY project to evaluate new revenue generation opportunities (e.g., commercial real estate) and assess the proper funding ratio across their programs.

 

Concordia Place
Chicago, IL
www.concordiaplace.org

Concordia Place promotes growth and opportunity through economically inclusive early childhood, teen leadership, and senior wellness programs.

Concordia Place is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to inform the best path forward for their early education programming in light of Universal Preschool coming to Chicago Public Schools.

 

Housing Choice Partners
Chicago, IL
www.housingchoicepartners.org

Housing Choice Partners is dedicated to expanding the housing choices for very low-income residents, from high poverty and racially segregated areas to neighborhoods of economic opportunity, in order to reduce the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Housing Choice Partners is receiving a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to work with the Board to provide recommendations to increase their effectiveness through higher engagement and stronger governance.

 

Inspiration Corporation
Chicago, IL
www.inspirationcorp.org

Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing.

Inspiration Corporation is receiving a FUNDING/GROWTH STRATEGY project to conduct a feasibility study on whether to contract their services to peer agencies as a revenue opportunity.

 

John Howard Association
Chicago, IL
www.thejha.org

The sole independent prison watchdog in Illinois, the John Howard Association monitors adult and juvenile correctional facilities, policies and practices, and advances reforms needed to achieve a fair, humane and effective criminal justice system.

John Howard Association is receiving a DIGITAL STRATEGY project to explore how JHA can leverage technology to sustain and grow its prison response program and otherwise expand its capacity to deliver on its mission.

 

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
Chicago, IL
www.metrofamily.org/legal-aid-society/

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services protects and strengthens families by providing equal access to justice for all by focusing on the most vulnerable communities, including those who are impoverished, the elderly, and victims of violence and crimes.

Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services is receiving a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to develop a direction, purpose and long-term strategy for one of its most active and newly-merged boards.

 

Margaret’s Village
Chicago, IL
www.margaretsvillage.org

Margaret’s Village provides transitional housing and services for the most vulnerable in South Chicago and Englewood. They empower, mentor, and support women, children and the broader community so they can achieve their highest potential.

Margaret’s Village is receiving a FUNDING/GROWTH STRATEGY project to develop a scalable funding strategy and evaluate potential revenue generation opportunities.

 

Marwen
Chicago, IL
www.marwen.org

Marwen provides free visual arts, college, and career programming for Chicago’s young people in middle and high school from under-resourced communities and schools.

Marwen is receiving a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project to work with the Board to provide recommendations to increase their effectiveness through role clarity, succession planning, and greater engagement.

 

National Runaway Safeline
Chicago, IL
www.1800runaway.org

Based in Chicago, the National Runaway Safeline is the national crisis and communications system for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-21 years old, many of whom have suffered physical, sexual or other abuse at home. They provide free and confidential support 24 hours/day, 365 days per year.

National Runaway Safeline is receiving a DIGITAL STRATEGY project to analyze and make recommendations around how technology can maximize NRS’s ability to deliver on its mission.

 

Resilience
Chicago, IL
www.ourresilience.org

Resilience is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy.

Resilience is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project to determine the priorities for their next strategic plan by assessing the alignment between their mission and current programming, infrastructure, and competencies.

 

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