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The Center for Responsive Politics

The Center for Responsive PoliticsNell is helping the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy, to create a strategic plan.

 

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Charles A. Dana Center

DanaCenterLogoNell is helping this educational nonprofit to chart a future strategic direction.

 
 
 

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Muslim Public Affairs Council

MPAC-logo-blueNell is helping this public policy nonprofit to develop a sustainable financial model.

 
 

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Adventist Development and Relief Agency

ADRANell trained the board of this international humanitarian organization about how to move from fundraising to financing their work.

 

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National Guild for Community Arts Education

national-guildNell helped this national community arts organization create a theory of change and develop their strategic priorities.

 
 
 

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Arts Education Partnership

Nell is helping this national coalition of arts education organizations to develop a long-term strategic plan with a fully integrated financial model.

 

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Institute for Human Services – Hawaii

IHS - HawaiiNell conducted a fundraising assessment to help this housing and homeless nonprofit to increase revenue.
Read the full case study.

 

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Forté Foundation

Forte FoundationNell helped this nonprofit, which educates and directs talented women toward leadership roles in business, create a strategic plan and revenue plan.
Read the full case study.

 

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ACE: A Community for Education

ACE logoNell helped this nonprofit, which provides AmeriCorps literacy tutors to pre-K through 3rd grade children, develop and implement a 3-year strategic plan.
Read the full case study.

 

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Communities in Schools – Central Texas

Nell is helping this dropout prevention nonprofit create a comprehensive strategic plan.

 

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Literacy Coalition

Literary Coalition of Central Texas logoNell helped this literacy organization develop a business plan for an earned income venture (read the case study here), and helped them launch a major donor campaign (read the case study here).

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Charlotte Chamber Music

Charlotte Chamber MusicNell is helping this cultural arts organization create a strategic plan and a pitch to funders for capacity capital to execute the plan. Read her on-going blog series about her work with them here: A Case Study in Raising Money to Grow On.

 

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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Central TexasNell helped this health and human services nonprofit create an agency-wide strategic plan.
Read the full case study.

 

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Sustainable Food Center

Sustainable Food Center logoNell helped this nonprofit, which strengthens the local food system and improves access to healthy food, create a business plan to increase earned income to the organization.
Read the full case study.

 

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BookSpring

BookSpringNell conducted an organizational assessment to determine what was holding this childhood literacy organization back, and what they could do to strengthen the organization and make it more effective and sustainable. Then she created a comprehensive revenue plan to increase money coming in the door.
Read the full case study.

 

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D2D Fund

D2D Fund logoNell helped this nonprofit, which expands access to financial services for low-income families, create an organization-wide strategic plan.

 

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English at Work

English at WorkNell conducted a comprehensive organizational assessment detailing what was holding this English as a Second Language program back and how to increase their capacity. She then created a step-by-step revenue plan to increase money coming in the door from all sources. Read the full case study. She then went on to help English at Work create a growth plan and pitch for growth capital to help them expand their program throughout the region. Read that case study here.

 

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UT Elementary Charter School

UT Elementary Charter SchoolNell helped this inner-city charter school for at-risk students create a comprehensive revenue plan implementing new elements including donor acquisition, social media, and impact messaging.
Read the full case study.

 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central TexasNell helped this mentoring program in Central Texas to create a plan for growth and a pitch to investors for growth capital.

 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North TexasNell worked with their mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents to create a pitch to investors for growth capital. This was part of the Texas Social Innovation Initiative in partnership with Dallas Social Venture Partners, the OneStar Foundation, and Root Cause. They presented their pitch to 300 potential investors at the BigBang on June 10th, 2010 and received the audience award of $5,000. They are now taking their pitch to potential investors around Texas.

 

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H.I.S. Bridge Builders

H.I.S. Bridge BuildersNell worked with the education and employment services arm of this nonprofit that serves the economically depressed areas of metro Dallas. She helped them create a pitch to investors for growth capital. This was part of the Texas Social Innovation Initiative. They are now using the growth pitch to get in front of potential funders throughout Dallas.

 

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Waterloo Counseling Center

Waterloo Counseling CenterNell conducted a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of their revenue function and provided detailed strategies for increasing revenue across the board.
Read the full case study.

 

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Heart House

Heart HouseNell helped this after-school program for at-risk children strengthen their plan to grow statewide. Then she created a pitch to take that growth plan to large investors. In the first few months of fundraising they have raised 32% of the growth capital required.
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The Chicago Public Education Fund

Chicago Public Education FundNell helped this venture philanthropy fund create a comprehensive marketing plan to streamline their messaging in order to be more compelling to investors.

 

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Southwest Key Programs

Southwest Key ProgramsNell worked with the staff and board of this $60M+ nonprofit to create a 3-year, comprehensive strategic plan that fully integrates programs and operations in a new direction. She also helped them create a first-ever Development Director role and recruit a new, high-achieving revenue-generator.
Read the full case study.

 

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KLRU

KLRUNell completely upgraded this PBS station’s fundraising and marketing functions, resulting in a $1.6 million increase in annual revenue.
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UT School of Law

UT School of LawNell developed a detailed plan to increase revenue and participation rates in their annual fund.  In guiding them to implement the plan they have outperformed their counterparts by 18% despite the recession.
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ACTIVE Life Movement

ACTIVE Life MovementNell helped this nonprofit that increases childhood exercise and activity create a Business Development Director job description and recruit a star revenue-generator.