The COPE Foundation is dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. The Community Partners team analyzed, assessed and quantified, where possible, the impact of COPE’s mission and programs.
Hope’s Door seeks to end domestic violence and to empower victims to achieve safety, independence, and healing from the trauma of abuse. Volunteers helped develop a strategic plan with a focus on improving governance, human resources and outreach.
Juilliard is a premier conservatory offering educational programs in music, drama and dance. Volunteers offered suggestions to leverage digital media content to target audiences.
New York Sun Works has installed its hydroponic labs and associated science curriculum in over 140 schools, mostly in NYC region. A Community Partners team advised NYSW on whether to undertake a new long-range plan given current economic conditions and also recommended changes in the relationship between its NYSW board and its management.
Bellevue Literary Review is approaching its 20th anniversary at the same time it is spinning out from its home at Bellevue Hospital to become an independent 501(c)3. Our brainstorming session recommended a number of revenue initiatives appropriate to its new entity, such as e-book distribution, outreach to others in the health-wellness arena, repackaging of older materials, promotional subscription offers, etc.
LaGuardia is the largest of New York’s community colleges serving a highly diverse student population. Our volunteer team researched how the marketplace for tech and healthcare graduates is likely to change, post-Covid. The team and recommended new strategic approaches aimed at significant growth in students in those core sectors.
The Summit (NJ) Area YMCA radically changed its’ operations during the pandemic by introducing virtual programs while its facilities were closed. The brainstorming session focused on identifying which of the virtual programs might be continued after the pandemic and which programs best support the identity and culture of the Summit YMCA.
Burke Neurological Institute develops treatments for neurological diseases and afflictions. Volunteers recommended targets for sourcing new donors and patients for clinical trials.
Job Path, Community Mainstreaming, and Queens Centers for Progress all provide services for people with developmental disabilities. Volunteers helped the organizations assess the viability of a shared services model for administrative functions.
The Nuyorican Poets Café provides performances from its East Village headquarters. The Café recently received a grant for a yearlong rehabilitation of its facility. Volunteers advised the Café’s leadership on how to retain its audience during the interim and how to build the new audience for the future expanded programs.
Juilliard School, the world’s preeminent performing arts conservatory, asked Community Partners to assess expansion options for its innovative K-12 performing arts curriculum resources. Our client sought advice on how to build a sustainable model and offer these resources in public schools.
AFYA rescues, sorts and delivers life-saving medical supplies, equipment, and humanitarian goods to help those in need around the world. The project team helped the organization save lives by developing innovative channels and partnerships for distribution of surplus medical supplies to developing countries.
NYC SALT creates opportunities in visual arts and pathways to college for underserved New York City youth. Volunteers assessed options for expanding the program to include a freelance photography and graphics agency for its students and graduates.
Guidance Center prepares young adults for success through skills development, confidence building & hands-on experiences. Volunteers analyzed how best to define and measure program “success” and beneficial “impact” and to what target audience(s) these results should be communicated and promoted.
Ample Harvest connects backyard gardeners to food pantries. Volunteers shared brainstorming ideas with them about improving outreach to gardeners and improving fund raising.
New Plaza Cinema is bringing arts and international films back to the NYC Upper West Side. Volunteers brainstormed about the components of a business plan for a sustainable organization.
The Guardianship Project serves as court-appointed agency guardians to vulnerable, mostly indigent individuals who lack family or other support and, as such, provides a desperately missing element to the social safety net. Volunteers assisted in evaluating its business model with the objective of finding ways to decrease per client costs in order to increase the number of clients served.
Community Capital New York provides loans that create quality jobs, revitalized Main streets, affordable homes and tax revenues to foster opportunity, change lives and create impact. Community Partners facilitated a discussion of board development and leadership succession.
Since John Jay College’s founding and focus on criminal justice, it has emerged as a pre-eminent and proudly diverse college of 15k students. Volunteers helped identify revenue raising opportunities for programs designed to increase graduation rates.
Reel Works, a leading youth media innovator, provides free filmmaking and workforce skills development programs for New York City youth – particularly those who are low- and moderate- income. Individual giving represented a significant untapped fundraising opportunity for Reel Works; HBS alumni worked with the organization to analyze and improve individual donor prospects.