The Brooklyn Museum was operating on a “suggested pricing” policy for general museum admissions. Facing financial challenges, it asked HBSCNY Community Partners to review this policy, considering the Museum’s commitment to the local community and the pricing strategies of similar NYC museums.
ReadWorks is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and its Article A Day product has attracted a wide audience of teachers and pupils. Volunteers developed a communications and marketing strategy to increase penetration of ReadWorks’ reading comprehension tools and materials.
Build NYC is dedicated to proving the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship and igniting the potential of youth in under-resourced communities. Volunteers helped the organization develop its first strategic plan.
Cue Art Foundation is dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining experiences and resources. HBSCNY Community Partners helped CUE examine the efficiency of its resource use and identify potential strategic partners.
Having relocated in a new Harlem home with an expanded event calendar, NJMH sought to increase earned revenue and sustain support. In this “repeat” brainstorming session, Community Partners helped the Museum recast its membership structure and cross-platform membership to event attendance and other offerings.
The Tenement Museum fosters a society that embraces and values the role of immigration in the evolving American identity. A team of volunteers reviewed Museum operations and made recommendations to improve the management of the educator staff.
World-renowned experimental theater La MaMa asked CP to help them develop a business plan, based on a SWOT analysis. The CP team developed the SWOT analysis, and then provided La MaMa with a variety of strategic and tactical recommendations around which to organize their short and mid-term planning.
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs offers a wide range of programs and publications addressing issues of ethics in international affairs. Volunteers developed a marketing plan, including marketing, communication and product strategies to enhance the Council’s impact on society.
The Alzheimers Prevention Clinic does research to demonstrate that specific behaviors in young people will significantly reduce the onset of Alzheimers. Volunteers brainstormed about marketing approaches to increase awareness among doctors and the general public.
GrandLo Café, an initiative of the Grand Street Settlement and part of the Essex Crossing development, is a Social Enterprise designed to provide skills training and a job track to local youth. Volunteers developed a marketing plan for the Café.
JCC Manhattan has opened a branch in Harlem. A team of volunteers developed a plan for a sustainable business model.
The Public Theater in lower Manhattan holds five theater spaces and Joe’s Pub, a cabaret-style venue used for new work, and also operates the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The board questioned why staffing levels seemed to constantly fluctuate. The team recommended a new centralized planning process to provide greater visibility and control, and an enhanced reporting dashboard.
Brooklyn Kindergarten Society provides high-quality early education and learning activities to children 0-5 years old in Central Brooklyn. Volunteers advised BKS on Governance issues and Board Development strategies during a brainstorming session.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage, located in Battery Park City in Manhattan, New York City, is a memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust. In anticipation of several groundbreaking exhibitions and the 20th anniversary of the institution, we were asked to help develop a strategy to increase visitors and revenue.
For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas – engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters. HBS alumni worked with BAM’s executive management team to analyze and optimize organizational structure and create operational and financial efficiencies where possible.