Here's a sampling of the organizations that we have helped over the years:

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CHICAGO

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  • Secured over $6.2 million in grant funds as a grant writer for government, foundation, and City of Chicago pass-through funding

  • Conducted grant prospect research, identifying and vetting potential funders and converting prospects into viable awards

  • Filled in a temporary vacancy in the Club Operations department overseeing grant reporting, tracking outcomes, monitoring progress, conducting site visits, and communicating with field staff in 19 club locations citywide

  • Managed grants calendar tracking reports, proposals, prospects, and letters of inquiry and integrating tracking system into Raisers Edge software to systematize processes

  • Conducted community research for relevant indicators using U. S. Census data, Chicago Police Department data, community level metrics, organizational level outcomes, and created and updated this data annually through reports that were shared across departments 

Project VIDA

  • Designed comprehensive holistic programming for HIV/AIDS Ryan White Programs and Chicago Department of Public Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV health education and prevention programs.

  • Secured over $1.4 million in grant funds as a grant writer for government, foundation, and City of Chicago pass-through funding.

  • Designed monitoring and evaluation systems to strategically evaluate the impact of programming and generated reports for executive management and funders

  • Prepared cross-cutting program budgets, organized tracking of program expenses, and presented reports to management

  • Developed and evaluated VIDA Wellness Center social enterprise strategy through community market research, organizational partnerships, and capacity building 

YOGACARE

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  • Assembled a team of co-founders, board members, and volunteers to co-found YogaCare as a non-profit organization in 2014

  • Secured startup grant funds from the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship Program, American Medical Association Foundation, University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine and helped increase the organizational revenue by 600% in the first three fiscal years after founding date

  • Co-coordinate the strategy, development, finance, impact evaluation, and fundraising of YogaCare programming

  • Secure partnerships with community health centers and non-profit organizations to develop affordable and culturally responsive programs

  • Help to develop both a teacher training program for yoga teachers who want to teach at community sites and a scholarship program for YogaCare students to become fully-trained teachers

  • Co-founded the Socially Engaged Yoga Network, a Chicagoland initiative to bring together yoga teachers and stakeholders who offer programs in community settings, including prisons, schools, health centers, social services.

Key Clients

The following are other clients that we have worked with to provide the following services described below:

•    American Association of Diabetes Educators – proposal development, editing
•    America Cares Too – grant proposal development to help serve veterans in need
•    The Center for Natural and Traditional Knowledge – grant proposal development
•    Circle Family HealthCare Network - proposal and program development for Ryan White HIV care grants
•    Community Health & Education, Inc. – grant proposal writing
•    Hektoen Institute – proposal and program development for HIV prevention and care grants funded by the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health, curriculum development and evaluation, best practices development and editing
•    Here Comes the Sun – board development and donor advising for cancer care awareness and survivor support in Rogers Park, Chicago
•    High Jump - grants management, grant writing, prospecting, competitive funder analysis, reporting
•    Integrative Health Project – mind-body professional training to health and social service professionals serving Humboldt Park
•    MAPSCorps – grant prospect research, proposal writing, strategic advising
•    McGaw YMCA – grant prospect research, case statement development, proposal writing, strategic planning of special grants initiatives
•    Mindful Practices – federal research grant development, foundation program grant proposal writing, project management

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•   Medicare NewsGroup – grant prospect research and grant-seeking training
•   Stroger Hospital Division of Adolescent Medicine – curriculum development and evaluation for a prevention with positives program
•   Training Resources Network – food pantry services grant review panel for the Baltimore County Health Department
•    Youth Service Project – grant prospect research, grant calendar development for urban agriculture research and education
•    YMCA of Metro Chicago – proposal development, editing, project management

 

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