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Spring 2017 Clients
Greater Community Aids Project
This semester, my team and I have the privilege of working with the Greater Community Aids Project (GCAP) non-profit. The Greater Community Aids Project organization's mission is to "improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS and to help decrease the spread of the disease," by providing a variety of services. Our project goal is to design a unique fundraising strategy to increase total revenue by 50%. My team and I are excited to see where this project takes us.
--Chrissy Piron, Project Manager
This semester we are working with the SCNO national office to improve our brand in multiple facets. SCNO’s national website is a big focus of our team and we are working with them to revamp it to a more modern focus. As well as the redesign aspects of it we are working with nationals to improve the quality of the content within the website for nonprofits to get a better grasp of what we do. We are working to create an effective feedback strategy to implement nationwide with our clients as well.
--Franco Mariani, Project Manager
Individual Advocacy Group
Individual Advocacy Group is a nonprofit that works with individuals with developmental disabilities across Illinois and in Washington, DC. Many of their clients participate in an art therapy program, and most recently IAG had the idea to turn some of the paintings they create into greeting cards. IAG needs assistance developing a plan to understand who will buy these greeting cards and how to market and distribute them to help the public understand their mission.
--Xochitl Menchaca, Project Manager
The Prairie Center is a regional substance abuse treatment, counseling, and prevention center. SCNO is assisting Prairie Center in analyzing reasons for high turnover rates using tools like Employee Surveys. Additionally, on the basis of the findings, SCNO will be providing recommendations for building an effective Employee Recognition Program.
Wolters World is a travel and culture website that focuses on helping travelers and tourists get the most out of their travels abroad. Mark sets out to give honest to goodness travel advice, not glossing over the bad parts and making sure you know what you should see and enjoy. He loves traveling with his family and sharing their adventures with you. If you are tired of guidebooks telling you every town is a hidden Prague and want an honest objective view on travel, then you have found the right spot.
Fall 2016 Clients
SCNO is working with MakerGirl to design a standard to help smoothly transition out graduating team members while retaining their knowledge, experiences, and skills to pass to the next generation of team members. SCNO is also assisting MakerGirl in initiatives to increase retention rates and extend their operations to other regions around the world.
Community of Urbana Cooperative Housing (COUCH)
SCNO is working with COUCH, a non-profit cooperative housing organization in Urbana, Illinois, to develop an effective marketing plan for the organization to use in order to create a larger impact in the community. Our marketing plan includes methods COUCH can use to attract a more diverse group of residents as well as spread its message of sustainable living to the Illinois student-body.
Walking With Angels
Walking With Angels (WWA) is a small nonprofit that is based in Champaign, IL, but has impacts on a global-scale. The organization's main purpose is to support it's partner organizations, which are primarily based in East Africa, who work at the ground-level serving underprivileged and marginalized community members. Our team is working to revamp WWA's marketing outreach strategy by recommending methods for increasing social media engagement and monetizing online presence.
Central Illinois Youth Symphony
This semester we are working with the Central Illinois Youth Symphony, a non-profit organization based in Peoria, Illinois, to increase the number of students in the symphony. Through in-depth research on the potential reasons for low member numbers, we hope to implement a new recruiting strategy to increase the student-count by 20% in one year.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is the largest youth mentoring organization in the nation, whose mission statement strives to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This semester, SCNO is working with BBBS to evaluate the BBBS RSO on campus and its relationship with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign, to investigate RSO difficulties in fundraising and recruitment, and to provide recommendations on future plans in regards to communications, structuring, recruitment, and fundraising.