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We are currently accepting Client Applications for the Spring 2017 semester!
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.
This semester, we are working for the National Chapter of SCNO to develop a new structure for a student-run national executive board. Our team is tailoring the research we've gathered on effective board structures to recommend a new structure for SCNO National that will lead to an improved and more effective SCNO on a national level.
Central Illinois Youth Symphony (CIYS)
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.
Bottom Line Diaper Bank
This semester, we are working with the Bottom Line Diaper Bank. Bottom Line Diaper Bank is a small nonprofit based in Champaign, but provides diapers to all of Champaign County. The nonprofit's main purpose is to provide diapers to local hospitals and other nonprofits. Our team is working on expanding the Bottom Line Diaper Bank's community outreach to enhance the donations that they receive each year. With more donations, they hope to reach more people with Champaign County as well as expand beyond this area.
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.
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.