Friends of the High Line, founded in 1999, works to build and maintain an extraordinary public park on the High Line, in New York City.Created on the remains of an elevated and abandoned railroad tussle on the far West Side of Manhattan, Friends of the High Line saved the historic structure from demolition, and transformed an essential piece of New York’s industrial past into a groundbreaking community asset. Designed by landscape architect James Corner Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro the High Line is among New York City’s most popular destinations, with sweeping views of the New York harbor, the Hudson River, and the New York City skyline, welcoming thousands of visitors every year.
Work: campaign feasibility and design, organizational development, and capacity building.
The Doe Fund
The Doe Fund is a ground-breaking nonprofit social enterprise that provides a combination of holistic programs and innovative business ventures that help homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals achieve permanent self-sufficiency. Their flagship program Ready Willing Able provides meaningful training, employment and housing to thousands of individuals across New York City every day.
Work: governance review, and board development planning
Catalyst Kitchens is a network of social enterprise kitchens from across the US committed to a powerful idea: that they can feed hungry people, provide housing and other support to those on the margins of society, and give people the skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty. As the network backbone, Catalyst Kitchens is helping to scale this ambitious idea, with a goal of training 6,000 people, and serving 10,000,000 meals annually. All while generating revenue that helps support the core mission.
Work: scaling plan review, fundraising strategy, pitch development
Urban Strategies, Inc. is a national nonprofit with extensive experience in implementing place-based human capital development strategies in public housing communities that are undergoing comprehensive physical revitalization. Founded in 1978, Urban Strategies works to help communities build safe neighborhoods, enhanced schools, and a range of comprehensive human service supports. Our work is focused in urban core residential communities and is designed to build social and economic mobility for low-income families living in mixed-income communities.
Work: business planning, campaign design, fundraising strategy, pitch development
Parent Child Home Program
The Parent-Child Home Program is an evidence-based, research validated early childhood literacy, parenting program and school-readiness program. The Program uses trained paraprofessionals, in cities across the U.S. to prepare children for school success and strengthen families through intensive home-visits. A recipient of numerous awards and recognition, the Program is member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Work: scaling plan implementation, fundraising strategy, board development
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Established as Sailor’s Snug Harbor in 1801 in Staten Island, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden is one of New York City’s unique architectural complexes. A campus of more than 80 acres of park land, Snug Harbor and is home to four cultural institutions, Staten Island’s only botanical garden, dozens of nonprofits, community organizations, education institutions, and artists, and is a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate.
Work: business planning, increased philanthropy
The Children's Aid Society
For more than 160 years, The Children's Aid Society has served New York City's neediest children and families through a range programs that include early childhood education, community schools, after-school and summer camps, teen pregnancy prevention, college readiness, school-based health and wellness clinics, and foster care and family support services.
Work: campaign feasibility, fundraising strategy, business planning, board developement
EcoMedia, a CBS Company, is a dynamic media company whose mission is to harness the untapped power of advertising and channel it into tangible, positive change. Since 2002, EcoMedia has directed millions of advertising dollars into green school makeovers, municipal energy retrofits, urban reforestation projects, solar, installations at city halls and airports, and cleaner urban waterways. Through a patented ad model, clients in collaboration with a network of nonprofits partners provide financial support for critical, yet underfunded sustainability projects in communities across the country.
Work: philanthropic program design, organizational development
Newark Charter School Fund
Founded in 2008, The Newark Charter School Fund creates, expands and supports high-quality public school options for all children in Newark. The Fund is committed to ensuring that all students graduate ready for college.
Work: board development, training and governance planning