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UPCOMING CLIENTS & PROJECTS
BSI Consulting is excited to be working with the following organizations for the Spring 2021 quarter:

 

Little Black Pearl 

Mission

Little Black Pearl (LBP) counters the challenges urban youth face by providing a safe environment, access to positive role models, rigorous programming, skills development activities, and social growth opportunities. During their 20 plus year history, the organization has successfully proven that it is possible to marry art and entrepreneurship through real-life application of talent, interests, and skills. Little Black Pearl combines art and business to bring out the innate talents of the youth and show the true value of their work. LBP executes on this vision through the Little Black Pearl Arts and Design Academy, a CPS contract high school where 9th-12th grade students from all communities in the City of Chicago, and Carver 47 Cafe, a casual cafe that serves the Bronzeville community. 

Project

This innovation and new business model project focuses on Little Black Pearl's concept for a new Work Lounge attached to their Carver 47 market. Little Black Pearl needs help to build a tiered, membership-based business and pricing model that will seamlessly integrate the Work Lounge into the organization's other non-profit offerings, classes, and resources.   

Northwestern University Settlement House 

Mission

NUSH aims to nurture, educate, and inspire children and families in need in Chicago. Focusing on changing lives through education, social services, and the arts, Northwestern Settlement’s programs are fully integrated to meet the complex needs of families through a holistic support system (education, food, services). 

Project

NUSH is seeking assistance in establishing its Community Access and Engagement business unit, which will act as an internal triaging team that connects NUSH families to the organization's vast resources and programs. NUSH is looking to understand how they can best structure the business unit and its processes to ensure the team is well integrated into NUSH and easily accessible to NUSH families. 

YWCA Chicago

Mission

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. For over 140 years, they have been providing support to women and families across the Chicago region and currently serve tens of thousands of individuals annually through a portfolio of holistic, integrated services designed to address Safety and Wellness, Education and Training, and Economic Stability.  

Project

YWCA Chicago is launching a new program called "Know Before You Go” (KBYG) to provide US citizens traveling abroad tips and resources to avoid and respond to instances of gender-based violence. This project would involve an assessment of the current market for this product, the evaluation of the costs and revenue potential, and the opportunity to scale the program. 
 

The Evolved Network

Mission

The Evolved Network serves impoverished, at-risk youth in Chicago. Our mission is to provide unconditional care through a holistic and therapeutic approach that functions to build a foundation for impoverished youth by creating a farm-to-table dining experience and teaching financial literacy. A means to comfort the soul through their service.

Project

This new social venture project is focused on creating a three-year financial plan and comprehensive business plan to prepare the organization for its 501c(3) application and to lay the financial foundation of the organization to attract more funding and begin the full operation of their organization. 

 


SAMPLE OF PAST CLIENTS & PROJECTS
For the past six years, BSI Consulting has completed over 60 projects, with the help of over 300 passionate and dedicated students who have put in thousands of hours into helping our non-profit partners solve some of their toughest problems. The following are just a sampling of the many clients BSI has worked with over the years:

Suzy's Place

Mission: Suzy's Place is a Chicago nonprofit that assists women who are victims of domestic abuse, which covers emergency relief in the form of shelters, daily sustenance and legal support, to long term empowerment programs, which help them re-establish themselves
Project: Unique Value Proposition and Donor Engagement Strategy


Accion Chicago
Mission: Accion Chicago as a member of Accion’s nationwide network of nonprofit lenders, helps communities grow by investing in people who build businesses and generate jobs in their neighborhoods. Accion Chicago has provided more than 5,000 loans with more than $40M distributed. More impressively, the organization has also been able to develop an approach that focuses on transformational impact, while maintaining a 95% repayment rate.
Project: Portfolio Data Analysis

Blessings In A Backpack
Mission: Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. There are 16 million children in the U.S. who are food insecure and may not know whether they will have food on the weekends during the school year.  
Project: Scaling Evaluation

Live It To Learn It
Mission: Combine financial literacy with access to non-predatory financial services for unbanked or underbanked teenagers in urban Chicago in order to create a new generation of informed, responsible, and empowered financial decision makers.
Project: Operations Strategy

Human Development Foundation of North America
Mission: HDFs mission is to Facilitate a non-political movement for positive social change and community empowerment through mass literacy, enhanced quality of education, universal primary health care, and grassroots economic development. Presently, HDF is operating in 21 districts in all four provinces of Pakistan and AJK including Mardan, Tando Muhammad Khan, Rahim Yar Khan, Zhob, Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Bahawalpur, and Muzaffarabad.
Project: Fundraising & Marketing Analysis

Coordinated Healthcare for Complex Kids (CHECK)
Mission: CHECK's mission is to improve the coordination of health care for children and young adults with chronic conditions by engaging and collaborating with them, THEIR families, and THEIR communities to provide tailored disease-specific programs and to reduce their barriers to accessing medical, behavioral, and social services.
Project: Sustainable Business Model

Special Olympics
Mission: The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Project: Corporate Partnership Strategy