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UPCOMING CLIENTS & PROJECTS
BSI Consulting is excited to be working with the following organizations for the Summer 2019 quarter

 

Chicago Children's Theatre

Mission

Chicago Children's Theatre aspires to enrich our community through diverse and significant theatrical and educational programming that engages and inspires the child in all of us. The vision of Chicago Children's Theatre is to be Chicago's premier professional theatre company dedicated to creating awe-inspiring theatrical productions and programs for our communities through inclusion and accessibility inspiring young people and families to lead lives of adventure, courage, and curiosity.

Project

Like many organizations, Chicago Children's Theatre has been met with numerous challenges in delivering their programming during COVID-19, and while the organization has made great strides in adjusting their strategy to account for the impacts of the pandemic, they are seeking to further capitalize off of a new digital model. CCT is partnering with BSI in order to develop a strategy and plan for monetization, up-charge, and customization of their digital products while developing a deeper understanding of their new national audience and how to market to them.

 

Debate it Forward

Mission

The need for high quality civil discourse has never been more important or clear. Current discourse building programs target high-income students and mainly teach deliberative processes in a competitive manner. We envision a world in which disagreement doesn't breed disparagement, where empathy is second nature, and where every young person can confidently answer the question "What do you think?" Debate it Forward is an education non-profit using its pioneering debate curriculum to increase the empathy, self-efficacy, and critical-thinking skills of students overlooked by traditional debate circuits: young students, students of low income, and students with diagnosed learning or developmental differences

Project

Debate it Forward has shifted its traditional model from partnering with schools to engage their student base, to connecting directly with parents to deliver their unique and powerful discourse education. As DIF targets this new audience, they need assistance in building a strategy and marketing roadmap that will provide high level opportunities for their organization's programming while providing market insights and audience details that will help the organization effectively target their new B2C audience.
 

YWCA

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 "Catalytic Ventures: Career Fellowship” (CVCF) to provide access to employment opportunities in high-demand and high-growth industries through short-term, training programs supported through income share agreements, impact investor capital and donors. To ensure the sustainability of their business model and boost participant participation, YWCA would like assistance confirming their current financial model and identifying any necessary adjustments, market surveying of other workforce development programs, and analyzing terms of other financing options available for participants in similar career enhancement programs.
 

Illinois International Port District

Mission

Today, the Illinois International Por District moves more general cargo than any other port on the Great Lakes, with an annual total tonnage of over 19 million tons. The goods, products, natural resources and finished goods are shipped via the Port throughout the world and are received from all corners of the globe. The Port of Chicago works to develop economic opportunities for Chicago, and brings the world market to Chicago's doorstep and Chicago's products to the world.

Project

Illinois International Port District utilizes its multifaceted facilities and land to drive international commerce in the Chicagoland area, providing numerous economic opportunities to the city and its citizens. The IIPD is able to execute on new infrastructure and improvement projects through grant funding, and the organization is partnering with BSI to develop a cost benefit analysis for 10 capital improvement projects across the port. This analysis will help IIP better prioritize, pitch, and gain funding for their grant projects, ultimately maintaining and advancing Chicago's port presence.

 


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