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UPCOMING CLIENTS & PROJECTS
BSI Consulting is excited to be working with the following organizations for the Summer 2022 quarter.  If you are a Booth Student intersted in working on these projects, complete an application by May 20th. 

Applicaitons from nonprofits interested in bcoming a BSI client are accepted on an ongoing basiss.  We parter with new and returning orgnizations each quarter for strategic consulting projects. 

 

 

Special Gifts Theatre

Mission

Special Gifts Theatre (SGT) provides individuals with an array of special needs (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and learning) the opportunity to experience learning and self growth through theatre. The program, though recreational in scope, is educationally and therapeutically based. All of the programs are designed to use the stage as a platform to develop social skills, speech/ language skills, and self-confidence. 12 programs in 7 locations and 2,673 students. 

Project

The BSI team will help SGT develop recruitment and marketing plan to help them increase their enrollment back to pre-covid levels and beyond (They had about a 20% decrease in enrollment since the pandemic). Formulating the marketing plan will include developing marketing strategies, market research (market segmentation, target markets etc, needs etc.), and defining marketing goals

 

UpBeat 

Mission

UpBeat Music and Arts inspires and mentors students through the arts.  They help Chicago-area youth to reach their full potential and give them the opportunity to experience the arts through a variety of programs, including music lessons, ensembles, and camps. 

Project

The BSI team will work with UpBeat Music and Arts to help develop their Theory of Change.  The team will analyze UpBeat’s operational activities and make recommendations to better strategically align these with their mission and intended impact.  Additionally, the team will develop trackable metrics so UpBeat can ensure they are optimizing their impact and better communicate it to funders.

 

 

One on One

Mission

One on One, helps underprivileged individuals find meaningful employment through one on one support and corporate partnerships .They have been experiencing exponential growth as an organization. This year, they have grown by over 50% and are projecting to continue that trajectory over the next 3 years. As such, they are committed to exploring revenue opportunities to diversify our income and expand our programs. They are usually serving around 900 Individuals.

Project

One On One is in the beginning planning stages of a capital campaign to purchase a building that would both serve as a permanent home for the organization as well as anchor for-profit lease space for other businesses. We would like the team to identify the types of businesses that are not present in our targeted community and create a pro forma financial projection for a sample building (building currently identified) to help the project advance. Other research areas could include pricing, changing commercial real estate trends, etc. 


 

 

Revolution Institute

Mission

Revolution Institute (RI) mission is to address the wealth gap and the lack of infrastructure and initiatives designed to address it, particularly in the workforce development and social enterprise space. They see tremendous entrepreneurial opportunity, particularly in the fields of construction, transportation, green energy, and advanced manufacturing and look for further interrogation of these areas. Currently their workshops are focused on construction but they would like to expand. 

Project

Conduct a feasibility study and market research (competitor research and market entry strategy) to help identify what new fields RI should create workshops in(currently host 12 week construction boot camp), and to create a business plan outlining their findings and define implementation. Some potential areas of interest include Green Energy, Circular Economy, Additive Manufacturing (3-D printing). 

 

 

No Shame On U

Mission

No Shame On U is dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness, that started in the Jewish community. Since, they have expanded beyond just the Jewish community. Their goal is for the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and to save lives. No Shame On U achieves this through Speaking engagements, presentations, student ambassadors, educational videos, and community outreach programs. Large online presence over 120,000 followers.

Project

Develop marketing strategy to increase strategic partnerships, increase outreach, and identify revenue streams