Coaching Calls

PennPAC’s Coaching program provides targeted guidance to start-up or small nonprofits, as well as those organizations seeking advice on a specific, strategic issue. PennPAC will work with an organization to understand and scope the challenges to be addressed. A group of volunteer consultants, with diverse professional backgrounds, will offer an interactive, hour-long session of brainstorming and idea exchange. An incredible amount of thought partnership can occur in a short amount of time, and our clients often share that a fresh, external perspective is invaluable.

Many of our Coaching clients are President’s Engagement Prize winners or otherwise connected to Penn. Serving a wide range of beneficiaries, the PennPAC Coaching program often supports grassroots organizations that are working to improve their local communities.

We are excited to grow the program and engage additional volunteers! To learn more, email Susan Pechman, Coaching Chair.

Consider making a donation in support of our Coaching Program.  Donate to PennPAC

“I am so excited about bringing PennPAC’s expertise to organizations that need ideas and advice in a quick session that will also work with their busy schedules.”

- Susan Pechman, PennPAC Coaching Chair

Past Coaching Clients

Table Talk2017PennPAC offered advice on long term planning and program replication/growth.
Getz Movin2019PennPAC provided advice regarding a growth strategy.
Music in Schools Today2019PennPAC assisted with an organizational SWOT analysis.
Hack for Impact2019PennPAC provided mentoring to the new executive director and founder.
Chicago Furniture Bank2019PennPAC provided guidance about strategy and fundraising.
Rebound Liberia2019PennPAC assisted with a succession planning strategy.
Heal Movement/Trans4mation Nation2019PennPAC provided strategic planning support.
Global Fund for Widows2020PennPAC provided advice related to growth planning and building a more robust infrastructure.
Rebound Liberia 2020PennPAC offered the Liberia-based team advice on sustaining their successful program once they return to the US.
Clippers and Cops2020PennPAC provided advice about replicating their model in other cities as a larger effort to create change.
COPE Foundation2020PennPAC evaluated their new Board Prospectus.
Fearless Femme2020PennPAC offered guidance about fiscal sponsorship, fundraising, and organizational structure.
The Unscripted Project2020PennPAC provided recommendations on how to pivot the program to a virtual model due to COVID.
Collective Climb2020PennPAC helped to brainstorm and craft a program model.
Recovery on Water2021PennPAC offered advice on organizational staffing structure and revenue generation.
First Step Alliance2021PennPAC provided advice on fundraising strategies, outreach to partner organizations and grassroots social media marketing.
Cocoa 360 Cocoa POPP2021PennPAC assisted with the creation of a marketing and communications strategy.
Clippers and Cops 2021PennPAC provided guidance on organizational structure and growth planning.
one2one USA Foundation2021PennPAC offered advice on fundraising strategies and marketing/increasing their visibility.
Beat the Streets2021PennPAC brainstormed on a fundraising plan with focus on corporate sponsors and developing consistent messaging.
Friends of the East River Esplanade2021PennPAC explored fundraising strategies and priorities and how to address some key challenges.
Together We Can2021PennPAC provided guidance regarding board management, and how to create an updated agreement and calendar.
Gramatan Village2021PennPAC assisted the interim executive director with setting organizational priorities.
Mother’s Day Movement2022PennPAC provided recommendations on how to establish strategic partnerships and engage influencers to increase organizational visibility and raise awareness.
Mother’s Day Movement2022PennPAC provided recommendations on communications and fundraising strategies.
Dhara Shakti Foundation2022PennPAC offered guidance on how to re-position their website content to build awareness about their mission and highlight their current work.
Promoting Racial Awareness in Schools (PRAIS)2022PennPAC provided guidance about program design and evaluation methods.
Local Color2022PennPAC provided recommendations on fundraising and new program initiatives.
Allegro Coaching Solutions
2022PennPAC offered guidance on how to create a board/team for a new organizational initiative.
The Best Space2022PennPAC provided recommendations on messaging and how to establish partnerships with target organizations.
World of Change2022PennPAC provided recommendations on fundraising and staffing.
One Brooklyn Health2022PennPAC explored and advised them on important KPI's to measure the success of their marketing programs; validated the significance of having a key message on their new website; and identified best use for QR codes in their marketing activities.
IF Ventures2022PennPAC brainstormed on how they can generate greater awareness for their mission and how to plan strategically for raising money for the fund.
Start Lighthouse2022PennPAC provided guidance to Start Lighthouse on fundraising strategies, advising the organization to continue and to leverage their corporate engagements; create a Giving Circle of top individual donors; and to grow their board of directors.
Lilac Preservation Project2023PennPAC provided guidance on how to expand their fundraising and increase the visibility of the organization.
Tikvah2023PennPAC offered guidance on strategies and tactics for board development to support growth of financial capacity, partnerships, and increased membership.
San Mateo Behavioral Health & Recovery Services2023PennPAC provided recommendations to SMCA as they explore fiscal sponsorship.
Sunflower Network2023PennPAC offered guidance on organizational structure and board development initiatives.
Cosmic Writers2023PennPAC provided recommendations on board development and management, and fundraising.
Inspiring Futures2023PennPAC provided best practices about fundraising, and discussed organizational sustainability.