Past Consulting Engagements

Since 2012, PennPAC has completed 101 pro bono consulting projects in New York City, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. PennPAC works with nonprofit clients to design a customized project in one of these areas:

  • Strategic analysis and growth planning
  • Marketing, messaging and communications strategies
  • Program analysis
  • Accounting and finance review
  • Funding strategies, including earned income opportunities
  • Board development strategy, including junior boards

View of a complete list of our past nonprofit clients here.

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Here’s a snapshot of our Spring 2020 projects:

Client: Fix Our Ferals

Location: Bay Area

Topic: Marketing Strategy

Description: PennPAC Bay Area helped their client select a new name – Veterinary Access – that betters reflect their broadened scope of services for cats and dogs in San Francisco’s East Bay. They also assisted with new mission and vison statements as well as a communications plan.

Client: Casita Maria

Location: NYC

Topic: Marketing Strategy

Description: PennPAC designed a mass communication strategy to more effectively reach various stakeholder groups in the near and long term.

Client: Urban Green Council

Location: NYC

Topic: Growth Planning

Description: PennPAC developed a road map to expand Urban Green Council’s Green Professional (GPRO) offering, a national training program that teaches the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction & maintenance.

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Client: Row NY

Location: NYC

Topic: Growth Planning

Description: PennPAC explored the viability of creating an Adaptive Rowing League, (programs for patients doing physical rehab) and created a framework for assessing the cost effectiveness of other revenue generating programs.

Client: Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Location: NYC

Topic: Growth Planning

Description: PennPAC advised UMEZ on strategies to procure capital for loan funding and identified institutions in the banking sector to target.

Client: PennPAC

Location: NYC

Topic: Growth Planning

Description: The PennPAC for PennPAC project yielded recommendations that will have further refine our road map for how we can increase our capacity and improve our sustainability.

Client: Slice Out Hunger

Location: NYC

Topic: Growth Planning

Description: PennPAC created a plan to build organizational infrastructure that included guidance on board guidelines, operations, communications, and engagement.

Client: Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

Location: Philadelphia

Topic: Growth Planning

Description: PennPAC Philadelphia provided Smith Playground with recommendations on how to increase their member enrollment and engagement.