Client Partners

PROJECTS AND ENGAGEMENTS

 

At No Margin, No Mission, we’ve been fortunate to work with organizations and leaders all over the country. Our client partners include nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies that range in size, strength, and longevity. As different as these organizations are from one another, they possess many similarities, not the least of which are entrepreneurial spirit, innovative practices, and a belief in the importance of margin to generate financial return and mission impact.

We encourage you to learn more about some of our clients by checking out their brief stories below. Please visit us frequently to see the latest additions to our client roster, and feel free to contact us at info@NoMarginNoMission.org if you have questions or would like more information about them.

OUR CLIENT PARTNERS AT-A-GLANCE

- 2-1-1 Palm Beach / Treasure Coast (Lantana, FL) 

- Allegany Franciscan Ministries (Miami, Palm Harbor, West Palm Beach, FL)

- Arizona Grantmakers Forum (Phoenix, AZ)

- AtWork! (Bellevue and Issaquah, WA)

- Catalyst Miami (Miami, FL)

- Children’s Resilience Initiative (Walla Walla, WA)

- Clinics Can Help (West Palm Beach, FL)

- Coalition for Independent Living Options (West Palm Beach, FL)

- Community Foundation of Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL)

- Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (Hartford, CT)

- Dress for Success (Lantana, FL) NEW!

- Easter Seals Southwest Florida (Bradenton, FL)

- El Sol (Jupiter, FL) NEW!

- Franciscan Center (Tampa, FL)

- Generation Schools Network (Denver, CO and New York, NY)

- Harvest Food and Outreach Center (Stuart, FL) 

- Health Council of South Florida (Miami, FL)

- Health Council of Southeast Florida (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

- HOPE Family Services (Bradenton, FL) NEW!

- IDignity (Orlando, FL)

- Jefferson County Community Foundation (Port Hadlock, WA)

- The John A. Hartford Foundation (New York, NY)

- Key Chorale (Sarasota, FL)

- Lemur Conservation Foundation (Myakka City, FL)

- The Lord’s Place (West Palm Beach, FL) NEW!

- Lotus House Women’s Shelter (Miami, FL)

- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Sarasota, FL) NEW!

- Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. (Bradenton, FL)

- Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (New York, NY)

- Nurse Family Partnership of New York (New York, NY)

- The Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL)

- Ocean Research and Conservation Association (Fort Pierce, FL) 

- Palm Beach Habilitation Center (Lake Worth, FL) 

- The Patterson Foundation (Sarasota, FL) 

- Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution (Tacoma, WA)

- Pioneer Network (Chicago, IL) 

- Prevent Blindness Florida (St. Petersburg, FL) NEW!

- Project LIFT (Stuart, FL)

- Quantum Foundation (West Palm Beach, FL)

- SCOPE (Sarasota, FL)

- Southeastern Guide Dogs (Palmetto, FL)

- The Volen Center (Boca Raton, FL) NEW!

- Volunteers of America-Western Washington (Everett, WA)

- Washington State Family Policy Council (Olympia, WA)

- Washington Women’s Employment & Education (Tacoma, WA)

- Women’s Resource Center of Manatee (Bradenton, FL) NEW!

- Whole Child Connection (Stuart, FL) 

 

GET TO KNOW OUR CLIENT PARTNERS

 

2-1-1 Palm Beach / Treasure Coast 

Lantana, Florida

 

Project 1: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Project 2: Business Plan Implementation

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Quantum Foundation

2-1-1 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that assists people by providing crisis intervention, information, assessment and referral to community services and by providing infrastructure support to the health and human service delivery system. The organization is into its fifth decade of providing a team of specially trained paid and volunteer staff to assist callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, 2-1-1 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast collects and maintains information on community health and human services and makes this information available via its hotlines, helplines, printed directories, and on the Web. Services are provided at no cost to anyone regardless of race, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Read more…

Allegany Franciscan Ministries   

Miami, Florida
    

Project 1: Earned Income Training and Business Plan Development for Nonprofits in Miami-Dade, Florida

Project 2: Earned Income Training and Business Plan Development for Nonprofits in Palm Beach County, Florida

Project 3: Earned Income Training and Business Plan Development for Nonprofits in St. Lucie and Martin County, Florida

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic organization that seeks to improve the overall health of individuals by increasing access to health services and information. It provides grants to organizations in the three regions of Florida formerly served by the Sisters’ hospitals: Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, and the Tampa Bay area of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Since awarding its first grant in 1998, Allegany Franciscan Ministries has invested over $60 million in more than 1,300 organizations serving those most in need in its targeted communities. Its annual grantmaking budget averages about $6 million. Read more…

“We embrace the principles of entrepreneurial thinking and business practices that No Margin, No Mission subscribes to, and are delighted to be working with them on an Earned Income Training and Business Planning initiative in Miami-Dade.” 

–Miguel Milanes, Regional Vice President, Miami-Dade, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, October 2012

 

Arizona  Grantmakers Forum

Phoenix, AZ

 

Project: Facilitation of Strategic Planning Leadership Retreat

Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF) is a regional association that provides educational resources, research and networking opportunities for grantmakers in Arizona. Member organizations make financial grants to non-profit organizations throughout the state and represent the interests of private foundations, trusts, endowed community foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals with organized charitable gift programs. Read More…

 

AtWork! Bellevue, WA  

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

AtWork! helps people with disabilities be productive, integrated, and contributing members of their communities. As a successful social enterprise, the organization helps their clients learn marketable skills, find and keep good jobs in the community, and earn wages and benefits that help  them escape poverty. Read More…

“We learned a lot. We have a good new tool. We have a great plan and a format for vetting new ideas and creating new plans as we continue to grow. Our investment in your services was very much worthwhile!”

                       –Christina Brandt, Chief Executive Officer, AtWork!, August 2012

 

Catalyst Miami

Miami, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Catalyst Miami was founded in 1996 to build a community and economy that benefit all residents. Dynamic and visionary, Catalyst has gained a reputation for collaboration, innovation and inclusion while moving the needle on important community concerns such as strengthening Miami’s middle class, lifting people out of poverty, increasing access to healthcare and other essential services, as well as increasing citizen leadership. Catalyst’s formula creates thriving communities. Read More…

 

The Chamber of Nonprofit Health & Human Services Agencies in Palm Beach County

 

Palm Beach County, FL

 

Project: Earned Income Training and Business Plan Development for Nonprofits in Palm Beach County, Florida 

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Quantum Foundation

Founded in 2009, The Chamber of Nonprofit Health & Human Service Agencies of Palm Beach County provides leaders of 501c (3) organizations throughout Palm Beach County with an opportunity to meet monthly in an informal setting. The gatherings are designed to provide a forum for an open exchange of information, encourage collaboration among nonprofit organizations serving health and human services needs of Palm Beach County, and to unite member organizations so they may have a stronger voice in advocating for those they serve. With a focus on education and communication, the Nonprofit Chamber of Commerce provides monthly guest speakers who discuss topics of value to members and serves as an information resource for members. Read More…

 

Children’s Resilience Initiative Walla Walla, WA

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission 

Support provided by Family Policy Council and Blue Mountain Community Foundation.

The Children’s Resilience Initiative mobilizes the community through dialogue to radically reduce the number of adverse childhood experiences while building resilience and a more effective service delivery system. Read More…

“We were delighted to be introduced to No Margin, No Mission and to have the opportunity to work with them on a strategy that takes into account ways to grow and sustain both our business capacity and social impact so we can achieve our goals of healthier children and families.”

                        –Teri Barila, Leader, Children’s Resilience Initiative, May 2012

 

Clinics Can Help

West Palm Beach, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Quantum Foundation

Clinics Can Help is a nonprofit organization that believes every person has the right to quality medical care and access to quality medical equipment. For individuals who have need but are lacking in financial resources to pay for a wheelchair, hospital bed, or other medical equipment, Clinics Can Help will do their best to arrange for a loan of the desired item(s). Until Clinics Can Help was started, there was no single agency able to connect the great surplus of medical equipment with the pediatric and adult patients in need of it in Palm Beach County, Florida. Read More…

 

Coalition for Independent Living Options (C.I.L.O)

West Palm Beach, FL

 

Project 1: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Project 2: Business Plan Implementation

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Quantum Foundation

The Coalition for Independent Living Options (C.I.L.O.) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that promotes independence for people with disabilities. The organization strives for a fully inclusive community, which is free from physical and attitudinal barriers that prevent people with disabilities from exercising free will and choosing how they wish to live their lives. C.I.L.O. is proud to abide by the precept expressed by former President Bill Clinton, “Inclusion, not exclusion; independence, not dependence; and empowerment, not paternalism”. Read more…

 

Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. 

Sarasota, FL

 

Project: Earned Income Training and Business Plan Development for Nonprofits in Sarasota, Florida

Support provided by The Patterson Foundation

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. Since 1979, the Community Foundation has been making the important connection between individuals’ personal memories, passions, dreams and the fulfillment of their charitable goals. By helping to create permanent charitable funds of everlasting impact, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s funds ensure that people of vision will have an enduring influence on the life of their community and the charitable causes they hold dear. Read More…

 

Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Hartford, CT

Project 1: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Project 2: Building Margin and Mission with an Entrepreneurial Marketing and Communications Campaign

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) organizes the recovery community to put a face on recovery and provide recovery support services. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect. Read More…

“Working with No Margin, No Mission has had a profound impact on CCAR. The work we were able to accomplish in just four months would have taken us much longer to complete and would not have been as strategic or well planned. No Margin, No Mission is highly experienced with great insights on how to help move your margin and mission forward.”

                      –Cheryle Pacapelli, Director of Recovery Services, CCAR, May 2012

 

Easter Seals Southwest Florida

Sarasota, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Funding provided by The Patterson Foundation with support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Easter Seals Southwest Florida provides exceptional services for persons with disabilities and their families across a lifetime by empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest. They offer the highest quality of care and services to children, youth and adults with special needs so that they can enjoy access, opportunities and increased life choices. Easter Seals Southwest Florida is committed to remaining a leader in special needs services – an organization to which individuals and their families can turn to for resources and support with a continuum of care throughout their lives. Read more…

 

Dress For Success Palm Beaches NEW!

Lantana, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Quantum Foundation

Dress For Success Palm Beaches is a nonprofit employment development agency that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Their services are free of charge and available to clients referred through approved Palm Beach social service and nonprofit agencies. Read more…

 

El Sol NEW!

Jupiter, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Quantum Foundation

El Sol’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all residents of the Town of Jupiter, Florida by providing services to those in need, especially day laborers and their families. El Sol promotes a harmonious integrated community in which all people can achieve their highest potential, and seeks to be a model for other communities dealing with day-laborers. Read more…

 

Franciscan Center

Tampa, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries

The Franciscan Center is a private, nonprofit retreat house that offers an environment of peace, simplicity and hospitality for all those seeking spiritual renewal. They welcome people from all faiths to come and find acceptance, peace and healing. Throughout the year, various professional retreat directors assist The Center’s staff in offering group programs and private retreats. The Center is also is available for organizations wishing to host their meeting there. Staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal volunteers in carrying out their ministry, The Franciscan Center offers the quiet atmosphere of a faraway retreat, and yet is conveniently located on eight acres of riverfront property in a quiet residential neighborhood just minutes from downtown Tampa. Read More…

 

Generation Schools Network

Denver, CO and Brooklyn, NY

 

Project 1: Facilitation of Strategic Planning Leadership Retreat

Project 2: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Project 3: Building Margin and Mission with an Entrepreneurial Marketing and Communications Campaign

Project 4: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Founded in 2004, Generation Schools is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to whole-school and systemic innovation in urban education. Their goal is to ensure that all students – regardless of life circumstances – have access to a great education. Generation Schools is concentrating its focus on two regions in the United States – the Northeast and Rocky Mountain States.

Evidence demonstrates that when good teachers have more time with much smaller classes, students achieve. The biggest hurdle to making this idea a reality in every school has been the perceived cost. Most efforts to increase learning time and reduce class size have been expensive. The team at Generation Schools, however, has solved this problem by fundamentally rethinking the way schools organize existing resources, particularly human capital and time. Their entire model operates at current per pupil funding levels. Read More…

“Thanks so much for facilitating our strategic planning meeting! We truly ended up in the best possible place I could have imagined.”

        –Wendy Piersee, CEO, Generation Schools Network

 

Harvest Food & Outreach Center

Stuart, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County, Martin County Community Foundation, United Way of Martin County, and United Way of St. Lucie County

Founded in 2003, Harvest Food & Outreach Center is a nonprofit organization that provides food and hope to those in need on the Treasure Coast of Florida. They provide food to hungry families, crisis services, and educational programs to assist families fighting to break the cycle of poverty. Read More…

 

Health Council of  South Florida (HCSF)

Miami, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries

The Health Council of South Florida serves as the state designated local health planning agency for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. For over 43 years, HCSF has been engaged in forecasting health care needs and access to health care delivery systems, providing data analysis and insight, increasing public awareness, and providing consultation and assistance to Miami-Dade County officials in the development and implementation of health care policy. It is the HCSF’s mission to be the source of unbiased health and quality of life data and analysis; the preferred partner for quality program planning, management, evaluation, and community services; the facilitator of collaboration and partnerships in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties; and the trusted champion for ethical and targeted healthcare policy at the local, state, and national levels. Read More…

“We have been working very diligently with the consultants from No Margin, No Mission on our earned income business plan, and have learned so very much. This has been such an informative opportunity, and No Margin, No Mission’s Michael Oxman and Larry Clark have been a delight to work with!”  

–Marisel Losa, President & CEO, Health Council of South Florida, March 2013

 

Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF)

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

Project 1: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Project 2: Business Plan Implementation

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Quantum Foundation

The Health Council of Southeast Florida is one of eleven private Local Health Planning Councils established by Section 408.033 Florida Statutes (F.S.) to conduct regional health planning and implementation activities. Each council’s district is designated in Section 408.032, F.S. These local organizations develop regional health plans containing data, analysis and recommendations that relate to health care status and needs in the community. The recommendations are designed to improve access to health care, reduce disparities in health status, assist state and local governments in the development of sound and rational health care policies, and advocate on behalf of the underserved. Read more…

 

HOPE Family Services NEW!

Bradenton, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by The Patterson Foundation

Founded in 1979, the mission of HOPE Family Services is to promote safety, strength and well being for those affected by domestic violence in Manatee County, Florida. HOPE’s primary purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength, and evaluate their options. From the first program until today, HOPE has had one goal; to offer high quality, life saving services for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Read more…

 

IDignity

Orlando, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

IDignity was created to help the disadvantaged in Central Florida overcome the difficulties of obtaining the personal identification that is crucial to enabling them to become self-sufficient. The need for such a program was recognized by members of five downtown Orlando churches who were unable to find a resource that provided such a service.

Since May of 2008, IDignity has hosted monthly events at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission in downtown Orlando. Each event provides service to about 225 clients and often has to turn others away due to capacity and funding limitations. Clients are individually welcomed to the event and treated with respect and compassion throughout the process.

The documents that IDignity provides are required to apply for employment or school, obtain access to most shelters, vote, seek help from many social service programs, open a bank account or cash a check, secure housing or overcome many other obstacles to becoming self-sufficient. Read more…

 

Jefferson County Community Foundation Port Hadlock, WA

Project: Grantee Training “Understanding Earned Income and how it Benefits Nonprofits”

Created by and for the people of Jefferson County, Washington, the Jefferson County Community Foundation’s goal is to provide leadership, education, and support to strengthen local nonprofit organizations, and provide tax efficient investment opportunities for our citizens. Channeling local investment, JCCF keeps dollars local, building on the strengths &  talents of our community. Read More…

“No Margin, No Mission’s earned income workshop offered excellent facilitation, and the group process and pacing were just right.”

                                             –Kris Becker, Workshop Participant, JCCF, April 2012

 

The John A. Hartford Foundation

New York, NY

 

Project: Grants Review Consulting

The John A. Hartford Foundation is America’s leading philanthropy with a sustained interest in aging and health. They seek to strengthen the capacity to provide effective, affordable care to our nation’s rapidly growing older population. Their grant funding educates health professionals, supports new research, and develops innovations that improve and integrate health and supportive services for older adults. Read more…

 

Key Chorale

Sarasota, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by The Patterson Foundation

Key Chorale is a nonprofit organization dedicated to performing and promoting choral music of the highest quality. Founded in Sarasota, Florida in 1985, Key Chorale is now nearing its 30th anniversary, bringing great choral music to audiences in southwest Florida. As part of its vision to be a pre-eminent chorus in the Southeastern United States, Key Chorale strives to reach out to younger and less-advantaged performers and audiences through educational programs designed to communicate the power and passion of choral music. Read more…

 

Lemur Conservation Foundation

Myakka City, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by The Patterson Foundation

The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is a small nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive breeding, scientific research, education, and reintroduction. LCF’s Mianatra Center for Lemur Studies is the learning center that serves as the centerpiece of the Myakka City Lemur Reserve campus. It supports LCF staff, scientists, researchers, students and visitors in their efforts to better understand the nature, ecology and conservation of the primates of Madagascar. Read more…

 

The Lord’s Place NEW!

West Palm Beach, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Quantum Foundation

The Lord’s Place is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, 501(c)3 organization that has been changing the lives of homeless families and individuals in Palm Beach County for over 30-years. In 1979, founder Joe Ranieri lived in a dumpster for 30-days to increase community awareness about homelessness and raise funds to open the first family emergency shelter in Palm Beach County.  Over the next three decades, The Lord’s Place provided an array of services to meet the needs of the homeless and the poor. Today, the organization is a well-respected, trusted agency that continues to create innovative programs focused on breaking the cycle of homelessness. Read more…

 

Lotus House

Miami, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries

The Lotus House is a unique resource center and residential facility serving homeless women and infants in the heart of the historic African American district of Overtown, Miami, an area suffering from extreme poverty in one of the poorest large cities in the United States. Lotus House provides free transitional housing and wrap around support services with access to a wide range of resources. Not a typical shelter, Lotus House is a place of healing and transformation. With a holistic, gender specific and innovative format, Lotus House seeks to empower women to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency and transition to permanent homes off the streets. Read more…

“In the end, our work with No Margin, No Mission was true organizational capacity building and our entire team walked away better prepared to face the challenges of an ever changing landscape of resources and needs in our community.  Many thanks to No Margin, No Mission’s Mike Oxman and Larry Clark, and everyone at Allegany Franciscan Ministries, for enhancing our mission to empower women and children in need!”

–Constance Collins, Director, Lotus House Women’s Shelter, March 2013

 

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens NEW!

Sarasota, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Founded in 1975, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ mission is to provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants. Selby Gardens is the world’s only botanical garden specializing in epiphytes – plants that live in the tree canopy, including orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, aroids, and a host of other beautiful and fascinating plants. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education, as well as a famous showplace, that delights more than 180,000 visitors each year. Read more…

 

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc.

Bradenton, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Funding provided by The Patterson Foundation with support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The mission of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. is to assist individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring supportive services.While initially founded in 1972, with the purpose of providing hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled residents of Manatee County, Meals on Wheels of Manatee, Inc. became so much more. The organization grew over the years in response to community needs, and the “PLUS” was eventually added to the name as a way of representing the many other services offered. Read more…

 

Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS)

New York, NY

 

Project 1: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Project 2: Building Margin and Mission with an Entrepreneurial Marketing and Communications Campaign

The peer facilitated Medication Assisted Recovery Services Project (MARS) is a collaboration between the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA). MARS is located in the Bronx, NY and provides peer recovery support services to patients at AECOM’s Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs. Read More…

“No Margin, No Mission offers an important role to nonprofits that are in need of effective, new ways of generating financial resources for their organizations beyond the traditional sources of donation and grant funding.” 

Walter Ginter, Program Director, Medication Assisted Recovery Services (MARS) Program, October 2012

 

Nurse-Family Partnership of New York

New York, NY

 

Project: Facilitation of Strategic Planning Leadership Retreat

Nurse-Family Partnership of New York works with low-income young women who are pregnant with their first child, helping these vulnerable young clients achieve healthier pregnancies and births, stronger child development, and a path toward economic self-sufficiency. Nurse-Family Partnership is a rare New York charitable community health program that has been documented to achieve lasting and significant effects through multiple, well-designed randomized, controlled trials. More than 30 years of research proves that it works. Read More…

 

Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA)

Fort Pierce, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County, Martin County Community Foundation, United Way of Martin County, and United Way of St. Lucie County

Founded in 2005, the mission of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action. Read More…

 

Palm Beach Habilitation Center

Lake Worth, FL

 

Project 1: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Project 2: Business Plan Implementation

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Quantum Foundation

The Palm Beach Habilitation Center provides services to adults with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities through programs for skills training, employment training and community job placement, adult day training, residential services, recreational, and senior activities. Founded in 1959, The Center serves over 700 individuals each year from its main campus located in Lake Worth, Florida, 200 work sites in the business community of Palm Beach County, and 20 residential placement locations in our community. It is the vision of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center that all people with disabilities are provided the best environment in which to learn, the best environment in which to live, the best environment in which to work, and the opportunity to have friendships in their own community. Read more…

 

The Patterson Foundation

Sarasota, FL

 

Project: Earned Income Training and Business Plan Development for Nonprofits in Sarasota, Florida 

The Patterson Foundation believes that through communications, technology, and financial innovations, improvements may be achieved that transcend any single issue, entity, or geographic area. They provide resources to facilitate, expedite, and share methods, techniques, and tools, joining with others in creating New Realities. Read More…

 

Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution

Tacoma, WA

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

The Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution (PCCDR) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit mediation service provider and training center in downtown Tacoma, Washington. They believe that collaboration and consensus building can often be preferable to litigation as methods of resolving conflicts. This belief drives their commitment to making affordable mediation and settlement conference services available to our community. The organization also provides reasonably priced mediation training to enable people to incorporate collaborative dispute resolution into their personal and professional lives. Read More…

 

Pioneer Network

Chicago, IL

 

Project: Scenario and Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Pioneer Network is a national nonprofit organization that was formed in 1997 to advocate for elders across the spectrum of living options and is working towards a culture of aging that supports the care of elders in settings where individual voices are heard and individual choices are respected — whether it is in nursing homes, transitional care settings or wherever home and community may be.  Cultivating and maintaining a community of relationships is important at every phase of life, but especially critical for elders and the aging, many of whom may need a network of partners to live life to its fullest. Read More…

 

Prevent Blindness Florida NEW!

St. Petersburg, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Prevent Blindness Florida is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Offering over 50 years of vision education and services, this organization focuses on promoting a lifetime of healthy vision care through advocacy, education, screening and research. Read more…

 

Project L.I.F.T.

Stuart, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County, Martin County Community Foundation, United Way of Martin County, and United Way of St. Lucie County

Project L.I.F.T. (Life Initiatives for Teens) is an organization with a primary investment in the lives of “at-risk” youth. By introducing skills that will inspire youth to explore opportunities to be successful outside of delinquent behavior, Project LIFT will challenge youth both physically and mentally while they interact with positive mentors. Project LIFT is committed to creating independent, competent and productive citizens of the community. Read More…

 

Quantum Foundation

West Palm Beach, FL

 

Project: Earned Income Workshop and Business Plan Development for Nonprofits in Palm Beach County, Florida

Quantum Foundation is a private grantmaking organization that funds approved charities and certain government agencies serving Palm Beach County, Florida. The foundation’s funding supports those organizations which provide health care, help people who need health care, and educate others about health care. Since its founding over 15 years ago, Quantum Foundation has given away over $100 million in grants to more than 100 organizations based in local communities. Read More…

 

SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence)

Sarasota, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Funding provided by The Patterson Foundation with support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

SCOPE’s mission is to connect and inspire citizens to create a better community. SCOPE provides opportunities where all citizens’ voices are welcomed and heard. SCOPE brings together residents, business owners, government officials and organizations to listen, learn, and discuss issues that impact the quality of life in Sarasota County. SCOPE focuses on possibilities and the power of active citizens to create a better community. SCOPE stands for Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence. Read more…

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs

Palmetto, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Funding provided by The Patterson Foundation with support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life’s journey with mobility, independence and dignity. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, they have provided guide dogs to people with visual impairments for more than 30 years (since 1982). Southeastern Guide Dogs is housed on a 35-acre campus featuring a park-like setting, three kennels, nine student rooms, a full-service cafeteria, a gift shop, and an administrative facility in Palmetto, Florida. The school also operates training facilities in Sarasota, Florida, and Bradenton, Florida. Read more…

 

The Volen Center NEW!

Boca Raton, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Quantum Foundation

Founded in 1968, The Volen Center is a neighborhood place for seniors, young adults, children, and everyone in between that provides services, support and information to the community. From Broward to Palm Beach County, The Volen Center enhances the well-being of South Florida seniors, young adults, children, and their families by educating and advocating on their behalf, and by providing health care and supportive services that meet their physical, emotional, social and psychological needs. Read more…

 

Volunteers of America-Western Washington Everett, WA

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Volunteers of America is a national, faith-based human services organization that helps some of the most vulnerable families, children and seniors in our communities lead safe, healthy, independent and productive lives. A part of the national Volunteers of America, Western Washington is rooted in the long standing tradition of compassionate, holistic service that addresses some our communities most important human service issues. Read More…

“No Margin, No Mission gave us the education and skills to help us grow our revenue.”

–Matt Phillips, Director, Volunteers of America-Dispute Resolution Center, May 2012

 

 

Washington State Family Policy Council 

Olympia, WA

 

Project: Developing an Entrepreneurial Pitch to FPC’s Funders

The Family Policy Council stands clearly on the leading edge of effective practice, cost reduction, and policy for improving mental, emotional, behavioral and physical disorders among the most vulnerable people. Read More…

“No Margin, No Mission fulfills an important role for funders, their grantees, and other nonprofits around the country that are desperately in need of innovative, practical, and immediately productive ways of generating new financial resources for their organizations — beyond the traditional methods of funding from grants and donations. For many nonprofits, there are a wealth of underutilized offerings in the form of products, services, and other intellectual assets that can be leveraged to generate new revenue streams for their organizations, and developing a strategy for this is precisely what No Margin, No Mission does.”

                                      –Laura Porter, Director, Family Policy Council, May 2012

 

 

Washington Women’s Employment and Education (WWEE)

Tacoma, WA

 

Project: Scenario and Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission 

Washington Women’s Employment and Education (WWEE) empowers women and men to create better lives for themselves and their families.  They accomplish this by teaching these individuals the skills to find – and keep – jobs that provide a genuine living wage.  On the work front, WWEE teaches job-readiness, computer and workplace skills training.  On the home front, they help with housing assistance and support services to low-income residents of Pierce and King Counties in Washington state.  Washington Women’s Employment and Education is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Read more…

 

Whole Child Connection

Stuart, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County, Martin County Community Foundation, United Way of Martin County, and United Way of St. Lucie County

The Whole Child Connection’s mission is to improve the lives of all families by providing the connection to a complete network of community resources. Their system is designed to provide a simple, straight-forward way to connect individuals and their families with the help that they need. The Whole Child Connection system is available free of charge to all Martin County children and their families — allowing them to remain anonymous while giving them access to community services. The goal is to help children and their families lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. Read More…

Women’s Resource Center NEW!

Bradenton, FL

 

Project: Business Planning to Increase Margin and Mission

Support provided by The Patterson Foundation

The Women’s Resource of Manatee is dedicated to providing direction to women of all generations by inspiring, educating and supporting them through life’s transitions. Each month, more than 250 women arrive at the door of the Women’s Resource Center seeking help.  Like many people from all walks of life, they have reached one of life’s turning points.  Unsure or unable to determine a direction, they come seeking a fresh start.  Whether coping with difficult family relationships, adjusting to a career change, concerned about financial security, grieving the loss of a loved one, or simply seeking opportunities for personal growth, Women’s Resource Center helps them on their personal journey. Read more…