Strategic Management Consulting CLIENTS
Austin Independent School District (AISD)
In 2013 the Austin ISD Board approved the creation of two single-gender middle schools on campuses that had for decades been co-ed, neighborhood-centered middle schools. This policy decision led to sharply divided opinions in support and opposition on the part of parents, educators and community leaders. Social Impact Consulting was contracted to design and facilitate a day-long stakeholder session to bring parties to agreement on an overarching philosophy and set of desired outcomes that could guide school administrators, educators, parents and others in future policymaking and program design for the new single-gender campuses.
THE RGK CENTER FOR PHILANTHROPY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, THE LBJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Steve McKee was responsible for the design, planning and execution of a comprehensive capacity building program for the TEXAS RESOURCES FOR IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENT (TRIAD) PROJECT. TRIAD provided consultation and training to more than 50 nonprofit organizations serving military service veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. McKee designed the capacity building solution that included:
- Strategic management consultation
- Design and implementation of regional workshops
CATHOLIC Charities of Central Texas
Catholic Charities of Central Texas experienced 300% growth in programs and services over a one-year period in response to hurricane Katrina. The organization moved from a single to a multi-county service delivery area and from an informal service driven culture to a more consumer driven, results-focused culture, all within a short period of time. Our role was to move the board and staff through a successful transition using William Bridges’ framework (2001) for managing transitions, and through activities including shared values development, staff and board team building, strategic planning and board executive committee training.
The Child Friendly Faith Project
Developed a business plan focusing on earned income and private support as primary vehicles for growth.
The Homeless Task Force (Austin) and the Ending Chronic Homelessness Committee
The Homeless Task Force and the Ending Chronic Homelessness Committee were two independent but related groups working to end homelessness in Austin-Travis County. Social Impact Consulting designed and facilitated a series of planning sessions over six months that lead to the merger of these two entities into one more streamlined, focused and efficient organization, The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO). The transition management strategy recognized that there were two distinct cultures, different perceptions of community/client needs, and competing leadership questions to resolve. Social Impact Consulting designed a series of facilitated sessions over a six month time frame that resulted in the adoption of a common vision and mission statement, agreed upon goals, an agreed upon composition for a new governing board and a commitment to move forward. The new entity has flourished and is having an impact, now in it’s fourth year of operation.
The Neuropathy Alliance of Texas
Identified the optimum funding model and developed a three-year business plan for this early-stage nonprofit.
Consult with the statewide board and senior management of Texas CASA around growth strategies and long-range planning for impact on children in the foster care system.
Texas Legal Services Center
The TLSC needed to transition from a somewhat informal to a more formal, structured and strategic organization due to explosive growth in the scope of services and staffing. Social Impact Consulting was contracted to design and conduct a series of strategic planning sessions and to consult around funds development for the organization also designed and delivered communications training for all staff.
Consulted with this innovative start-up nonprofit from initial concept stage through program design and business plan development. WeViva is now a leading provider of accessible and affordable fitness and nutrition programs to people in low-income communities in Austin, Texas.
Additional clients (partial list) include:
- ECHO (The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, Austin, Texas)
- Front Steps/The ARCH, Austin
- Green Doors (formerly Community Partnership for the Homeless)
- Greenlights for Nonprofit Success (Affiliate Consultant)
- Open Door Preschools, Austin
- PLAN Central Texas
- Texas After Violence Project
- University of Texas School of Social Work and Austin Child Guidance Center