The Wharton School | Groups
Neighborhood Bike Works
NBW inspires youth and strengthens Philadelphia communities by providing equitable access to bicycling and bike repair through education, recreation, and leadership and career-building opportunities. In the next three years, NBW will expand bike-related youth job training opportunities and grow the organization's earned-revenue through on-site and mobile bike shop operations. This project is an opportunity to help NBW come up with a business plan for its mobile bike shop, specifically identifying ideal service areas, site locations, equipment and infrastructure needs, and staffing considerations.

Women Against Abuse
Women Against Abuse, Inc. (WAA) is the leading domestic violence service provider in Philadelphia, providing a comprehensive array of life-saving services, prevention education and technical assistance, and advocacy to an average of 15,000 individuals each year. For this project, Wharton Community Consultants (WCC) would create a business plan inclusive of a market needs assessment, fee structure, and marketing and engagement strategy for WAA’s IPV training and technical assistance services for the corporate sector. This assessment would equip WAA with the information needed to potentially expand our technical assistance and training services to the corporate sector in order to 1) increase knowledge, awareness, and workplace policies on domestic violence; and 2) provide an opportunity for WAA to diversify its funding streams through earned income.

Project H.O.P.E.
As a federally-qualified health center, the mission of Project H.O.P.E. is to improve the health and well-being of homeless persons and others in need within the greater Camden, New Jersey area by providing primary, preventative, and related health services. Project HOPE has recently undergone significant expansion and is currently in need of a comprehensive communications plan. The WCC team would be responsible for the following: 1) Evaluation of what our messaging should be to reach patients and donors, 2) Templates for newsletters and social media and suggested frequency/ calendar for each mode of communications, 3) Financial analysis to indicate what communications time and effort costs the organization versus financial gain, and 4) Identify funding sources or other resources that we could use to hire communication staff

CareLink Community Support Services
CareLink's Career Services group enables hundreds of local individuals with mental disabilities to live independently, complete their education (GED, high school and college), and find employment. The WCC team will help CareLink expand services to individuals outside of the publicly funded sector, including private behavioral health providers, large companies and EAPs, and local high schools and colleges. A successful project deliverable will include a business plan for CareLink's career services.

Rock to the Future
Rock to the Future is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 that provides music education for Philadelphia’s underserved youth at no cost to them or their families. Using music, our programs ignite passion and creativity, support academic achievement, and improve self-esteem. The WCC project will focus on helping RTTF identify the correct KPIs and measurements to communicate the impact of various RTTF programs to key stakeholders. RTTF needs quantifiable and qualitative results to tell the story to increase participant enrollment and secure new donor funding.

Kitchen Cred
Kitchen Cred is a youth program that teaches self-confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills through out-of-school culinary programs. This project focuses specifically on developing a business plan to identify and recruit sponsors for Kitchen Cred's Short Program. The Kitchen Cred Short Program provides teens at the Youth Service Inc shelter with healthy recipes, trains them in the skills needed, and teaches the essentials of food preparation and storage safety.

Therapy Center of Philadelphia
TCP’s mission is to provide affordable therapy to the women and trans communities in all their diversities in an environment that nurtures individual well-being and personal growth. TCP is looking for a WCC team to help us improve how the Executive Director and the Board can more effectively manage the organization’s finances and operations towards its strategic goals. The team will be asked to deeply understand the TCP’s unique strategy, finances, operating model, and decision-making processes. The ultimate goal is a set of recommendations and concrete set of KPIs (e.g., performance dashboards) that will inform and facilitate Board decision-making.

The Energy Co-Op
The Energy Co-Op's mission is a local, non-profit energy supplier. Its mission is to provide energy cost savings, education, and advocacy on behalf of our members; to promote the efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy; and to support cooperative concepts and participate in the cooperative movement. It has recently been losing members and would like WCC to help with a marketing plan to increase membership.

Theatre Horizon
Theatre Horizon would like to apply for a liquor license to diversify its sources of income and increase revenues. The WCC team will undertake the application process, perform a revenue analysis, survey patrons in consumer behavior and expectations, and suggest an implementation timeline.

Girls Rock Philly
Girls Rock Philly is a youth-centered music organization dedicated to building an inter-generational community of girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people. GRP has been growing steadily over the past few years, launching new programs and expanding existing ones. As a result, GRP's people resources are fully tasked and there is no clear decision-making pathway. GRP would like WCC to lead a decision-mapping project for GRP and deliver a recommended decision map for the organization to implement and improve organizational effectiveness.

CCTC’s mission is to passionately serve the emotional needs of children and families beginning in early childhood. CCTC would like WCC to develop a sustainable incentive program structured by tiers which are determined by level of leadership at the organization. The type and amount of reward would depend on two variables: financial success and qualitative performance, operationalized by the advancement of performance indicators such as number of referrals, client progress, and retainment of services. Ultimately, the program would offer monetary rewards in exchange for program success and the upholding of CCTC’s mission to provide the highest quality of services possible.

Inner Strength Foundation
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