Case Study: Outreach Project — Branding & Marketing

The Challenge Outreach Project, which has been providing drug and alcohol services in the New York metropolitan area since 1980, stands out as a leader in the provision of adolescent residential services, services for women and children, and treatment services for diverse populations. In addition, it now operates the largest

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Case Study: MDRC — Risk Assessment

The Challenge MDRC, created in 1974 by the Ford Foundation and a group of Federal agencies, is best known for mounting large-scale evaluations of real-world policies and programs targeted to low-income people. The organization has also worked with others to design and evaluate such research programs. MDRC’s board audit committee

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Case Study: Connecticut Humanities Council — Operations Review

The Challenge In 2006, the Connecticut Humanities Council (CHC) embarked upon a year-long environmental scan to evaluate the CHC’s heritage grant-making effectiveness. The scan identified three areas of greatest challenge facing heritage organizations today: the necessity to understand the changing interests of new audiences, the necessity to create and support

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Case Study: Asia Society — Executive Search

The Challenge In its sixth decade, Asia Society is an international organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and deepening understanding among the peoples of Asia and the United States. Having opened five international offices and four domestic offices and decentralized its financial systems, Asia Society found that it had outgrown the

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Case Study: Jazzmobile — Marketing

The Challenge Founded in 1964, Jazzmobile seeks to keep alive and strengthen the heritage of Afro-Latin jazz, a uniquely American art form, through quality performances and educational programs. Sensing a deterioration in its reach in connection with its 45th Anniversary, Jazzmobile engaged NESC to prepare a total communications plan aimed

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Case Study: Life’s WORC — Social Enterprise/Earned Income

The Challenge Long Island-based Life’s WORC provides comprehensive support for individuals with developmental disabilities, including mental retardation and autism. Founded in 1971, the agency manages 32 homes and 11 community-based programs throughout Long Island and Queens. The organization has a very effective IT operation. So much so that it has

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