American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

In 2006, the American Diabetes Association hired CNPS to help determine how (and how much) the organization should address the growing issue of obesity. Our charge was to objectively lay out viable structures and strategies for venturing into this new area and provide the Board with the information needed to decide amongst these options.

Graduate Theological Union

Graduate Theological Union

This coalition of nine Bay Area seminaries, which offers a joint PhD program in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley, charged us with assessing the viability of the Union in the face of declining enrollment at member seminaries. Our research revealed that member seminaries vary in their ability and willingness to support GTU programs and we designed a tiered membership structure to reflect their interests and motivation.

The Wildlife Alliance

The Wildlife Alliance

We helped this organization, which is headquartered in Washington, DC but has operations in Thailand and Cambodia, set up an organizational structure that would enable management decisions to be made at appropriate locations and levels.

AidData

AidData

The College of William and Mary charged us with finding a sustainable funding and management model for AidData, a transparency-promoting database that was developed jointly with Brigham Young University and Development Gateway. We developed a financial, governance and management structure that allowed for smoother collaboration among these organizations and has enabled AidData to grow and thrive.

USA Football

USA Football

Originally funded through philanthropic grants, USA Football was seeking to become more sustainable by diversifying its revenue base. We developed a 6-year plan, which included the launching of marketable programs and services, expansion of the donor base and cultivation of corporate sponsorships, to help USA Football become stronger and more self-reliant.