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.
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.
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.
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.
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.