Strategy: Brand Development

Chicago Foundation for Women

Background Chicago Foundation for Women is the leading Chicago-area grant making organization dedicated to supporting basic rights and equal opportunities for all women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary people. As CFW approached its 30th anniversary, the organization was looking for new messaging to freshen and clarify strategy andmission to build the case for support.. Following […]

The Chicago Network

Background The Chicago Network is the leading organization of Chicago’s professional women who have reached the highest levels of achievement in business, government, academia, nonprofits, and the arts. Through research, programming, partnerships and thought leadership, The Network seeks to expand opportunities for the advancement of women. By identifying key workplace challenges and celebrating successes, The […]

The Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation

Background The Chicago Public Library is internationally recognized for its leadership in reimagining the role of libraries, designing programs and promoting technology initiatives that connect Chicagoans of all ages and all backgrounds. The Library is a portal for opportunity in the 21st century. Many of the Library’s signature programs – from early childhood literacy to […]

Partnership for College Completion

Background The Partnership for College Completion, a nonprofit funded by leading foundations and individuals, is the only organization in Illinois working with colleges and universities to promote practices, programs and systems-change to ensure that low-income, first-generation students of color graduate from college. Through direct engagement with college leaders and policymakers, and through breakthrough research, the […]

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Background Widely-recognized nationally and internationally for its iconic Doomsday Clock, its flagship Journal, and its rigorous research on nuclear weapons and energy, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been expanding into other areas of vital interest and risk to humankind – climate change and emerging technology. Yet awareness of the Bulletin’s impact beyond the […]

The New York University Silver School of Social Work

Background The New York University Silver School of Social Work has been at the forefront of clinical education and social change for more than 50 years. The roll out of a new Strategic Plan, underscoring the Dean’s vision to more closely integrate research and clinical work, expand globally and increase student and faculty diversity, required […]

Shriver Center on Poverty Law

A Chicago-based national organization that advances economic and racial justice for all, was preparing for its 50th anniversary and the launch of a new strategic plan.

One Million Degrees

The organization has sought support for a range of activities, beginning with messaging for its tenth anniversary and largest fundraising campaign, and extending to extensive media relations to underscore the value of community college to students, communities, and employers and the linkage between its programs and student success.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is one of the country’s largest food banks, providing food to individuals and families facing food insecurity through a network of 800 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.