With appreciation and excitement, the FCCP concluded its work with a group of phenomenal students at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. The student consultants from Change the World Nonprofit Consulting, which is attached the University’s Center for Social Venture Consulting, submitted deliverables to the FCCP earlier this month. The end product which the students presented at a conference on campus, outlined ways for the FCCP to capitalize on its current capabilities and new opportunities to create a consistent revenue stream to cover its costs.
The final deliverable included a valuation of services provided by the FCCP (e.g. speaking engagement, workshops, expungement, travel). In addition to this valuation the team provided recommendations for the FCCP moving forward inglucding:
-Diversify service options (pre-release involvement, differentiation, employment placement, workforce development)
-Increase speaking platforms (e.g. webinars and articles)
-Mentoring program (people who have received helped from FCCP come back to help with workshops, walk others through program)
-Implement sponsorship opportunities for workshops (identify potential sponsors for expungement workshops)
-Establish more corporate partnerships
-Increase publicity of FCCP’s success stories
The owes a debt of gratitude to the student consultants, Hongqi Ding, Michael Du, Hargun Kalsi, Andrew Tran, and Yanfei Xia, for their diligence and outstanding work. We would also like to send our appreciation to the Program Manager, Pammi Bhular, who patience and guidance helped us to design and submit this project. The FCCP truly appreciates organizations like Change the World and justice minded institutions like the Center for Social Value Creation for helping small non-profits trying to make a big difference. We thank you.