We have been pleasantly surprised by the growth and momentum of our organization in recent months, especially given the current economic challenges faced by funders, nonprofits, and other health and human service organizations
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 13, 2009
MissionWise® announced today that it has recently added several projects from new and existing clients throughout the country. Established as the consulting arm of Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) to help organizations become stronger and more sustainable in their efforts to eliminate health inequities, MissionWise works with a variety of nonprofits such as funders, their grantees, and other health and human service organizations. Included among these are numerous local, regional, and national philanthropies, clinics, hospitals, universities, plus a variety of program and service providers.
MissionWise has experienced robust growth within recent months, adding numerous projects from new clients such as Allegany Franciscan Ministries of Tampa, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Community Foundation of North Florida, icouldbe.org, Kidz Bite Back, Reclaiming Futures, and The California Endowment. In addition, MissionWise has grown its business through expanded relationships with a number of its existing clients, including Denver Harbor Clinic, In SHAPE Program of Monadnock Family Services, The Dibble Institute, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
MissionWise is engaged with its new and existing clients in numerous ways ranging from delivering consultation, training, and mentoring to foundation grantees over an extended period of time in areas such as capacity-building and sustainability; to providing workshops and webinars addressing topics such as earned-income strategies, social enterprise, and protecting intellectual property rights; to conducting brainstorming sessions on scenario-planning, risk-mitigation, and revenue-generation for nonprofits. The length of project engagement varies for each MissionWise client, with some projects lasting two years or more, and others with a much shorter duration of one or two days.
"We have been pleasantly surprised by the growth and momentum of our organization in recent months, especially given the current economic challenges faced by funders, nonprofits, and other health and human service organizations," said Larry Clark, MissionWise's leader and C.H.E.F.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe it is because of these economic challenges that organizations are seeking out our services as they look for ways to better achieve their mission and financial bottom lines through a strong business plan and diverse revenue base." Clark continued, "From its launch just a few short years ago, MissionWise has had a unique offering as a consultancy connected to a nonprofit that is a funder, a program and service provider, and a successful social enterprise with a history of thirty-five years."
MissionWise® helps health and human service foundations, their grantees, and other nonprofits build organizational capacity and long-term sustainability through business planning. With offices in Seattle, Washington and Oakland, California, its diverse roster of clients include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment, The Dibble Institute, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), Treatment Research Institute (TRI), Denver Harbor Clinic, Collaborative to Advance Funding in Palliative Care (CAFPAC), In SHAPE Program of Monadnock Family Services, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, and many others. For information about MissionWise, please visit http://www.missionwise.org or call 1.800.323.2433.
About Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
Founded in 1974, Seattle-based Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (C.H.E.F.®) is a nationally known nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and quality of life through education. With a long history of innovation in bringing better health to individuals and communities, C.H.E.F.'s efforts today focus on eliminating health inequities through a powerful combination of advocacy, education, grant-making, partnerships, and consulting. Whether assisting organizations in becoming more effective advocates for change, or providing consulting to help organizations build their capacity to better deliver services and become more sustainable, C.H.E.F. brings together foundations, government, nonprofits, and coalitions to create a social movement to eliminate health inequities. For information about C.H.E.F., please visit http://www.chef.org or call 1.800.323.2433.