ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NONPROFIT CONSULTING PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS

Case Studies

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Pay Our Interns, Washington DC

In 2018, our firm was retained to provide organizational development, strategic planning, and fund development strategic assistance to Pay Our Interns (POI),  a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, that advocates for paid internships on Capitol Hill and in businesses.  RCM Strategic Consulting developed an organizational infrastructure including formal job descriptions, an operating budget, a workflow plan including a leadership structure playing to the co-founders strengths.  In addition, our firm created a comprehensive, well-researched fundraising strategy, restructured and organized their Board of Directors, wrote grant proposals, oversaw program development, and provided coaching to both founders to build skills in fundraising, organizational management and administration, and board and organizational governance.

Catholic Charities of Maryland, Baltimore MD

We are working with Catholic Charities of Maryland to reimagine vacant space in a neighborhood shopping center in the Cherry Hill area of South Baltimore as a hub for small businesses, entrepreneurship, retail, and community building.  Our involvement includes commercial leasing, community engagement, real estate development, and relationship building.  The firm is charged with developing and executing partnerships, identifying vendors for the pop-up retail space, and deepening stakeholder engagement.  Our goal is to curate and sustain a high-quality experience, not just for community members, but for Baltimore City as a whole.


Chesapeake 5 Theatres, Chestertown MD

RCM Strategic Consulting facilitated a successful public-private partnership that brought a first-run movie theater back to Chestertown, MD.  We served as the liaison between local and county governments, community organizations, and the business owner.  Under the deal’s innovative terms, the county agreed to provide last-dollar funding in the form of an advance against future tax revenues, to ensure that the development deal was completed. 


Local coverage: https://chestertownspy.org/2018/10/16/the-movies-are-back/

Central Baltimore Partnership, Baltimore MD

Central Baltimore Partnership engaged our services to help area small businesses secure permanent locations in the city center.  The firm’s work involved partnering with business owners, the architect, and other stakeholders on site planning, design, project finance, site acquisition and permitting.

Salisbury University, Salisbury MD

 

RCM Strategic Consulting developed a strategic plan for Salisbury University to increase the number of graduates who remain in the local area as entrepreneurs or employees of local businesses.  We partnered with the university, municipal and county governments, local chambers of commerce and economic development entities, and area businesses to develop specific recommendations and forecast likely outcomes.