Services

Below you will find the consulting services that we offer as well as samples of projects we’ve done. Interested in working with us? E-mail donnie@workwithdonnie.com to set up a meeting to discuss your needs. We are headquartered in Minneapolis, and available to meet face-to-face with any of our clients located in the Twin Cities or surrounding communities. For clients who prefer face-to-face meetings, we are available for Video Conferencing and can discuss travel requirements for rendering services face-to-face.

Our services are listed under the following umbrellas:

(1) Workshop Development & Facilitation

(2) Program Development (+ Curriculum Writing)

(3) Organizational Development

(4) Social Media Engagement

(5) Strategic Partnerships

(6) Community Engagement

(7) Grant Writing

Want to know more about our background and qualifications? Click here.

 
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WORKSHOP DEVELOPMENT + FACILITATION

We can help you plan a workshop that is educational, memorable and engaging. With 15+ years of teaching and facilitation experience we can help you build a workshop or class from idea to implementation. We also offer facilitation services for workshops.

Our work has been seen at:

COSEBOC - Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (click here for our Sample Workbook)

AARP - Manifest 2019 Vision Board Workshop (click here for our Sample Workbook). See the Photo Gallery below:

 
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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Great programs are centered around learning outcomes and performance indicators. We can help you develop a program to serve your target population, fulfill your mission and amplify your impact.

We also offer Curriculum Writing services under our Program Development umbrella.

Our portfolio of impactful programs:

Bridges to the Blues - Bridges to the Blues is a multigenerational (must be at least 12 years old) program that pairs Chicago Musicians from multiple genres and diverse backgrounds to reimagine the blues. Participants in the program are invited to collaborate on new original music in order to audition for an opportunity to showcase at the historic Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park.

PROject US Style Bias Fashion Show - PROject US is an initiative for young adults between the ages of 13 – 23 designed to build fashion design, music production, and new media journalism skills. Adding value to the skills learned by curating artifacts created & knowledge gained in a comprehensive portfolio. Making that portfolio actionable with industry-centered special opportunities.The program was created by nonprofit organizations Art of Culture Inc. (formerly Donda’s House), Commonwealth Foundation and civic organization - Chicago Public Library’s YOUMedia. Each year the program culminated in a Fashion Show during Chicago Fashion Week. Check out the sample recap below:

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organizational development

We want to help you troubleshoot, brainstorm and plan for business success. Whether your company is a start-up, a staple or somewhere in between, we want to help you:

(1) Establish a 501 (c) Status Organization

(2) Conduct a Strategic Plan

(3) Branding & Communications

We supported the growth & development of the following organizations, campaigns & initiatives:

John Walt Foundation

Know Your Chicago’s Englewood Tour

Abolition Institute

 

SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Digital Real Estate is key to any modern business seeking to scale and increase the bottom line. We offer the following support:

(1) Content Development

(2) Fundraising Campaigns (including Giving Tuesday and End of Year Campaigns)

(3) Awareness & Advocacy Campaigns

We want to help you translate your face-to-face work to the digital space effortlessly and seamlessly.

We have successfully garnered millions of impressions.

Example Work:

Blackstone Bicycle Works - Safety Awareness Video “Stay In Your Lane”:

Sample “Happy New Year” Social Media Video:


Strategic partnerships

We have brokered strategic partnerships between non-profits, for-profits, hybrid organizations and governmental agencies. We can help:

(1) Develop Sponsorship & Partnership Decks

(2) Create Memorandum of Understandings & Partnership Agreements between two or more entities

(3) Mitigate resource challenges through identifying Strategic Partners

Check out the partners we’ve worked with in the past:

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community engagement

Seeking to connect to a particular community? We want to help you do so in a manner that is respectful, honors the culture of that community and that helps you meet your strategic goals.

Community Engagement at Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival: Developed the hashtag #DHShareYourTruth and festival goers responded to the prompt and then posted their videos on social media. This campaign garnered

Teens in the Park Festival - Community organizations, corporations & more serve as vendors at this annual Youth Music Festival in Chicago that we co-produce:

We served as co-producer for hip hop artist Common’s AAHH! Fest Community Day 2014 and 2016. View the 2016 recap video below:

Grant writing

You are doing excellent work, you just need to find the resources to support the work. We offer the following services:

(1) Grant Research - what are grants is your organization eligible for?

(2) Grant Writing - once you determine eligibility, we can support you with assistance writing your application(s).

(3) Grant Management - we can help you manage multiple applications to ensure you remain in compliance with awarded grants.

If you are a for-profit, we can assist you with applying for 501 (c) 3 Exemption Status in order to widen the pool of funds you have access to. Please also see our other services to pick the best solution(s) for your business.

If you would like to have a meeting to discuss whether or not we’d be a good fit for your consulting needs, please e-mail donnie@workwithdonnie.com or complete the form below and we will contact you to set up a consultation phone call. Please allow up to 5 business days for a response.

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