Empowering Organizations to Transform Communities Since 2002
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The Olin Group is a consulting firm that supports nonprofits and foundations in Southern California. Our team of experts helps organizations sustain and strengthen their efforts through planning, development, evaluation, communication, and collaboration.
Marketing, Branding, and Communication
Whether you are creating a stronger brand identity, meeting strategic
development goals, or making a case for funding, The Olin Group helps
nonprofits increase stakeholder investment and engagement through feasible
communication strategies. Our marketing, branding, and communication
services generate real returns by helping nonprofits clearly articulate their
value and impact.
Evaluation and Needs Assessment
One of the best – and often overlooked – ways that nonprofits can prove
impact is through evaluation and reporting on its efforts in the community.
Investing in a strategic evaluation plan and process demonstrates to funders
and other stakeholders that your program is making the difference you say it
is, and that you are deploying resources where it matters most.
Fund Development Services
A successful grant program is critical to the sustainability and health of
nonprofit organizations. The Olin Group raises millions of dollars each
year for our nonprofit clients. Because many nonprofits either do not have
or cannot afford, an internal development team, this kind of outsourced
development support is an ideal alternative.
Serving as the public face for private philanthropy, The Olin Group provides
administrative services and oversight for family foundations and private
endowments. We help develop strategic frameworks to guide philanthropic
investment and increase social impact in our communities.
Planning, Assessment, and Facilitation
Vibrant, successful organizations all have one thing in common: they are
always planning, assessing, and facilitating important strategy discussions
to foster growth and change. The very nature of these processes is guided
by rigorous standards, but must be uniquely customized to the needs of the
organization. Small nonprofits have different planning needs than larger
nonprofits, and culture, leadership, mission and life-space all play a role in
the formation of a strategic plan.
• Annual Report
• Board Facilitation
• Business Plan
• Case for Investment
• Fund Development Plan
• Grant Strategy Package
• Grant Opportunity Report
• Program Data Assessment
• Program Evaluation Plan
• Organizational Sustainability Assessment
• Specific Proposal
Low Bono Program
• Be a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit in good standing with the IRS • Show evidence of annual revenues under $1 million • Be based in Southern California
To be eligible for pro bono or low bono support, applicants must:
The Olin Group offers pro bono-low bono support to Southern California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits that have less than $1 million in annual revenues, that have in mind a time-limited project (up 3 to months) or a retainer (up to 6 months), and that can benefit from one of our service lines. The firm will support one or two applicants per quarter.