Seedco helps clients maximize resources and achieve results
As they face increasing demand amid scarce funding resources, nonprofits and their foundation partners need to measure their impact and use resources more strategically than ever before. Seedco works with foundation and nonprofit clients to:
- Maximize resources
- Develop innovative approaches to service delivery, and
- Create practical strategies that achieve results
Recent projects with foundations and nonprofits include:
- Service Integration: Delivering Economic Strengthening Services to Low-wage Workers (Guide and Toolkit): In 2010, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Seedco’s Consulting and Technical Assistance team developed this guide as part of the Making Connections Initiative. Launched in 1999, Making Connections is the flagship initiative of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, which works in cities across the U.S. to promote neighborhood scale programs, policies, and activities that contribute to stable, capable families.This guide provides agency staff at all levels, from executive directors to frontline workers, with step-by-step instructions on how to integrate workforce development, work and family supports, and asset building services.
- Housing Help Program: Beginning in 2003, Seedco’s Consulting and Technical Assistance team has worked closely with the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS), Civil Court of New York State, United Way of New York City, and Legal Aid Society to develop, launch, and evaluate an innovative homelessness prevention program in New York City.The Housing Help Program combats housing instability and prevents homelessness by serving families facing eviction with comprehensive court-based interventions that include legal, financial, and social services. In 2011, new funding from the Robin Hood Foundation, through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, enabled Seedco to administer data management and reporting services in support of program expansion into additional areas of the Bronx. Additionally, a grant from the Mizuho USA Foundation enabled Seedco to provide program development support in Queens and Brooklyn sites where the Housing Help Program has recently launched.
- From 2010 to 2011, the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) contracted with Seedco to help ensure the success of the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF)/Exxon Mobil Weatherization Training Partnership. Seedco developed partnerships with local workforce development agencies in five cities across the country to prepare workers for real careers in the energy efficiency field. As AEA worked with weatherization agencies and training providers in these targeted cities to implement new distance learning technologies in multi-family weatherization training, Seedco worked with local workforce agencies in each city to develop linkages with weatherization agencies and training providers and connect the weatherization workforce to larger citywide and regional opportunities.As part of the technical assistance provided under this partnership, Seedco researched and developed a customized series of tools to support the workforce partners in their outreach and assessment activities in the green jobs arena, including intake and assessment templates and career pathways.