The Partnership That Helped Save a Nonprofit

Imagine a office that encourages we to not usually demeanour for problems in a world, though to actively play a purpose in elucidate them. That’s usually one of a things that drew Austin, Texas-based Brooke Currie to join GLG, a world’s largest believe marketplace, as a new college graduate.

GLG’s goal is to move a energy of discernment to any veteran preference by joining clients who have questions to subject-matter experts who can answer them. As a group personality in GLG’s Austin, Texas, office, Currie essentially works with professional-services clients; her colleagues offer financial-services firms, life-sciences companies, companies and law firms — nonetheless that’s usually a handful of a forms of organizations GLG supports. 

Through a Social Impact initiative, GLG helps organizations opposite a amicable sector. The GLG Social Impact Fellowship provides dual years of giveaway height entrance to high-impact, scaling nonprofit and social-enterprise teams. GLG Social Impact partners with grantmaking foundations, nonprofit advisory firms and impact investors to maximize their solutions. And a GLG Social Impact partners module enables any GLGer, regardless of role, reign or geography, to bond nonprofits of their selecting with pro bono consultant consultations.

For Currie, that meant assisting women who are perplexing to allege their careers.

“As a immature lady in a corporate world, it seemed like a good approach to give back,” she said. “I know we have attempted and erred a few times myself. If we could be a little assistance to anyone, that’s what we wanted to do.”

Last spring, Currie reached out to Mia Johns, a executive executive of a Austin affiliate of Dress for Success. Launched in 2003, a executive Texas associate helps approximately 1,000 women any year — and not usually by providing them with suitable garments to wear to an speak or a new job. They also offer workforce growth skills and veteran support to women entering a office market. 

“Dress for Success is a unequivocally clever worldwide brand, though any associate is obliged for lifting their possess funding,” Johns said. “We rest on a village [for support].”

When Currie reached out to offer a classification (free!) expertise, Johns’ emailed response included  “many, many exclamation marks.” 

“They were unequivocally vehement we were charity assistance to them,” Currie said.

Over several phone calls and emails, Currie narrowed in on what Dress for Success Austin indispensable to work on many — namely, updated promotional materials that would yield intensity clients with a clearer clarity of a services offered. The classification also saw a need for fine-tuning communications among their network of 300 volunteers. And Johns asked what else they could do to assistance clients continue improving their skills in office of some-more remunerative jobs.

“Nearly three-fourths of a clients who get jobs make reduction than $15 an hour,” Johns said. “It’s critical for us to consider of artistic ways to boost their skills so they can get better-paying jobs.” 

Any one of a issues confronting Dress for Success would have taken time and income to find usually a right consultant to assistance — “and many of a time, nonprofits don’t have a staff or a appropriation to do that,” Johns forked out. But interjection to GLG’s endless database of industry-specific experts, Currie had a answers during her fingertips. 

“The many severe partial for me — that we enjoyed — was reckoning out who were a right experts to help,” pronounced Currie. “The options were kind of limitless.”

Within weeks, Johns was put in hold with 3 professionals, any of whom spent an hour on a phone with her, including a executive who’d worked on a American Music Awards, a tellurian resources specialist, and an consultant on labor government who formerly worked for Amazon.

“The consultants we worked with were stellar,” Johns said. “I felt so absolved to speak to them. They were frank and all unequivocally helpful.”

The conversations sparked action: Johns hung adult a phone bargain how to improved promulgate Dress for Success’s programs on their website and amicable channels. She grown leads on companies that could offer clients higher-paying jobs. And she implemented a recommendation from a tellurian resources consultant on how to best divulge new turnover in a affiliate’s volunteer-coordinator position. 

Currie called a whole knowledge “super-eye-opening,” in terms of how GLG is singly positioned to give an classification a leg up.

“It’s unequivocally rewarding to consider creatively to assistance nonprofits problem-solve,” she said. “I adore my job.”

This essay was paid for and constructed in partnership with GLG. GLG Social Impact delivers a energy of GLG’s height to a amicable sector.