Increasing Individual and Corporate Giving
P-OIC tasked Fox MC with developing a marketing plan that would create sustainable revenue growth through increasing individual and corporate giving. Through primary and secondary research, the team identified several obstacles to P-OIC’s revenue growth goals. Their report targeted one revenue stream, events-based marketing, as a primary focus for increasing individual and corporate giving. Read more.
Targeting Charitable Giving at Mid-Sized Companies
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey engaged Fox MC to develop cost-effective strategies for marketing to their middle market segment (100-1000 employees), and develop a product and service mix that resonated with these firms. The changing political, legal, sociocultural and competitive landscape of the charitable giving industry was driving changes in the positioning of this organization. Read more.
Gauging Interest in Philadelphia-based Survey Platform
The Institute for Survey Research launched a pilot of BeHeardPhilly to gauge respondent interest in the platform. They engaged Fox MC to research the interest of government departments, nonprofit organizations and public interest researchers in accessing the data this platform would generate. Fox MC was tasked with determining the level of interest, willingness to pay for the service, how clients wanted to use the tool, and what features within the platform would most benefit these clients. Read more.
Developing Retail Distribution for a Social Enterprise
Sari Bari is building a distribution channel strategy that focuses on wholesaling to retailers. Sari Bari partnered with Fox Management Consulting (Fox MC) to develop a marketing strategy for reaching more US consumers and expanding its retail presence throughout the United States. Read more.
Evaluating Enterprise Planning Systems
Philabundance engaged Fox MC to review its system for collecting and tracking donations in real-time. Through an in-depth analysis of their current systems and the systems of peer food banks, Fox MC recommended a feasible Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for Philabundance. Read more.
Connecting Entrepreneurs with Resources for Success
The Free Library’s Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) assists entrepreneurs with making facts-based decisions to support their goals. They engaged a Fox MC faculty team to train their staff and librarians from the broader Free Library network in effectively supporting new business owners and connecting them with resources necessary for success. Read more.
Farmer Training Program
Willistown Conservation Trust (WCT) is a non-profit land trust that endeavors to protect the rural beauty of the 28,000 acres surrounding Willistown, Pennsylvania. Fox Management Consulting worked with Willistown to develop a business model, corresponding business plan, curriculum recommendations, and financial model for the proposed farmer manager training program. Read more.
Transforming the Global Insurance Industry
The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the financial sector. In 2009, a team from Fox Management Consulting investigated the impact of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors on financial performance. The team’s work led to the publication of The Global State of Sustainable Insurance (UNEP 2009) and the further development of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (UNEP 2012). Read more.
Developing a New Revenue Stream for Public Schools
The School District of Philadelphia (SDP), established in 1818, operates over 200 schools with a $2.5B annual budget and serves over 130,000 K-12 students. Fox Management Consulting worked with the School District of Philadelphia to develop new sources of revenue. Read more.
Developing a New Literacy Enterprise
Powerful Voices for Kids (PVK) represents a unique partnership between Laurada Byers, founder of the Russell Byers Charter School in Center City Philadelphia, and Dr. Renee Hobbs, Director of the Media Education Lab at Temple University and a nationally renowned media literacy expert. Fox Management Consulting worked with integrating Dr. Hobbs’ expertise in media literacy and Ms. Byers’ vision of creating a national K-12 media literacy model, with the goal of creating a viable media literacy enterprise. Using the work provided by Fox MC, PVK received a $100,000 grant to launch the program. Read more.
Investigating New Market Opportunities
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) builds wealth and opportunity for low-wealth people and places through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. Fox Management Consulting worked with The Reinvestment Fund to investigate new growth areas and develop a business plan for successfully targeting those markets. TRF implemented many of the team’s recommendations, which resulted in $250,000 of new loans. Read more.
Utilizing Business Services
Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board (PWIB) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on all aspects of workforce development. PWIB engaged Fox Management Consulting to increase utilization of their business services. PWIB was provided with a strategy that fosters agility and measures the success of the Business Services Unit. Read more.
Building a Business Model to Support Sustainable Urban Agriculture
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a non-profit, member based organization that aims to transform agricultural and food systems in Pennsylvania. Fox Management Consulting worked with PASA to research and develop a business model that supports sustainable agriculture in close-in urban areas. The team identified five key insights that led to PASA’s Farm Lease Connection, a platform that connects land owners and sustainable growers. Read more.
Integrating Culinary Education, Peace and Social Impact
Peace by Tourism is a culinary arts, service, and hospitality management education program designed to promote coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians of different faiths and backgrounds. Fox Management Consulting worked with Peace by Tourism to create a sustainable business model that incorporates coexistence social impact goals with culinary education as the core immersion experience. Fox MC devised a multi-phase “transformative outcomes” model along with a methodology for evaluating potential coexistence activities. This will allow Peace by Tourism to build a more robust program. Read more.
Enhancing the Caregiver’s Capacity to Care
Partners on the Path, LLC (Partners) is a start-up company that offers stress management products and services for caregivers. Fox Management Consulting was engaged to develop a business plan that would give Partners the direction needed to develop its products, operate a scalable and sustainable business plan, and provide much-needed aid to caregivers. Read more.