Eve Bradshaw and Associates

July 10, 2015

Smart Clients Get Results With EBA

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We’ve delivered high quality writing, editing, and project management services to a variety of clients recently:

—Our work on the highly competitive Smart Growth program of Chicago Community Trust for a small music education non-profit opened the door to significant funding for capacity building.
—We kicked off the inaugural grants management program for that same organization, submitting applications for $165,000 in private foundation grants over the past six months.
—New Venture Advisors delivered two feasibility assessments and a business plan for sustainable food enterprise clients with our writing and editing support.
—Sunshine Enterprises applied for a $150,000 federal grant from the Small Business Administration to expand its business incubator program on the south side. We provided project management and budget consultation for this complicated application, and wrote all the narratives. (We’ll keep you posted on the outcome!)
Do you have a need for a writer, editor, or project manager for any upcoming projects? If so, give us a call at 312.952.6352.

September 8, 2014

EBA helps two new clients meet their goals.

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We recently put our wordsmithing skills to good use for two new clients, who now have updated narratives that they will be able to use for fund raising, marketing, and communication with constitutents.

We created a case statement for South Side Community Federal Credit Union (SSCFCU) around their innovative Wealth and Wellness Initiative which addresses the twin social concerns of poverty and poor health among residents of low-income communities. This document lays out the need statement, organization background and capacity, the plan to address the needs, and the cost of the Initiative. SSCFCU will use the narratives within the case statement to build awareness, develop marketing materials, and raise funds to support the program. 

Ultimately, the program aims to help participants increase their savings, improve their credit scores, and measurably improve their overall health and wellness. There’s no other program like this on the south side, and we’re optimistic that SSCFCU will be able to use the case statement to attract funding to grow the initiative.

EBA also recently helped the Chicago West Community Music Center (CWCMC) apply for funding from the Smart Growth grant program of Chicago Community Trust. Smart Growth is a “four-year capacity-building program that helps small arts and cultural organizations engage their board and staff in strengthening management practices that effectively support their mission, enabling them to contribute to the community, pay a living wage to artists and staff and remain resilient in the face of economic and demographic shifts.”

Our work for CWCMC helped clarify their mission statement, polish their organizational history and program narratives, and made the case for the unique work that the organization does to bring music and music education to west side communities. CWCMC is the only arts organization located in Garfield Park. The dedicated founders, who grew up in neighboring North Lawndale, are talented musicians who created the organization to address social and economic challenges through music. 

We can help your organization meet its goals and better serve its mission. Give us a call at 312-952-6352; or email us at eba1999 @ sbcglobal.net. (Take out the spaces.)

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