Urban League of Nebraska

We provided vision and strategic planning, comprehensive development and fundraising services, and transition assistance for a historic civil rights organization.

Urban League of Nebraska
Vision planning, transition assistance, strategic planning, execution services

Vision planning

Bureau for Good first engaged with Urban League of Nebraska (ULN) to lead the organization’s pursuit of the City of Omaha’s post-COVID federal recovery funding allocations. We worked with Urban League’s CEO and program leaders to establish evidence-based practices in programs, and best practices in program evaluation. In deep strategic thinking sessions, we helped the CEO select and adapt program models, and connected them to experts in those methodologies. This work, and the proposal we prepared, brought in the largest single grant the organization had ever received.

Transition assistance

When ULN’s longstanding Development Director retired, Bureau for Good assisted with that transition. We assumed temporary responsibility for many external communications, including grants and proposals. We helped reshape the job description for the Development Director position, interviewed candidates, and helped select a hire. In the meantime, we were assisting with the transition, performing preliminary revenue planning, and drafting a development plan for the future Director to rely on and shape to their liking.

Strategic planning

When the organization received a major grant from Mackenzie Scott, Bureau for Good worked with leadership to scale the earlier federally-funded project. This work included facilitating partnerships, helping articulate new program plans, creating organizational charts and job descriptions, connecting staff to training opportunities, and packaging critical messages for funders.

Execution services

For three years, BFG handled nearly all grants and reports required for effective stewardship of ULN’s nearly $2 million revenue portfolio. Reporting to the Development Director, our work has been key to success at increasing revenue, diversifying revenue sources, and bringing in new government, corporate, and private funding.

In the one year that I have worked with Bureau For Good, I have gained knowledge and have received direction in a way that I am not sure I would have received anywhere else. They have taken the time to listen to my needs and answer all of my questions…With their guidance, I have been given tools and skills that will allow me to continue to grow in my profession.

LaWanda Gould

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