As a strategic planning organization, we fundamentally believe in helping organizations create confidence in their future.
2020 has challenged every team and organization, creating uncertainty and instability amidst a global pandemic.
With this uncertainty and instability, we knew it was more important than ever for OnStrategy to provide support to the critical community backbone created by non-profits around the globe. In times like these, support organizations find their resources stretched to the limit.
To help these organizations continue to serve those in need, OnStrategy provided donations to a different non-profit every month. We understand the tremendous human impact these organizations provide and truly respect their work. So, here’s a quick run-down of the organizations OnStrategy (and YOU!) helped support during 2020:
COVID-19 Business Continuity Planning Toolkit: At the break of the pandemic, leaders around the globe found their organizations threatened and tested like never before. Our team went to work quickly developing tools and best practices for leaders to adapt strategically to protect the health and sustainability of their organizations.
In fewer than two weeks, we pulled together a complete COVID-19 Continuity Planning Toolkit and webinar series. Proceeds from the pay-what-you-can fee benefited the Food Bank of Northern Nevada while providing any organization affordable (or free!) access to content and resources to help them create a continuity plan.
Feeding America: Every dollar donated provides at least 10 meals to families in need this holiday through the Feeding America network of food banks. When a bag of food or groceries is placed in the hands of someone struggling with hunger you can actually see their spirit lift as this one realization takes hold: someone cares. Learn how you can help at www.feedingamerica.org.
Eddy House: We helped the Eddy House Youth Resource Center promote self-sufficiency and empowerment to homeless, runaway, foster, and at-risk youth ages 18-24 by providing safety, basic needs, and access to community resources in Northern Nevada. Learn how you can help at EddyHouse.org.
Pathfinders, Reno: Pathfinders reaches the inner-city, at-risk and forgotten children in the Reno, Nevada area. They empower the lives of these older children through leadership training. Learn how you can help at https://www.pathfindersreno.org/.
Casting for Recovery: Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. Learn how you can help at https://castingforrecovery.org/canv/.
Cedelid Micro-Enterprise Program (El Salvador): Cedelid helps women in El Salvador have a sustainable source of income to support their families. Our donation helps their micro-enterprise business development program. www.cedelid.org
World Help: World Help helped distribute emergency relief in the provinces surrounding Wuhan. Our donation provided food and protective face masks for persons in Chinese cities at high-risk for coronavirus. https://worldhelp.net/
Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra: The Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra (WACCS) provides services to support women as they journey out of poverty and away from public safety net programs to improve their lives. Our donation helped provide ESL and GED (HiSet) education, job search and preparation, a free diaper bank, crisis intervention, and information and referrals for any other community service a woman may need to move forward in her life. Learn how you can help at http://waccs.org/
Domestic Violence Resource Center: COVID-19 caused a 59% increase in the need for domestic violence services in a single week period. Our donation provided support for domestic violence emergency shelters and meals for families.
Safe Embrace: With the Safe Embrace shelter 100% full, our donation helped provide hotel rooms for women seeking to flee domestic and sexual violence. Learn how you can help at http://www.safeembrace.org/
Veterans Guest House: We helped the Veterans Guest House provide United States military service veterans temporary overnight accommodations when receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area. https://www.veteransguesthouse.org/
Nehemiah Community: We supported the Nehemiah Community by donating to support business training, and support platform for entrepreneurs who desire to build transformational companies within a shared-value global community. www.nehemiahecommunity.com
West Coast Fires: As the wildfires ravaged much of the West Coast of the United States, we donated to provide support in the ashes of wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington that have torched millions of acres and burned entire neighborhoods to the ground. Our donation helped families with equipment, supplies and basic needs as a result of this devastating disaster.
Volunteers of America: We helped Volunteers of America provide quality housing, employment, and related supportive services to those in need. Their vision is to strengthen communities by providing the blueprint and tools for individuals to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Learn how you can help at https://www.voa-ncnn.org/.
Delivering with Dignity: Delivering with Dignity works with non-profit partners to deliver meals to those who are at high risk of COVID-19, and are ineligible or not served by any community organization for the provision of food to their homes, or are financially unable to meet their food needs without leaving their home. Learn how you can help at https://www.deliveringwithdignityrenosparks.org/.