“When there’s change, there’s opportunity.”
– Jack Welch
Since 1980, The Whelan Group has worked with more than 300 nonprofit organizations in the fields of Education, Community Development, Arts & Culture, Faith-Based, and Social Services. By providing Strategic Planning, Campaign Management, Board Development, and Capacity Building services, we have helped our clients foster thoughtful strategic growth, strengthen their capital structures, and create long-term sustainability.
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With our guidance, our clients have raised over $1 billion in direct charitable support. We have helped them to establish the ability to raise billions more.
Social Impact Exchange
Economist E.F. Schumacher left us with the message “small is beautiful.” But how many non-profits want small impact? The desire for mission impact animates The Social Impact Exchange. The SIE’s vision is “to create a marketplace of doers, funders, and experts that...
Municipal Art Society
By all measures over its long history, the Municipal Art Society (MAS) has been a cornerstone urban institution – an advocate for sensible planning, design, and preservation in this dynamic metropolis. In recent years, MAS made its voice heard - and power felt -...
In 2023, Harlem Stage (HS) will celebrate four decades of pioneering commitment to artists of color ... artists engaged in the full performing arts spectrum -- music, poetry, dance, theater and film. Much more than a theater space, Harlem Stage awards commissions for...
The Cooper Union
Founded by industrialist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union has always offered exceptionally talented men and women a tuition-free education through three rigorous programs – in fine art, in architecture and in engineering – without regard to race or religion. A...
Griot Arts is a youth development organization located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Its focus is clearing a path out of poverty through creative expression and the arts. A small but intensely dedicated non-profit with a faith-based approach, Griot Arts’ mission of “creativity, compassion, and intentional community” needed a rock solid growth strategy anchored in a well-conceived financial plan to ensure the non-profit’s effectiveness.
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) serves 400 K -8 schoolchildren in Hoboken N.J. With a traditional core curriculum, Hoboken Dual Language Charter School ( HoLa) is mission-driven to deliver excellent English-Spanish immersion education. Since welcoming the...
New Yorkers for Parks
New Yorkers for Parks is the trusted, independent city-wide voice for the protection of New York’s treasured parks and open spaces. See how we’ve helped >
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach FL saw a small museum open its doors to the public in 1941. Founded originally by Ralph Norton to “preserve for the future the beautiful things of the past,” the Norton Museum of Art now paints outside those early lines. The Norton has a renowned permanent collection, remarkable permanent and special exhibitions, a dedication to curatorial excellence, and a creative approach to arts education. It has fulfilled its ambitious early vision. It is now one of the most active, serious, and engaging cultural institutions in Florida and throughout the South.
Acacia Network can look back to 1969 to see its growth from a small local non-profit into one of the country’s largest CDCs serving the Hispanic community.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Restoration has been an anchor institution in Central Brooklyn for more than 50 years. Building on this legacy, Restoration’s board recently embarked on an inclusive strategic planning process. The process and plan were designed to guide the organization’s work through and beyond the next five years.