Reviews, Case Studies & Clients


You certainly have been the right person in the right place at the right time!! Many thanks for all you’ve done for ResourceWest and our community.
— Barb Westmoreland, ResourceWest Executive Committee, Hopkins School District
SCC worked with the Friends in Need Food Shelf to develop a Strategic Plan that helped us move forward in a much more intentional way. They also developed an e-newsletter template that we could easily use to connect with our donors and they produced a very high quality brochure for marketing.
— Michelle Rageth, Executive Director, Friends in Need Food Shelf
SCC came in and assessed what we needed to do, brought stability to the organization, and had a calming effect on the employees, volunteers, and Board of Directors. You guided us through with understanding, encouragement, leadership and helped us in the hiring of our current Executive Director.
— Carol Farley, Board President, White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf
Working with SCC, I was able to realize my own potential and am now directing several homeless youth programs here at Pillsbury House. They helped me to see my own potential to grow from a competent youth worker to someone who was capable of managing and directing a successful program with a sizable budget.”
— Matt Tennant, Street Survival Director, Pillsbury United Communities

Case Studies

You created a way for us to work with you that was effective and affordable. And, we were successful! We are very excited about the new hire and we will think of you when we conduct future searches.
— Susan Geller, Associate Director of Operational and Organizational Advancement, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Thank you for another stellar [strategic planning] outing with our Board. I can’t believe we accomplished so much in just a day. You really do a great job.
— Alden Drew, Feline Rescue, Board President
I am so grateful for all of your help, wisdom and encouragement! You have put RW back on track!
— Patty Acomb, ResourceWest Vice-President, Minnetonka City Council

Campaign Video Helps Close the Gap!

We recently worked with our client, The Phoenix Residence, Inc. to create a video as part of a fundraising campaign to help “put a face” on the urgent need facing the organization.

The goal of the campaign is to position The Phoenix Residence to raise $150,000 to help ensure the organization is able to attract and retain quality, skilled, and caring Direct Support Professionals by providing them with competitive wages and benefits. One of the tools we created to help tell the Phoenix story is a video that shares some of the faces and voices of Phoenix. The SCC team wrote the script and interviewed those you see in the video.


Metropolitan Center for Independent Living

SCC worked with MCIL’s leadership to create a new strategic plan as well as mission and vision statements to guide the organization into the future. Jesse Bethke Gomez, MMA, Executive Director, shares his feedback.

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Family Wise

FamilyWise educates, empowers and enriches families who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness, and domestic violence. FamilyWise worked with SCC’s Renae and Cheryl to update their strategic plan as well as their mission, vision, and values statements. Ann Gaasch, executive director, provides some feedback on the experience.


Hennepin County's Waiver Finance Program

Before consulting with SCC, the environment at Hennepin County's Waiver Finance team was filled with controversial and toxic communication that resulted in delayed services, lack of services, and denial of services for eligible waiver recipients.  The team now has better communications that have led to transparent collaboration with  partners to make processes more efficient.


Hope 4 Youth

HOPE 4 Youth is a drop-in center serving youth experiencing homelessness. SCC helped the young but fast-growing organization transition to the next level by providing an interim executive director; moving toward transitional housing in addition to programs for youth; transitioning to a governing board model from an operational board; teaching the organization and board how to be a flourishing nonprofit organization; putting roles, responsibilities, policies and procedures in place; and hiring an executive director.


White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf

Making a Profound Impact on Clients and Community

In early 2015 the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf was facing a great deal of organizational change: new space, high demand, new staff, and many long-time veteran volunteers. A board member reached out to SCC for guidance in working with systems that hadn’t kept pace with the growth and change along with increasing stress on staff and volunteers.




Adults and Children’s Alliance (ACA)

Advocating for Change Together (ACT)

African Reconciliation Project (ARDO)

American Indian Family Center

Asian United of Minnesota

Blake School

Breaking Free

Bridge for Youth


Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf

CommonBond Communities

District 202


Families Moving Forward


Friends in Need

Glencoe Area Food Shelf

Hennepin County - Human Services and Public Health

HOPE 4 Youth

MACC CommonWealth

MACC Alliance of Connected Communities

MAP for Nonprofits

Merrick Inc.

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL)

Midwest Special Services

Minnesota Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association

Minnesota Subcontractors Association

Minnesota Urban Area Health Education Center

Northeast Contemporary Services (NCIS)

Northwest Resource for Families, (NWRF)

Pathway Health Services

Person to Person

Phoenix Residence

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota

People Responding in Social Ministry (PRISM)

Pillsbury United Communities



Southeast Asian Ministry (SeAM)

Southern Anoka Community Assistance

Steve Rummler Hope Foundation

The Family Partnership

The Partnership Plan

Think Small

Wayside House

White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf

Wilder Foundation

Winona State University

Youth Intervention Programs Association