Welcome to Sangfroid Strategy’s new series spotlighting Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations doing the hard work to adapt their programming and continue to deliver their social good during these uncertain times. Here we asked nonprofits to share positive and innovative ways they are adapting their programming to align with the need for social distancing, while still delivering a benefit to their constituents. Unsurprisingly, all of these groups have had to move business online, cut costs and find new ways to connect with their patrons and donors. Still, they’re all managing to survive and thrive.
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance
Meghann Marnecheck was named the new Executive Director of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance (CTA) in November 2020. Only a few months later, the work at the Alliance, which works to ensure every child in Cleveland attends a quality school, and each neighborhood has a multitude of great schools from which families can choose, has been majorly shifted.
Due to the need to educate students at home during the coronavirus outbreak, Marnecheck explains that many plans have understandably been delayed, “but this has allowed more time for thoughtful planning,” she explains. The nonprofit launched a one-stop-shop for resources for families on its website, with subjects addressing health and safety, food and nutrition assistance, and economic stability along with Cleveland school updates.
The Alliance has seen an increase in its social media and web traffic, as they continue to share free resources that will help families educate at home. “My hope is that this will continue to translate to the Alliance being a trusted resource for information,” Marnecheck says. Explore the Transformation Alliance’s resources on their website and make a donation here.
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