Children International is a global child sponsorship organization. They help children and youth escape the trap of poverty by meeting their critical needs, building resilience, and engaging them in transformative activities at community centers staffed by caring adults. Visit client website
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a leading international social enterprise headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with local operations around the globe. Harnessing the power of youth, DOT transforms young people (DOT Interns) into leaders of change as they facilitate technology, business, and entrepreneurial learning experiences to people in their own communities. DOT’s unique youth-led programs empower people living in communities that are developing, in transition, or under stress with the confidence to use technology for entrepreneurial, community, educational, and personal development. Visit client website
A Kansas-based organization that provides shelter and social services to children and youth who are facing abuse, neglect or family disruption, KidsTLC makes a difference in the lives of children, adolescents, and families in their community who are facing challenges from autism, mental health, or wellness issues by providing timely resources and services of the highest quality that lead to hope, healing, and transformation. Visit client website
Expansion International Inc is a Christian not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to address poverty and injustice to bring positive transformation in Kenya, Africa. Expansion International partners with communities to provide spiritual, health, education, and economic programs that will transform individuals and communities. Expansion International identifies partners, facilitates volunteers, and provides leadership by guiding and connecting volunteers with suitable community development project opportunities. Expansion International is based in Boise, Idaho USA and members have been involved with transformation work in Kenya since 2003. Currently Expansion International is operating in five communities in Kenya. Visit client website
Heart to Heart International
Founded in 1992, Heart to Heart International’s mission is to improve global health through initiatives that connect people and resources to a world in need. Through mobilization efforts, they provide medical education, deliver medical aid, respond to people in crisis, and address community-health concerns around the globe. Visit client website
Globally, 13 million children have lost both parents. Orphans Overseas, a Portland, Oregon-based non-profit, is committed to preventing this number from growing by providing developmentally enriching programs to vulnerable children and families. For 20 years they have worked around the world supporting orphan care initiatives, including early childhood development, rescue care for abandoned infants, support programs for single mothers, family reunification support, domestic & intercountry adoption, and orphanage education projects. Visit client website
Fighting Addiction Through Education (FATE) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate the general public on substance abuse and addiction in Oklahoma and to significantly reduce the incidence of abuse and addiction in the state. FATE partners with notable sports personalities and engages them in educational efforts in middle schools, high schools and on college campuses. FATE also spreads the word about substance abuse through media campaigns, social networking, advocacy, and research. SAI’s team is working with FATE to strengthen strategic planning efforts, build organization capacity for a deeper impact, and support funder/donor development.Visit client website
Global Peace Festival Foundation
The Global Peace Festival Foundation (GPFF) celebrates and promotes the vision of One Family Under God through building interfaith partnerships, vibrant families, and a culture of service and peace. Their work in Kenya is focused primarily on Rivers for Peace, Character Education, and the East Africa Peace Service Corps. Their goals are to develop these programs into sustainable organizations with strong community-based networks, to foster a collaborative funding network of Kenyan and international sources, and, ultimately, to make a difference in the physical, spiritual, and political landscape of Kenya.
In 2010, Strategic Applications International/Servant Forge conducted an organizational assessment of GPFF and is currently supporting their work by mediating and facilitating meetings with Kenyan and United States funding and partnering opportunities, exploring corporate and foundation funding, and providing technical and staff assistance to the Kenyan leaders driving the work. Visit client website
Loving Accurately Ministries (LAM) has served the Indianapolis area since 1997. LAM’s vision is to create healthy pastors who will, in turn, create healthy churches that are able to fulfill their missional duty to the poor and oppressed. Their work is divided into two approaches: Strategic and Direct. Under the Strategic Approach, LAM strengthens Christian leaders who will lead their congregations into more missional activities. Under the Direct Approach, LAM partners with a network of grassroots organizations in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa for a comprehensive approach to assist those living with and dying of HIV/AIDS. This work includes an interactive experience for those living in the Indianapolis area that introduces them to Kwazulu Natal and shares the devastating impacts of HIV/AIDS.
In 2010, SAI conducted a two-day, in-person organizational assessment. This included a written report with a comprehensive analysis of their operations as well as a complete list of recommendations, funding options, and considerations for program improvements. SAI is continuing to work with LAM on strategic planning and program development. Visit client website
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (NCMI) is a non-profit Global Intermediary Organization for the Church of the Nazarene designed to create awareness, develop resources and build capacity within the network of 180+ U.S. Faith-Based Non-profit Organizations, 40+ International Non-Governmental Organizations and thousands of Compassionate Churches. NCMI’s mission is to mobilize private and public resources to help the church fulfill its biblical mandate to eliminate poverty and respond to natural disasters, calling individuals to loving, compassionate and just service. Visit client website
SAI serves as the Global Resource Coordinators for NCMI, assessing local, country and regional capacity to develop and sustain humanitarian and development projects. This includes developing key relationships with U.S. Embassies, strategic planning, funder/donor development, capacity building, and sustainability. These efforts have resulted in a number of projects in the United States and internationally.
SAI is working with Africa Nazarene University in its role as Secretariat for the Kenya Youth Empowerment and Employment Initiative. Responding to a youth unemployment rate of 60 percent, ANU is focusing on job readiness and job creation. They are facilitating collaborations between business, faith communities, government, and education. ANU is determined to stem the tide of violence and poverty by working with all sectors to employ youth. SAI, on behalf of NCMI, wrote a Global Development Alliance Grant to USAID. ANU is currently working under a $1.2 million matching cooperative agreement with USAID. Visit client website
MidAmerica Nazarene University
MidAmerica Nazarene University is a comprehensive liberal arts university offering undergraduate and selected professional and graduate degrees. Sponsored by the North Central Region of the International Church of the Nazarene, the University is committed to serving the church and its global mission. As a Christian community in the Wesleyan- Holiness tradition, MidAmerica Nazarene University seeks to transform the individual through intellectual, spiritual, and personal development for a life of service to God, the church, the nation and the world. SAI conducted an assessment of MNU’s capacity to receive and manage external funding to support applied research. SAI made recommendations to MNU to support public funding of critical programs within the University. Visit client website
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (NADEC)
NADEC helps communities make a difference in the lives of children who are in danger because their parents or caregivers are manufacturing, dealing, or using drugs. NADEC creates and sustains multi-disciplinary DEC alliances around the country. These alliances are supported by: connecting practitioners across disciplines to increase expertise and enhance their work with children and families, educating the public about this issue and ways to help, and advocating for funding and services to assist drug endangered children. In addition, NADEC hosts a National Resource Center with information on effective practices, recent research, frequent training opportunities, and an online training and technical assistance forum. Strategic Applications International/Servant Forge supports NADEC by providing input to their program planning and design, improving access to and partnerships with federal and national organizations, facilitating a 27% expansion of their NADEC statewide alliances, as well as assisting in writing grants in support of their programs. Visit client website
The National Methamphetamine Training and Technical Assistance Center
The National Methamphetamine Training and Technical Assistance Center (“National Meth Center”) was developed and launched to address methamphetamine abuse across the U.S. and to provide a clearinghouse of information and training about methamphetamine for all stakeholders in the fight against this powerfully addictive drug. The National Meth Center equally serves all users, from undercover narcotics agents to soccer moms worried about their family or friends.
SAI helped design and secure funding for the development of the National Methamphetamine Training Center (NMC). The Center is an effort to provide comprehensive, one-stop shopping for individuals, parents, and organizations seeking to address the meth epidemic facing our country. The decision to locate the Center in Washington State where methamphetamine has long been an issue created a vehicle for technical assistance and training on the west coast where the methamphetamine problem has had its most serious impact. Visit client website
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President, was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. To achieve these goals, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy. The Strategy directs the Nation’s anti-drug efforts and establishes a program, a budget, and guidelines for cooperation among federal, state, and local entities. Visit client website
One Heart Many Hands
One Heart Many Hands (OHMH) connects volunteers to opportunities that make a measurable, important, and visual impact in communities. To date, they have engaged over 10,000 volunteers to repair and rebuild 650 homes and other outdoor spaces – improving shelter, safety, and the sanitation of homes where elderly, disabled, single parent, and low-income families reside. Some projects are designed around a convention on a specific date with thousands of potential volunteers participating at the same time. Other projects are completed by local volunteers over the course of several months. In either case, OHMH collaborates closely with local communities to coordinate activities where they will have the greatest impact. They work within the United States as well as internationally.
Strategic Applications International/Servant Forge was supporting OHMH by providing guidance on strategic planning so the organization can realize their dream of opening a more permanent office in their most popular service area. This support includes developing and implementing fund development goals, providing input on marketing and communications techniques, and connecting OHMH with high profile conventions with the potential for the most positive impact in our nation. Visit client website