Fair Chance

Rating: 5 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 2001 S Street NW Suite 310 Washington DC 20009 USA

Mission: Fair Chance strengthens organizations that serve at-risk children and their families. We partner with promising nonprofits to build their capacity, grow their programs, and serve more children. Fair Chance strives to ensure that underserved children have access to quality programs that will enable them to follow their dreams.
Results: We are proud that since 2002, Fair Chance has strengthened 60 organizations and made a real difference in the lives of over 55,000 children, youth and families! Fair Chance improves the lives of children and youth growing up in Washington, DC's communities of greatest need. We partner with promising nonprofit organizations dedicated to making a positive impact on children and families living in high-poverty areas. Fair Chance work with these organization, allowing them to significantly increase the numbers of children and youth they serve, enhance the quality of their programs, and strengthen their organizational infrastructure. Our unique approach to capacity building builds long-lasting expertise within our partner organizations and is a free service to qualifying organizations. Our outcomes are dramatic: more effective sustainable organizations that are better equipped to meet the needs of the underserved communities in Washington DC. Our work also encourages the leaders of these organizations to improve their skills and follow their dreams. With your on-going support, we will continue to change the lives of many more children in the nation's Capitol. Our Successes with our Partner Organizations: - Raise more than $2 million in new funds - Recruit new board members with needed skill sets - Institute more sophisticated financial management systems - Hire and train new staff - Serve an average of 25% more youth - Increase their range of services and expand their programs reaching more youth and families
Programs: These achievements are the direct result of our unique capacity building strategies that focus on building sustainable, long-term nonprofit organizations through empowering leaders and building expertise.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Parklands Community Center was one of the first nonprofit organizations that received capacity building funding and support, back in the day. It was during a time when our board was falter and funds were down. Thanks to Amanda and Fair Chance our Board got back on track, and their guidance helped us to become more effective in soliciting more funding for our year round programming that served as a safety net for children and youth living Ward 8. So many thanks and I am glad to see Fair Chance still around helping other nonprofits serving people in need. Brenda H. Jones Executive Director Parklands Community Center CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CARING AND SHARING!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the capacity building of our organization and programming.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff was compassionate, eager to help and knowledgeable of our needs.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate, eager to help and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many more nonprofits and persons in need.

Ways to make it better...

Not sure.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not sure

One thing I'd also say is that...

We felt very happy to have Fair Chance on our side. And, we wish them the best for years to come.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005-6-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Fair Chance’s Capacity Building Partnership with BT strengthened the organization in the areas of fiscal management, fundraising, communications, board development and human resources. During the Fair Chance partnership, BT more than doubled its budget and tripled the number of participants served.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the growth of every area of Beyond Talent

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

they are a model organization, so – I guess I would do more of the same

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the accountability and encouragement

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, knowledgeable, enthusiastic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build capacity for nonprofits all over DC

Ways to make it better...

it had been longer

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

turnover and transition

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

 
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