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Advisory Services

The REDF difference

For over 20 years, REDF has used the principles of venture philanthropy to accelerate the employment social enterprise field.

From in-depth analysis to help shape and define the enterprises’ long-term strategy, to meticulously measuring outcomes, REDF provides tailored, coordinated business and capacity-building assistance that greatly amplifies the impact of our grant and loan investments.

REDF’s specialized advisory services help our social enterprise partners navigate the critical balance between profit and purpose, scale and sustainability. Because of REDF’s advice and support, the social enterprise businesses we partner with are able to more effectively serve more people – employing almost 10,000 people every year.

Business Growth

Growth Strategy

Market Analysis

New Business Feasibility

Employee Outcomes

Employee Supports Strategy

Program Design

Recruitment and Placement Strategy

Sustainability

Data Capture and Analysis

Talent Management

Operations Mapping

Systems Implementation Support

In addition to REDF’s funding, this type of support helps us increase our effectiveness and strengthen our bottom line.

Clay Cooper, Senior Director of Social Enterprises & Employment ServicesCentral City Concern

The thing I like most about the technical assistance is that we get a consultant that fully understands our business and can dig in right away and provide informed solutions.

Terri Steingrebe, CFOUTEC

REDF is an amazing partner in so many ways – no other partner is so “in it” with us, understanding the details of our data and our business and able to provide advice and feedback on program elements.

Naomi Parker, Director of DevelopmentMore Than Words

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