Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California II

San Rafael, CA
Round
Fall-Winter 2021
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Finance
Organization Type
Human Services

Organization

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California’s (FHANC) mission is to ensure equal housing opportunity and to educate the community on the value of diversity in our neighborhoods. FHANC, founded in 1982, is currently the only full-service fair housing agency operating in Marin, Sonoma and Solano counties. It is also a HUD-certified housing counseling agency currently providing foreclosure and/or pre-purchase service. The organization has twice received national honors from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Focusing on civil rights, FHANC has engaged in advocacy efforts on the local, state, and federal level to affirmatively further fair housing. Its goals are to expand housing choices, help make all neighborhoods places of opportunity, provide residents with access to the community assets and resources they need to flourish, and ultimately increase housing opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, family status or disability.

Issue

How can Fair Housing Advocates develop a multi-year financial forecast of the revenue and expense needed to attain the goals in their strategic plan for 2020-25?

Situation

In its 2020-25 strategic plan, FHANC management and Board set a goal of hiring a Development Director who will allow the Executive Director to dedicate additional time to advocate for fair housing public policies and practices. The strategic plan does not include a forecast of the revenue and expense needed to attain the plan’s goals, or an evaluation of the financial feasibility of hiring a Development Director.

Project Overview

FHANC would like an ACT project team to help them develop a multi-year financial forecast of the revenue and expense needed to attain the goals in their strategic plan for 2020-25.  The team should also evaluate the financial feasibility of hiring a Development Director, with a comparison of the expected fundraising revenue to the cost of fundraising.

Other

This is a Full Team project:

  • Scope: High-priority organizational challenge involving strategy or management
  • Team Size: 5-6 consultants, including 1-2 project leaders
  • Project Duration: 6 months
  • Estimated time Contribution: Team member: 3-4 hrs/week, Project leader: 5-6 hrs/week

Read more about the Full Team Project Consultant role and the Project Leader role.