BLOOMINGTON — More than 30 experienced business professionals will dedicate time and talent to six human services organizations as part of McLean County Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Leadership McLean County program.
Through Leadership McLean County, each participant dedicates time to a community project in a program called Leaders on Loan.
Nine organizations applied for consideration this year and six were chosen. Organizations and their projects are:
- Birthright — Create a marketing plan to increase outreach efforts and explore fundraising options
- Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal — Develop and implement a communication plan for the growing agency
- Faith in Action — Create a plan to increase volunteer recruitment and assist with implementing sustainable fundraising
- Habitat for Humanity of McLean County — Develop a marketing plan to increase awareness of the Women Build program and volunteer opportunities and create a strategic development plan
- Recovery Starts Today — Create a long-term financial plan to help fulfill McLean County Drug Court's goal of providing temporary housing for participants
- YWCA McLean County — Develop a fee-for-service component to programming, allowing the agency to be less dependent on state and federal funding while still providing free or low-cost services for clients who demonstrate need