About Fair Chance
Who We Are
Fair Chance strengthens the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth living in poverty. Our partnership model – up to 350 hours per nonprofit – results in stronger organizations and significant and lasting benefits for the children they serve. We provide our transformative services at no cost because the nonprofits we work with are critical to their communities and could not otherwise afford it.
Each year Fair Chance strategically selects promising youth-serving nonprofits through a rigorous vetting process. Once selected, we work with each partner to build a clear strategy, set priorities, and identify how to measure and increase their impact. Through weekly eight-hour coaching sessions, we work with each nonprofit's leadership to develop a detailed work plan that prioritizes objectives and responsibilities within each of the eight core service areas. Every partnership is tailored to the needs of that specific organization.
The eight essential areas of organizational performance include:
- Financial Management and Analysis
- Program Evaluation and Monitoring
- Strategic Planning
- Board Development
- Leadership Development
- Communications and Outreach
- Human Resources
Even after they graduate from Fair Chance, our partners continue to receive skills-based training, peer learning opportunities, and pro bono support through our alumni network - a vibrant, collaborative web of nonprofits connected by geography, purpose, and their work with Fair Chance.