IdeaJams: Brainstorming with Claremont Tutors & Pomona Organic Farm

Each year, SOURCE can only take on a limited number of clients. However, SOURCE students are able to provide targeted brainstorming and consulting sessions for nonprofits who are not current clients.

Claremont Tutors is a new nonprofit in the local area that offers peer-to-peer tutoring services. This up and coming nonprofit wanted SOURCE’s help with creating a sustainable evaluation program for their tutoring services. Since SOURCE has reached client capacity for the year, a group of SOURCE consultants worked with the directors of Claremont Tutors to brainstorm actionable steps to create an evaluation program themselves. For instance, SOURCE consultants helped brainstorm criteria for setting up a survey baseline to track the program’s success.

Pomona Organic Farm approached SOURCE to provide third-party feedback on a proposal presentation to the board of Pomona College in order to create a permanent, full-time position for the farm manager. SOURCE helped brainstorm effective ways to communicate the value of having a full-time manager and market the idea to acquire funding from the college.

If you are a nonprofit interested in partnering with SOURCE for an IdeaJam, please email SOURCE@cmc.edu.

by jasmine dilucci