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See how Martin S. helped Prospera Community Development on a Business Plan Writing project

Chelsea M
Chelsea M.
Impact and Evaluation Associate
Martin S
Martin S.
Strategy/Business Development Professional
Matched on
Aug 1, 2014
Saved
$15,028
Hours Given
70 Hours
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What did Prospera Community Development need?

Martin helped Prospera Community Development * A professional business plan to raise capital more effectively * A internal guide to align its day-to-day operations and goals

Why is this project important?

We believe that our economy is ready for an extraordinary change, and we can start by building businesses that empower workers. We partner with low-income Latina immigrants to build co-ops—collectively owned, local businesses—because when women have ownership over their lives and work, they can transform their families and communities. We are a finalist for a social enterprise competition, and have a 4 in 11 chance of winning $50K towards launching our new cooperative. You can help us win this prize!

This project will save us $15,028, allowing us to Launch 1 Social enterprise that will transform lives.

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Chelsea M
Chelsea M.
Impact and Evaluation Associate
Final Product
Written Materials
Cause Areas
Women's Issues
Community & Economic Development
Education
Prospera Community Development
Oakland, California, USA

What did Martin have to offer?

I am a strategy and business development professional with 14 years of experience assisting businesses of all sizes in various industries formulate their strategy and execution plans. This experience has included development of business plans, financial forecasting/modeling and competitive analysis of various operating environments. My educational background includes an MBA from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University...

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I am a strategy and business development professional with 14 years of experience assisting businesses of all sizes in various industries formulate their strategy and execution plans. This experience has included development of business plans, financial forecasting/modeling and competitive analysis of various operating environments. My educational background includes an MBA from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) and a BA-Finance from the University of Illinois. My goal is to use my skills in collaboration with organizations in order to help them grow and increase their overall impact.


Skills
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Writing
Experience
  • Background in business development, strategy consulting, entrepreneurship or experience in a relevant field
  • Excellent writing and communications expertise (please provide examples)
Martin S
Martin S.
Strategy/Business Development Professional
San Francisco, CA, USA

What did they have to say?

Our team could not have more enjoyed working with Martin through this large endeavor. He contributed invaluable expertise and insight, paid close attention to detail, and was an integral resource in completing our Business Plan in a very short amount of time.

Chelsea M

Chelsea M.

Impact and Evaluation Associate

I very much enjoyed working with Sarah and the WAGES team. Sarah is passionately dedicated to the cause, very friendly, and a wonderful collaborator. I am very excited to have helped WAGES as they launch another successful co-op and diversify into food products. I would definitely work with WAGES in the future if given the opportunity.

Martin S

Martin S.

Strategy/Business Development Professional

About Prospera Community Development

Prospera advances Latina economic empowerment through leadership development, entrepreneurship and cooperative business ownership. We believe that when women are at the forefront of our local economies, entire communities thrive.
Fun Fact

Fun Fact

Our staff can't stop doing "market research" on the ice pop novelty market segment. It's a big hobby of ours!

This is the 2nd project posted by Prospera Community Development.

Total Saved
$57,982

Check out Martin's total impact

Martin S has matched on 4 projects with 4 organizations so far!

Total Projects
4
Saved
$49,474
Time Given
220 hours
Member Since
June 2013
Skills Used
Entrepreneurship
Executive Leadership
Finance
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Causes Supported
Community & Economic Development

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Housing & Homelessness


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Martin S
Martin S.
Strategy/Business Development Professional
San Francisco, CA, USA

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