New Teacher Center

Orr Group partnered with New Teacher Center to diversify its funding portfolio and strengthen its development capacity and assets as the organization set a strategic plan to substantially grow revenue over the next three to five years.

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New Teacher Center (NTC) a national nonprofit partnering with a new generation of educators with localized professional learning solutions that center students and advance equity. Its mission is to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. Working in partnership with school districts, leaders, and educators nationwide, NTC increases the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders at all levels to build education systems where all students succeed in heart and mind.

Poised to significantly accelerate fundraising over the next three to five years under the leadership of its new CEO, NTC partnered with Orr Group to diversify its funding portfolio and maximize its philanthropic potential. Through a comprehensive development assessment, Orr Group evaluated NTC’s fundraising infrastructure and leadership capacity, crafted a case for support, and designed an actionable roadmap to significantly increase revenue.

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Orr Group recommended that NTC establish cohesion among leadership and Board members to advance NTC’s fiscal health through a simplified, clarified, and people-centric mission and vision statement and case for support. We also outlined a development department infrastructure to bolster and systematize NTC’s development department. To grow and diversify fundraising over the five-year period, the team recommended that NTC dive deep into its core revenue areas of fee-for-service partnerships, foundation giving and government funding, in addition to establishing individual and corporate giving programs. Further, to ensure that NTC could be strategic in achieving this new growth, Orr Group recommended implementing Salesforce as a data manager to drive moves management and create more data-driven decision making.

After completing the development assessment, NTC expanded its partnership with Orr Group to provide outsourced development support, serving as the Individual and Corporate Fundraising team to drive forward NTC’s fundraising operations and momentum as recommended in the development assessment final report. In addition to our fundraising work the Orr Group team is providing leadership and Board member counsel and coaching on leadership, strategy, and impact.

Orr Group also served as an accountability partner to NTC’s CEO to strategize on key topics including leadership, management, and organizational effectiveness, board optimization, fundraising vision, strategy, and communications, fundraising portfolio management, and leadership communications. Through sessions and conversations with the CEO, Orr Group provided guidance and feedback on the priorities and challenges encountered as NTC continues to grow its Development team and laid the foundation for continued conversations with major prospects and Board leaders.