Case Studies

SOME

Client: SOME (So Others May Eat), Washington D.C.
SOME is a non-profit organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of the nation’s capital. SOME helps break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.

Project:
Incite was hired to facilitate an off-site retreat, focusing on reinvigorating staff’s energy about their work and commitment to SOME’s mission, vision and future direction. Other important objectives included integration of new staff members into SOME’s culture; creating a team environment not only within individual departments, but throughout the organization; and facilitation an increased level of communication and collaboration among SOME employees.

Client Testimonial:
"Margarita did an outstanding job facilitating the SOME retreat!  Her warmth, creativity and insightfulness created a relaxed and engaging environment for us to truly connect as a team.  Not only did we get to know one another on a new level, we were able to relate retreat activities to the mission and work we do at SOME, which is invaluable.  Margarita is an absolutely delightful, joyful individual and her enthusiasm about her work is contagious.  Thanks to her facilitation, the retreat was a superb experience!"


DAS

Client: Omnicom Group, New York, NY
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), Division of Omnicom Inc., is a global enterprise of leading marketing services and communications companies. DAS is a coalition that includes more than 160 companies, operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations.

Project:
Incite was asked to design and deliver an interactive leadership development program for HR managers at the Omnicom Talent Forum.

Client Testimonial:
"I want to personally thank you again for your work with the Omnicom Talent Forum. Your presentation had great impact on the participants. You hit on many themes and topics that were directly relevant to participants’ challenges. You had the group totally engaged and at the end of a two-day session – no small feat! Clearly, they were hungry for information on excellent consulting and leadership. I am happy to report that I have gotten great feedback. You left us much to think about and explore. Thanks again for your time and ENERGY – you made a huge difference!"


Polaris Project

Client: Polaris Project
Polaris Project works to serve both U.S. citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking. Polaris Project seeks to aid victims and increase awareness at both the grassroots and policy level. It seeks to accomplish its mission by operating local and national crisis hotlines, conducting direct outreach and victim identification, providing social services and housing to victims, advocating for stronger state and national anti-trafficking legislation, and engaging community members in local and national grassroots efforts.

Project:
Incite was retained by the two co-Executive Directors of Polaris Project to help create an organizational culture that reflected their vision, mission and goals. The Founders were extremely passionate about their work, but needed support in learning how to lead and manage their growing staff and core of volunteers. In the words of the clients, Incite "helped us refine and more clearly articulate the vision for the organization and enabled us to transform the organizational culture to match our vision and create a more positive and engaged working environment."

Client Testimonial:
"Margarita has provided Polaris Project with organizational consulting. We feel extremely lucky that we’ve had the chance to work with her, and have seen remarkable results in a very short amount of time. When Margarita started working with us, we were struggling with a variety of challenges in both our organizational culture and volunteer management system. Margarita has helped us refine and more clearly articulate the vision for the organization and enabled us to transform the organizational culture to match our vision and create a more positive and engaged working environment. Working with Margarita has been an incredibly positive and impactful experience – the process helped to bring out the better manager in me. Margarita is highly professional, very upbeat, and genuinely committed to her clients’ success. We highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to create positive change."