Client Spotlight: Community Vision Capital & Consulting

In 2018, the Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) Board of Directors approved an ambitious, paradigm-shifting Strategic Plan, with economic and racial equity at the center.  The Loan Fund has been in business since 1987, as a pillar of the San Francisco community development ecosystem. Upon approval of the...

Schaffer&Combs Partners with Braven

Schaffer&Combs is proud to announce a new partnership with Braven. Braven empowers promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs through their fellowship program. S&C continues our journey...

S&C Sustainability Clients in the Headlines

Just two years after Greenpeace challenged the apparel industry for unchecked toxic waste, the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 was a tragic wake-up call for the industry’s treatment of workers. Since then, Schaffer&Combs has supported the sector’s efforts to dramatically change practices, and generate credible environmental and social improvements....

Children’s Council Appoints Gina M. Fromer As CEO

  With support from Schaffer&Combs, Children’s Council of San Francisco selected Gina Fromer as their next Chief Executive Officer. Says Fromer, “Ensuring that children and their families have the child care resources they need to thrive is good for families, good for business and hugely beneficial to our great city....

Purpose Driven? If You Cannot Define it, Probably Not

Any organization that claims to be purpose, impact, or mission driven had better define its terms. “Purpose driven” has become a common, but poorly defined phrase for many organizations in the impact sector. We challenged ourselves to think critically about how we define purpose, and what being a purpose...

Making Trouble to Make Change

If I could, I would spend the day with Cecile Richards. As a young woman professional, I aspire to be like Cecile. For those of you who don’t know, Cecile Richards is the former CEO of Planned Parenthood, a grassroots organizer, and a certified badass. She spent the first...

Meaning and Work Series: Kim Gilmore

… We continue the Meaning and Work series with Kim Gilmore.    “Just jump in and think about meaning, in everything you do.”   What she does: Kim helps bring history to life by creating memorable television programming and paired content. Her passion for history and humanity is expressed through...