Since forming in 2011, the Penn State SCNO chapter has completed over 50 client engagements within State College. Our goal is to find clients with needs that allow our members to work on meaningful projects. The areas listed below are common types of projects that SCNO has worked on in the past (our projects are not limited to the areas listed below).
Process management and improvement
Defining standard operating procedures
Event planning and execution
Social media analysis and improvement
Increasing presence of your organization at Penn State
Increasing presence of your organization in State College
Grant identification and approval
Financial planning and analysis
Fundraiser planning and execution
Website implementation and SEO
Establishing an online presence
Fit-gap analysis of current state technology
We are not considering potential clients for the 2019-2020 academic year at this time
If you'd like to be considered for a potential partnership in the future, please reach out! We respond to most communication within 24 hours. If you're interested in learning more about our services, please e-mail us at PSUSCNO@gmail.com with the subject line "SCNO Service Inquiry"
SCNO's engagements this year run from the mid-October 2019 until the middle of April 2020. Before each engagement, our consultants develop basic soft and hard skills through classroom training that prepare them to work with their clients. The education component consists of both internal case competitions and corporate-led workshops.
We are open to any type of project, but focus on finding a mutual fit between organizations with needs that match our students' skills. As a business club, we generally favor engagements with a business-relevant scope.
Previous clients include...
"So many of our agencies do not have the financial ability to hire development directors, marketing, or other business related staff. Having SCNO members develop systems that will maximize productivity or increase awareness of services is a valuable asset to our agencies."
Megan Evans, communications director for Centre County United Way