Our Partners

We work with nonprofits, social enterprises, startups, small businesses, and medium-sized companies, in Chicago and across the country. The one thing they have in common? They want their business or organization to make the world better. To make a positive impact. You might call them our clients. We call them partners and together we make no small plans. 


+    A Giving Heart Foundation
+    Adventure Forward Therapy
+    Beta Financial Services

+    Bright Endeavors
+    Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
+    Children's Advocacy Centers of Pennsylvania
+    Dermatology Foundation

+    City Grange
+    Great Lakes Academy
+    Institute for Nonviolence, Chicago
+    KidSnips
 

+    Lawndale Christian Legal Center
+    LRAP / Loan Repayment Assistance Program

+    Nestidd, IDD Group Homes
+    Patricia Cook + Associates 
+    Preservation Connecticut
+    Public Narrative
+    Robert R. McCormick Foundation
+    Strategic Resource Group / SRGInsight
+    Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, Chicago
+    Urban Village Church

+    Winnetka Congregational Church
 

In Their Words

SmallGood was a tremendous help to us in our local community fundraising efforts. From branding to strategy and then a full-fledged fundraising campaign, they bonded with our team and got going.

The process was smooth and well-managed, helping us launch a campaign in just three and a half months that met our fundraising goal.

Exceptional talent, phenomenal people.

PHIL ZEPEDA, McCORMICK FOUNDATION

We shared the new logo, branding, strategic messaging and materials SmallGood created with some of the biggest fish in the "IDD pond." They were all impressed and many have hired us or are very interested in working with us. 

 

The work from the SmallGood team has been a great launching pad for our company and successfully differentiated us in our entrenched and competitive marketplace. 

ANDREW PARKER, NESTIDD

SmallGood was a tremendous help to us in our local community fundraising efforts. From branding to strategy and then a full-fledged fundraising campaign, they bonded with our team and got going.

The process was smooth and well-managed, helping us launch a campaign in just three and a half months that met our fundraising goal.

Exceptional talent, phenomenal people.

PHIL ZEPEDA, McCORMICK FOUNDATION

SmallGood won me over with their spot-on creativity, brilliant minds, and compassion for my social enterprise. All these characteristics created a brand I'm extremely pleased with and a process that has been energizing and efficient.

I’ve worked with a lot of agencies in my day and never experienced such a caring, talented team. I recommend them to everyone who admires our branding – and there are many.

 

Partnerships like this are rare – I consider SmallGood an extension of my leadership team.

LAMANDA JOY, CITY GRANGE

SmallGood helped our organization clarify our vision, mission, and values, which became the foundation of our brand identity. They demonstrated their ability to listen deeply, crystalize key insights, and connect dots in ways that uniquely express our promise to build a healthier and more humane future for people and the planet.

 

They were instrumental in helping us find our voice and develop an identity that will galvanize our teams and our partners in a common mission for years to come.

MATT KNOTT, BUILDERS VISION

The creative work that SmallGood has done for Nonviolence Chicago has always been incredibly strategic, creative, insightful, emotionally powerful and beautifully executed.


As important as that is, though, what has perhaps impressed me most about them is what good partners they have become, and how passionate they are about what we’re passionate about - our mission. They have truly come to feel like a part of our team.

TARA DABNEY, INSTITUTE FOR NONVIOLENCE

Our organization has benefitted tremendously from working with the SmallGood team. They are smart, strategic, creative and their work creates a big impact. 

They also have a keen understanding of how to work with internal stakeholders to build consensus while also pushing ahead to develop work that stands out and makes a real difference.

JUSTIN GILMORE, LRAP

Lenora and Mylene are an amazing team.
They are so creative with visuals and the written word. Plus, amazing strategies flow off their tongues like water.

I thought the entire SmallGood team was so professional and talented.
They gave me new inspiration and energy for the business and I am already starting to see returns from it.  

PATRICIA COOK, PC&A

The work that SmallGood did for us was nothing short of amazing. They jumped in and became true strategic and creative partners faster than I could have imagined possible. 

 

Though they hadn’t worked for a nonprofit like ours before, they got up to speed on the issues and to the heart of what we’re about, and then turned all that into a powerful marketing plan and an emotional and inspiring creative campaign…all in less than three weeks.

 

And what they developed was not only exactly what we needed in the moment, it’s something we can scale and continue to build on in the future.

CHRISTIN KRUSE, CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER

We shared the new logo, branding, strategic messaging and materials SmallGood created with some of the biggest fish in the "IDD pond." They were all impressed and many have hired us or are very interested in working with us. 

 

The work from the SmallGood team has been a great launching pad for our company and successfully differentiated us in our entrenched and competitive marketplace. 

ANDREW PARKER, NESTIDD