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The Value of Gratitude

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This week we’re reminded of the connection between our core company values and gratitude. Here at CiTTA, a foundational company value is that of cultivating mindfulness. We’re intentional in our mission to catalyze sustainable growth for social changemakers, and we do so with a mind of gratitude for our clients – the purpose-driven organizations and […]

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Diversify Revenue through Social Enterprise

CiTTA CEO Belinda Li on diversifying revenue

Are you a nonprofit professional, grantmaker, or advisor searching for ways to diversify your revenue streams? CiTTA’s CEO and Chief Consultant Belinda Li invites you to join her and a panel of social enterprise experts at Forefront on Friday, September 28th, to explore whether social enterprise may be a way to provide new funds for […]

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Insights for Growing Your Social Enterprise

CiTTA CEO Belinda Li on diversifying revenue

CiTTA is proud to announce that our founder and Chief Consultant Belinda Li will be providing expert guidance at the Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago‘s Speed Coaching event on June 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. Join Belinda and a team of well-seasoned professionals for insights into the legal, strategic, and programmatic challenges you face […]

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Businesses that Promote Equality: Speaking at the IL LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Belinda Li and fellow panelists at the IL LGBT Chamber of Commerce

How can we work together for businesses that encourage equality? That was the question on everyone’s mind this week at the Illinois LGBT Chamber of Commerce informational luncheon featuring alumni of the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Program.  CiTTA’s CEO and Chief Consultant Belinda Li served as a panelist at the May 15 event, speaking to […]

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Quality Equals Dignity: CiTTA’s Day of Volunteer Service

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The slogan on the wall at Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Factory says it all. When a child in need receives the essential items she needs to thrive, a new life becomes possible and everyone benefits.  Cradles to Crayons (C2C) serves over 30,000 children in need and wants to double that in the coming year. That’s why […]

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Spring Clean and Spring Green! CiTTA Hosts Toy and Clothing Collection Drive

CiTTA Team Member Ellen Au at Collection Drive

Don’t just spring clean – spring green! Did you know Americans throw out an average of 70 pounds of clothes each year? Now you can help a child in need and support environmental sustainability. CiTTA Partnership is partnering with Cradles to Crayons to collect new and gently used children’s clothing and shoes, as well as toys and […]

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Social Value Meets Market Potential at the 2018 Social New Venture Challenge

Belinda Li, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Emerging social entrepreneurs need an ecosystem of support to test their big ideas for social change. This was put into action this week at the ’72 John Edwardson Social New Venture Challenge 2018, at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. CiTTA Partnership’s Founder and Chief Consultant Belinda Li was honored to serve as […]

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Building the Social Enterprise Model: CiTTA CEO Shares Insights on Panel

Belinda Li speaks on Building Social Enterprise Models

How do changemakers build their social enterprise models, keeping their beneficiaries in mind? And how can they distinguish their products from competitors? These were just two of the pressing questions addressed by CiTTA CEO and Founder Belinda Li on April 2, when she appeared as a panelist for the course Social Enterprise at Loyola University Chicago’s […]

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Client Innovation: Social Enterprise in the Spotlight with NeighborWorks America

Here at CiTTA Partnership, we’re all about empowering our clients’ sustainable social impact. So there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the successful ways our clients continue to drive social innovation forward. This winter, our past client NeighborWorks America (NWA) partnered with the Stanford Social Innovation Review to share all of the exciting details of their […]

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CiTTA Chief Consultant Reelected to Board, Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago

SEA - Chicago Board Members Lauren Robinson, Wendy Raymer, and Belinda Li

We’re pleased to announce that our Founder, CEO and Chief Consultant Belinda Li has been reelected to the Board of Directors of the Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago Chapter (SEA – Chicago). SEA-Chicago is the Midwest Regional Chapter of the leading national membership organization of individuals and organizations actively working to advance the movement for […]

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CiTTA honors Dr. Jane Goodall on #WomenWednesday!

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When she was just 1-year old, her father gifted her with a new friend: a chimpanzee plushy named Jubilee. When she was 26, she journeyed to Tanzania, Africa. It was there she commenced decades of study on the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. Now 83, Dr. Jane Goodall is considered to be the […]

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CiTTA Partnership Awarded for Growth and Economic Impact!

CiTTA accepted the Small Biz Driving Forward Award for growth and economic impact

CiTTA Partnership was thrilled to be honored at the Small Biz Big Bash hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development Center. Three Chicagoland businesses were recognized at this year’s event, known as a “celebration of growing, connecting and advancing small business.” CiTTA accepted the Small Biz Driving Forward Award for growth and economic […]

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CiTTA Partnership Welcomes New Intern!

CiTTA Partnership is pleased to welcome Ellen Au to the team in the role of Marketing and Communications intern. Ellen is a recent graduate of University of Illinois – Chicago with bachelor’s degrees in English and Economics. She was the Spring 2017 recipient of the Chancellor’s Student Services & Leadership Award and served as the […]

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CiTTA Partnership Seeks New Intern

CiTTA Partnership is seeking a new intern in the role of Marketing and Communications Assistant. We particularly welcome applications from upper-class undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Communications, English, or Public Relations. We are looking for someone who is committed, self-motivated, and personable. We want to work with a student […]

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CiTTA Partnership is Growing!

We are excited to announce that CiTTA Partnership is growing! Welcome to our staff Bintou Sy, our new Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Consultant. Bintou is passionate about social impact and involved in many philanthropic efforts in Chicago. She also brings years of experience running marketing campaigns for nonprofits as well as in the corporate […]

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A New Working Home for CiTTA Partnership

CiTTA Partnership is excited to announce our new working home at the coworking space Industrious in downtown Chicago! Industrious is a great fit for CiTTA – we love the design which includes spacious individual offices with hardwood floors and glass walls great for writing on during planning sessions and meetings! We also appreciate the support […]

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CiTTA is now also a City of Chicago certified MBE/WBE!

After 2 months of preparation and 9 months of waiting, CiTTA is finally officially certified by the City of Chicago as both a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). We will be attending tomorrow (May 22)’s City of Chicago/Cook County 2014 Vendor Fair armed with our newly minted certification letter! The […]

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CiTTA Develops Social Enterprise Models for NeighborWorks America

CiTTA is excited to have been selected to help NeighborWorks America with Phase 2 of their ambitious Sustainable Homeownership Project. We will help NeighborWorks Network’s organizations (NWOs) build, test and refine social enterprise business models for their homeownership service lines, to help these NWOs achieve significantly greater scale in service delivery while attaining financial self-sufficiency […]

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All about Social Enterprise at Envisioneer

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Want to let everyone know that Belinda will be speaking about Social Enterprise at the Envisioneer Event on April 11, 2013. This upcoming Envisioneer Event is organized by Greenheart Transforms, a division of Greenheart International •••

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CiTTA featured at WBDC website

WBDC website featuring CiTTA

CiTTA Partnership is being featured on the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) website as part of their 2012 Annual Report! CiTTA was selected to be included in WBDC’s client start-ups spotlight. WBDC is a great resource center for all small businesses. We met other entrepreneurs from all paths of life and industries at WBDC. They […]

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