FRESH, NOT FROZEN
CLB Strategies is a full-service consulting firm built by and for nonprofit, mental health, and social justice leaders. We use strengths-based, person/company-centered, and innovative approaches to propel you or your organization into the future.
To learn and grow, we must adapt. Change is constant; guaranteed.
We help bring in a fresh, forward-thinking, data-driven perspective through our 5-point model:
To support, guide, and empower leaders, advocates, nonprofits, coalitions, and organizations to positively impact the individuals and communities they serve.
WHO WE ARE
CLB Strategies was founded by Chelsea Laliberte Barnes (CLB), a social justice and nonprofit leader known best for guiding the opioid overdose crisis advocacy movement and intersecting public health challenges, including criminal justice reform, healthcare accessibility, women's rights, housing access, and beyond.
With more than 14 years of experience developing, managing, and growing nonprofit organizations and leaders, Chelsea started CLB Strategies to give back with affordable, effective services, AKA our Four C's: Consulting, Coaching, Coordination, and Courses.
Chelsea, the CLB team of consultants, and subject matter specialist partners know how crucial guidance and support are for groups and individuals trying to make a difference in families, communities, or society. We've been there. We know the strengths, challenges, opportunities, and threats the social services and social justice community faces. Through a combination of data-driven approaches, on-the-ground experience, and best practices, we're here to serve just as we always have been guided by compassion, strategy, relationships, and our unique blend of oomph.
WHAT SETS US APART
We love all humans. However, numerous studies show that women-led companies tend to perform better than those led by men, specifically around strategy, mission, belief, communication and autonomy.
Plainly and humbly: our work in the Chicagoland nonprofit arena has produced results, shifted culture, and saved lives. We rely on our own special mix in combination with data-driven approaches to goal achievement.
Strong organizations share a common core of cultural values. We live and breathe ours - on and off "the clock". Our core values include empathy, diversity, innovation, delivery, learning, courage, curiosity, transparency, and the power of the team.
Small But Mighty
Choosing a small boutique consulting agency equates to greater value through specialized attention, niche focus, local expertise, trend awareness, and industry knowledge. We're also close in proximity and we make growth fun (we're biased, of course).
They say it's who you know that matters. When it comes to consulting, the right experts can make or break your project. We're connected to a myriad of local, regional, and national subject matter experts that have achieved proven results in their fields, and we're not afraid to bring them in!