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San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (SACDC) is a nonprofit organization that provides free, routine dental care to homeless, uninsured, or underinsured Bexar County adults.

First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio established SACDC in 1986 as an outreach mission of the church. In 2012, the organization grew from the basement of First Baptist church downtown to a full-size, state-of-the-art dental facility on the Haven for Hope campus. We have partnered with San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic since their move to Haven for Hope when we were asked to help increase the Clinic’s digital presence and educate the community on the importance of their mission.

With a long-term partnership, our team gets to know every aspect of the organization. We have become part of the SACDC family – working on a variety of projects as their needs grow and change over time. We are currently working to implement storytelling through social media and email campaigns that communicate impact, and raise funds.

Early on, we helped the organization develop a process for receiving online donations. We then created and launched an online process for screening client applicants – rather than a manual process. We established all of their social media accounts and have managed their social media platforms in varying capacities.

Through the efforts of a stronger online presence, San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic their brand awareness has increased, and together, we have streamlined many operational processes along the way.

In this recent phase of our partnership, we are focused on fund development strategies for re-engaging individual donors and building a culture of philanthropy within the organization. We have developed an annual fundraising plan with actionable strategies. Our team has supported the Clinic through their annual fundraising appeals — from creative ideation all the way to the mailing of their appeal — and strategies for thanking their donors. We have helped with creative, personal donor engagement and fundraising events, in addition to supporting their Big Give efforts the last few years. We also support the Clinic with a variety of graphic design needs.

The Cielo Strategy Group team facilitated and implemented a strategic planning process with their Board of Directors. You can read more about our program expansion and strategic planning project here. We regularly offer coaching support to their Chief Executive Officer and staff as needed.

Our work with San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic has changed and adapted to the needs of the organization, and it is a pleasure to engage in a long-term relationship with a nonprofit where we can see and measure effectiveness and impact over time.

  • The Cielo Strategy Group team brings a passion for strengthening nonprofits to their work, and it is evident in their every detail – from their outstanding customer service, to their impeccable follow-through, to the way they engage with residents, board and staff – I just can’t say enough good things. They are professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely dedicated to creating a sustainable organization. I am forever grateful to them.

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  • Thank you so much, Cielo Strategy Group for creating capacity within our organization now and for the future. You guided us, coached us, encouraged us, and taught us how to execute ideas that had always felt like far-off dreams. You didn’t come in and point out our weaknesses – you celebrated our strengths, and then, you met us where we were and gave us actionable steps to strengthen our board governance, fundraising, communications, storytelling, and operations. We are stronger because of you!

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  • The Cielo team has been a trusted partner strengthening our organization from the inside out. After facilitating our initial organizational assessment process, they identified key areas we needed to focus on that would move our mission forward. They didn’t just give us a report with recommendations, they jumped in and created the infrastructure we needed to help us operate more effectively – from basic Board governance documents and processes to a staff and volunteer handbook, to operational planning and goal-setting. They have coached me to become a better leader. As we celebrated our ten-year anniversary, we accepted a transformational gift to purchase our own land and build upon our vision. We could not have done this without “getting our house in order”, which is what Cielo Strategy Group did for us.

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  • Cielo Strategy Group is part of our Clinic family. With our long standing partnership, I have relied on their team as a steady support system – responding to our needs and flexing with us. They have elevated our storytelling and communications, guided us through annual fund development plans, designed and project managed annual appeal mailings, coached us through grant proposals, facilitated Board sessions and a strategic planning process. They push us toward excellence and don’t settle for less.

    San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic