*Project Underway* Define a Long Term Strategic Plan for the Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is evaluating long-term strategic initiatives on multiple fronts. They would like our help in refining this multi-decade vision, to determine the intermediate needs and capabilities required for success.

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Nonprofit: The Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Their teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a mental health disorder — more than the number
of children with cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. Half of all mental illness occurs before the age of 14, and 75 percent by the age of 24.

Project: Review and critique the existing Strategic Plan and Vision Statement and, working with Institute leadership, extend the term of the Strategic Plan well into the future. The objective is to find approaches to help the Institute further develop its impact on children’s mental health in the US.

  • What specific steps will best achieve the vision?
  • How to prioritize and add to their activities during the next few years to do this?
  • What programs will have the most impact on the larger community long-term?
  • Identification of potential partners


  • Kick off meeting to be held first week of March.
  • Time commitment approximately 10-15 hours per month for 3 months.
  • Questions? Contact Project Coordinator Chloe Kiernan, MBA 2008, chloe.kiernan@gmail.com.