The Stride Center

Mission: The Stride Center is a non-profit social venture working to empower economic self-sufficiency for individuals and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are harnessing the power of technology and the digital economy to help men, women and families on the road to self-sufficiency and independence.

Approach: Full Circle Fund helped the Stride Center develop a value proposition, a multi-level business partnership matrix, promotional materials, and an outreach strategy for their corporate partnership program.Full Circle Fund helped to build momentum and public awareness for the ways in which the corporate sector can engage in meaningful and productive partnership with the Stride Center.

Together, Full Circle Fund’s Members and Stride Center helped bridge their power and potential to the benefit of under served neighborhoods, individuals and families around the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Full Circle Fund’s project team drafted a value proposition and held several strategic brainstorming sessions in planning for the “Stride Center Opportunity Partners Program” launch event, which was a major team milestone.

  • The team reached out to Full Circle Fund Members and existing Stride Center partners. They received amazing insights into the Stride Center’s business model, the value it offers to corporate partners, and the qualities that corporations look for in nonprofit partners.

  • The partnership culminated in the launch event, held May 15, 2009 and Keynoted by California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer. The event highlighted the Stride Center’s phenomenal programs, showcased the incredible public/private partnerships that the organization has built with Hitachi Data Systems, Microsoft, Chevron, and Wells Fargo.

  • Watch the Stride Center Digital Story


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