MINISTERS & MERCHANTS
The age-old question of how does your brand stand apart from others in the eye of the consumer is posed. Being able to refer to a specific point in time when your brand was able to aid in the recovery of blighted communities across America is a substantial contribution and exceptional method of brand differentiation.
Each corporation has a unique set of needs and those needs can be effectively filled by the local community at a reduced cost to the corporation. By pairing the needs of corporations with the resources of the local community, each party will have a share in the resulting prosperity.
There isn’t a more direct method of customer engagement than being able to view the needs of the community as disclosed by its members. A portion of the proprietary software collects information concerning the requests and demographics of members of the community. It will allow corporations to view the direct requests of citizens and their basic demographic information, down to the zip code. The information will not have been generated by a census or questionnaire and it is our assertion that it will be more reliable than any internet search engine can produce.
Ultimately, whether your employees are relocated or locally sourced, they will end up living near the work site. ALLIANCE 10 offers employers the opportunity to review and project the needs of the community and its employees as a result. Additionally, the resource centers have numerous volunteer opportunities for dedicated corporate volunteers. According to CyberGrants, employees who volunteer are happier. As previously mentioned, employees who are happier are more productive. CyberGrants also found that employees who volunteer together tend to form friendships and tighter bonds. A survey conducted by Office Vibe found that 58% of men and 74% of women would turn down a higher paying job because they liked their coworkers, translating into longer tenures and lower recruitment costs.
The ALLIANCE 10 proprietary software allows citizens to fill out a brief questionnaire that identifies the needs of the person and puts them in touch with professionals and resources that can aid in the resolution of their issue. Individuals who are unable or do not desire to access the website can visit their local resource center for assistance by personnel in identifying their needs and formulating a plan. Each resource center is equipped with case managers that are trained in motivational interviewing techniques that will assist in drawing out key information and soliciting participation from community members in their own positive outcomes.
The website serves as a database of pro bono subject matter experts, attorneys for hire on a sliding fee scale, and general information concerning the issues of the community. Whether a person is facing divorce, criminal charges, discrimination, or any other legal issue, ALLIANCE 10 is available to
provide practical solutions to life’s legal issues.
Non-Profit Corporations and Community Development Corporations (CDC’s)
Connecting nonprofit organizations and CDC’s with corporate sponsors, fundraising opportunities, and business development tools. It is a one stop shop for start-up and established nonprofits. When a nonprofit enters the site, they are able to enter the area of their mission and access a wealth of resources to ensure the wellbeing of its beneficiaries.
Connecting local businesses with international resources, such as oversees manufacturers and call centers. It allows local businesses to reap the benefits of harnessing reduced labor costs, just as larger corporations do. It also connects local causes with international needs. Want to send water to the
dessert? Now it’s possible to locate unique international needs.
Visitors are able to do everything from research their ancestry and look up historical figures to reading about little known facts about African American history. It is all made possible through the collaborative efforts of African American historical societies across the nation.
Community Think Tanks
This is where subject matter experts come to make a difference in their local community. Connecting professionals with local societies and boards for the betterment of the community. Experts may start or join a panel of like credentialed and/or diverse individuals to resolve an agreed upon issue within the community. They may also review data concerning zip codes across the nation to study differing and/or common disparities. It is a hybrid of an information center and opportunities to effect change in their community.
Our most popular services are centered our personal development. We assist with everything from recruitment, job coaching, resume writing, and life mapping to time management and retirement planning. We are committed to helping people make the most out of their lives. As previously mentioned, self-sufficiency is our top priority. A person visiting our website is able to enter their demographic information and concerns and be connected with a case manager/life coach. While we hope that everyone in need of personal development will visit our center for the most comprehensive form of this service, we also offer web applications that can assist those in need as well. Proprietary applications such as the Day Wheel tm and life mapping will assist even the most conscientious professional in optimizing their efforts to accomplish more with their life.
All of the services available to nonprofit organizations are available to for profit enterprises and more. We assist with everything from concept ventures to established businesses. Business owners can elect to research resources online or come in and be paired with a business professional that will assist in identifying resources for every facet of ensuring the success of their business.
Connecting people with places of worship and spiritual leaders irrespective of religious affiliation. ALLIANCE 10 aims to support your faith and spiritual development. Visiting our website puts people in touch with those of like faith and also offers historical information about each of the world’s roughly 4,200 religions. Whether curious or committed, our site will assist you in your journey.
Connecting people with educational opportunities, financial resources, and research opportunities. Individuals can search for learning institutions from pre-kindergarten learning centers to universities. The website and select resource centers will be privy to our proprietary “Edutainment” series which features a unique presentation of African and resulting African American history to foster a positive self- image. Students will enjoy an array of presentations that vary from musical performances to spoken word arts. It is our firm belief that the only thing that stands between many individuals and prosperity is information. We intend to reduce those barriers by providing opportunities to learn.
Connecting people with professionals in all manner of health fields from mental health and acupuncture to herbalists and physicians. Health consists of mind, body, and soul. Financial resources are also available for individuals who may not have insurance or the financial resources to remain healthy.
Nothing we do would be possible without the participation of companies like yours and the community at large. We need financial contributions, resources, and volunteers of varying professions. To get involved you may contact the Memphis National Business League’s,
Michael Fleming at 678-508-6283