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we help Black social enterprise leaders unlock revenue opportunities while staying on mission

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Strategic Planning

We work with our clients to establish their goals and biggest ideas over the next 12 months. We'll start big, and test feasibility through the rest of the BizCycle.


We know that success must be measurable, and decision-making needs a logical base that aligns with your strategy. This is especially complex in the social sector. We work with our clients to establish a theory of action that can keep them focused.



After we have a strong theory of action, it's time to think about the resources required to execute. We'll think through fundraising tactics, fee-for-service opportunities, and budget projections to determine the best resource allocation for implementation.

Marketing & Communications

Now that we have a theory of action and a strategy for gathering resources, we need to make sure people know what you're up to. Our team will work with you to create your brand and deliver the right messaging consistently.

Partners & Implementation

When it's time to implement, you need to have the right partners in your corner. We'll recruit on your behalf and focus on tactics that ensure your program, organization, or strategic shift are executed alongside your team.

Working Within



We invest in the success of Black social enterprise leaders through strategy & connection

Working Within provides personal partnership and deep business acumen to Black social enterprise leaders and Black-serving organizations looking to scale their impact and create sustainability in their revenue streams.

We move through our five phases: strategic planning, evaluation, revenue strategy, marketing, and partnerships over the course of a year for our clients. Or, sometimes we go deep on one area for a shorter period of time.

We started as a podcast, but then we kept receiving requests to speak, and then we kept receiving requests to advise. We love what we do, thank you for checking us out!

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Working with Black Social Enterprises

This program is a year-long partnership with our clients where we move through strategic planning, evaluation, revenue strategy, marketing, and partnerships with our clients. Our goal is the same as our clients', increasing and sustaining their revenue streams.


We increase the sustainability of Black social enterprises through partnering with management teams, creating and driving strategic shifts, building organizational effectiveness and capacity, and reinforcing the social capital of our clients.

Speaking & Workshops

Here at Working Within, we provide a variety of virtual and in-person professional development workshops and speaking engagements tailored to Black students (of school and life), early to mid career professionals, and budding entrepreneurs.

Individual workshop series focus on the themes of social enterprise, leadership, entrepreneurship, communications, and personal power.

Need something else?

As creatives and entrepreneurs ourselves, we know that one size does not fit all. If you have something a little more specific in mind, we can talk about more custom solutions that we could help you manage.

Reach out and let us know exactly what you're looking for and we will do what we can to get you the support you need, even if we aren't the right fit! 

What Clients Say

"Charlyn saves my life. She makes capital connections so effortlessly for me and my team. Our last Colorado Gives Day, we only raised $8,000. With her help the next year, we raised about $25,000. We tripled that amount."

- Anonymous

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