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DAKIN VENTURES

CONSULTING GROUP

CLIENTS

DVCG has a mix of for-profit and non-profit clients, as well as several pro-bono engagements. We strive to keep a healthy balance in our client portfolio, serving companies and organizations across their spectrum of needs.

We work with a diverse set of clients specializing in small to medium-sized organizations in various stages of growth.

Our consultants will work with you to provide a strategically tailored experience, by understanding your needs and providing the best talent solutions from our network of experienced, financial and operational professionals.

NON-PROFIT

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Non-profit promoting justice and building a community that is more secure, productive, healthy and hopeful.

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Global non-profit development organization empowering  smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology.

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Service organizations providing psychotherapy, educational therapy, diagnostic assessment and other mental health care to help at-risk youth and their families.

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For more than 45 years, the non-profit Children’s Council has been the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco, advancing the belief that high-quality child care can transform lives and communities.

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A supporter-driven, non-profit advocacy group and the voice of plug-in vehicle drivers across the country, accelerating the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity.

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Non-profit technology company that envisions a world where neighbors help neighbors prepare for disasters, improve access to basic needs and overcome chronic challenges.

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Award-winning, non-profit leader and innovator for informal STEM education, championing equity and fair access to economic opportunity for all girls, no exceptions. 

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The Primary Schools believes that with a strong team supporting them, every child can learn, be well and thrive. This multidisciplinary approach helps close the achievement gap in underserved communities. 

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TCFCP is a women-led non-profit organization that supports artists to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably. Co-creating a field of cultural strategy with organizations and practitioners. 

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A statewide youth-powered, non-profit organization fighting to improve the lives of communities of color, immigrants, low-income, LGBTQ and other marginalized portions of our society.

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The Pacific Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. This non-profit's vision is to create a world in which society, the economy and the environment have the water they need to thrive now, and in the future.

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PL is a technology-forward non-profit that aims to move and manage $2 billion of integrated capital, to build self-determination in BIPOC communities. It aims to advance racial, gender and climate justice and a new economy where everyone thrives.

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The ILRC seeks to improve immigration law and policy, expand the capacity of legal service providers and advance immigrant rights. It trains attorneys, paralegals and community-based advocates, and works with grassroots immigrant organizations.

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PoCA is a civic engagement non-profit that seeks to empower young people of color and their families to have an equal say in decisions that affect their lives, made up of on-the-ground partners in communities throughout the State of California.

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The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU) is committed to a Jesuit education grounded in an engaged pedagogy for the formation of leaders of competence, conscience and compassion.

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SKSM is a graduate theological school and seminary in Oakland, California that emphasizes the development of the whole person and the calling forth of each person's gifts. For 117 years, they have prepared people for ministry and progressive religious leadership.

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TheatreWorks is one of America’s outstanding professional theatres. Their work celebrates the human spirit through innovative productions, new works and education programs inspired by and engaging their diverse Silicon Valley community.

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SF AWS is a non-profit dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. It welcomes survivors of all genders, ages, races, nationalities, language communities, abilities, income-levels and more.

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The Muwekma Ohlone Preservation Foundation works with partners and donors to support the thriving, resilient Muwekma Ohlone Tribe in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is led and supported by volunteers and partner organizations.

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SFCB is a non-profit organization that fosters the joy of books and bookmaking, providing a home for Bay Area book artists and a place for the wider community to discover book arts.

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Activate Global Inc. is a non-profit organization that partners with U.S.-based funders and research institutions to support their fellows. By 2025, they plan to expand to 100 new fellows each year to empower scientists to reinvent the world.

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SPOON empowers caregivers, creates tools and strengthens systems to bring critical nutrition and feeding practices to children without family care and to children with disabilities.

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The organization's mission is to create a loving community, inspire spiritual growth and encourage lives of integrity, joy and service. They are committed to serving one another, the church community, the community at large and the global community.

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SEEDS CRC is a non-profit community-based organization that provides mediation, facilitation, training and restorative justice to residents, organizations and schools in the Bay Area since 1983.

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TPL was founded in 1972 to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. They work with communities to create parks and protect public land where they're needed, as a matter of health, equity and justice.

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UWCW is committed to improving their region by providing early learning, increasing graduation rates, and supporting families for long-term success.

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UVFS provides guidance, support and resources to help families build on their strengths and to create a better future. They are endorsed by CDSS as a best practice for serving families and strengthening communities, serving rural communities in the Calistoga, California region.

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Taproot has been connecting social good organizations with skilled volunteers for over two decades. They launched Taproot Plus, an open-access online platform that enables non-profits to connect directly with professionals and collaborate on virtual projects.

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CSRF provides life-changing speech-language and literacy programs to improve communication skills and self-confidence. Their RiteCare Childhood Language Programs offer best-in-class services at no cost to families.

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NDSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome. Through advocacy, public awareness and information, the NDSC promotes the interests of people with Down Syndrome and their families.

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BSF is proud to partner with school leaders, teachers, families, and community leaders to advance equitable access and opportunity in education in Boston. This has resulted in more Boston children attending high-quality schools and more families using Boston School Finder.

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The Climate and Land Use Alliance is a collaborative of foundations that believes forests and sustainable land use are essential for mitigating climate change, focusing its grantmaking in key geographic regions.

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Mary's Path is one of four California residences serving vulnerable populations, emphasizing family and unconditional love. Many residents have run away from foster homes, turning themselves into authorities for care and their unborn child. The baby serves as a stabilizing factor.

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Arts Council thrives through grants to artists, arts networks, government leaders, advocates, educators, and education organizations. Community initiatives like Open Studios, Tannery Arts Center, and Watsonville Center for the Arts support over 20,000 youth and help Santa Cruz County thrive.

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Camp Tawonga, a leader in Jewish camping, fosters a deep connection to nature, community, and Judaism for 95 years. It offers programming for children, families, and young adults, promoting self-esteem and lifelong friendships.

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CalHDF promotes compliance with zoning and state housing laws, providing free legal aid, education, and counseling to advocates, homeowners, and government officials to address the state's housing shortage.

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Centro Legal de la Raza, founded in 1969, is a legal services agency that protects and advances the rights of low-income, immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities in Northern and Central California through bilingual representation, education, and advocacy.

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Mother Jones is a reader-supported investigative news organization. Established in 1976, it covers politics, criminal justice, education, climate change, and food/agriculture. Reaching 8 million people monthly, it offers a fellowship program for emerging investigative storytellers and is independent. 

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ReFrame is an organization that invests in strategists, creatives, leaders, and dreamers to advance just narratives at scale. They use technology to understand societal narratives, develop strategies, curate stories, and mobilize networks. 

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Earth Island Institute, founded in 1982 by David Brower, is an international environmental organization sponsoring over 75 projects in conservation, wildlife protection, climate change solutions, women's environmental leadership, Indigenous communities, sustainable agriculture, food systems, community resilience, and environmental justice.  

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The League of Women Voters of California is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights, build grassroots power in our communities, drive policy change on the biggest challenges facing our state, and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. 

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Oakland Zoo, established in 1922, is a nationally recognized animal welfare, rescue, and conservation leader. The Zoo works with over 25 wildlife conservation partners globally to accept, rehabilitate, and re-home wildlife rescued from wildfire and human-wildlife conflict. Oakland Zoo is involved in the community, offering free education programs and admission to underserved families and children.

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Dublin Partners in Education (DPIE) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to raise funds for students and schools in Dublin Unified School District. It offers after-school and summer programs to enrich student experiences and maintain school excellence. 

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Fred Finch Youth & Family Services partners with people and communities to provide culturally responsive services that cultivate mental and physical resiliency and wellness. Finch works with young people to overcome multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss.

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Voices of Recovery is a non-profit and has coordinated efforts already established to connect with alcohol and drug providers, other recovery groups (12-step and non-12-step), faith-based organizations, and alcohol and other drug studies students for over a decade.

FOR PROFIT

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Renewed apparel and textiles company, focused on  to making existing linear manufacturing practices circular.

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Electric Motorcycle Startup and leader in the dirt bike industry, with innovative battery and power train technologies and manufacturing capabilities.

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Consulting organization focused on improving the capacities of the behavioral health care ecosystem.

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Bio-tech company focused on the development of a small molecule heat shock protein for treatment of bladder and other cancers.

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Partnering with client marketing teams to build high-scale digital customer acquisition capabilities through world-class technology, people and processes. The result: growth at effective costs.

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A marketing company that helps leaders in groundbreaking organizations tell captivating stories that attract top talent and increase funding.

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Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers is a professional journalism association for independent news publishers, providing teaching, resources and community to independent news entrepreneurs as they build and develop sustainable businesses.

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Refresh Your Space is a full-service Interior Design and home renovation firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They will listen to your needs, identify opportunities to bring out market potential, and focus on the elements that matter.

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ReD is a strategy consulting company that uses Sensemaking, a unique approach that marries social science and traditional business techniques. They use anthropologists, sociologists, economists, journalists and designers to study human behaviour and help clients develop a new perspective on their business.

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Premier Pools & Spas (PPAS) is a World's Largest Pool Builder that builds and services swimming pools and spas for homeowners across the country. They are committed to bringing their family's dream to life with integrity, innovation, and devotion.

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Politics Rewired is a collective of software developers and digital organizers who use technology to help the Left win and wield power. They launched the fork of Spoke used by Bernie 2020's peer-to-peer texting program, sending 260 million messages.

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Lulu Designs Jewelry creates elegant necklaces, rings, earrings & bracelets crafted from silver, gold, precious gemstones & fine metals.

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