Belinda Li

CiTTA Partnership


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CiTTA Partnership
Founder, CEO & Chief Consultant
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500 W. Madison St.
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Suite 1000
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Company Overview
CiTTA Partnership is a boutique consulting firm that focuses on empowering leaders of purpose-driven organizations to implement their ideas and scale their social impact in a financially sustainable way. CiTTA consultants specialize in helping nonprofits add new revenue streams through social enterprise business activities and guiding purpose-driven businesses with their go-to-market strategies and implementation plans.

CiTTA Partnership is a Certified Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WBE/MBE) with the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.
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Strategic & Business Planning, Business Modeling, Market Research & Feasibility Assessment, Go-to-Market Implementation, and Web-based Solutions.
Practice Areas (select top 3)
  • Market Research and Strategy
  • Social Enterprise
  • Strategic planning
Client List
Our clients span multiple sectors, including: environment / energy, sustainability, education including higher education, human services, housing/community development, early childhood, healthcare, youth development, and others. Sample clients include:

- The Jane Goodall Institute
- Smile Train
- Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
- NeighborWorks America
- The Ounce of Prevention Fund
- University of California, Riverside
- Erikson Institute
- Chicago Commons
- City of Chicago (Program Management of the Chicago Climate Action Plan)
- IGO Car Sharing
- Elevate Energy (formerly CNT Energy)
- Institute for Sustainable Energy Development
- Various mission-driven for-profit companies in clean energy technology, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors
Testimonial 1
"Belinda’s deep knowledge of and passion for social enterprise are as evident as her ability to soak up and process incredible amounts of information. She led a team of 3 consultants to create profitable business models for housing organizations that were traditional non-profits. Working with the organizations’ executives and CFOs, Belinda instilled a business mindset and business acumen in the groups and developed detailed financial project tools and other planning guides so that they had sustainable, practicable business models. There was a lot at stake working with about 25 independent nonprofits that had the potential to serve as a model for a national network of nearly 250 and impact tens of thousands of homebuyers. If you’re seeking to move your organization into the social enterprise space, I highly recommend you seek out Belinda."
- David Weisberger, Senior Manager, NeighborWorks America
Testimonial 2
"Belinda led a team at Citta Partnership in developing a 3-year strategic plan for Chicago Commons, a 120 year-old social service agency in Chicago. Through a comprehensive and participatory process, she guided our Board and leadership team in co-creating a compelling vision for Commons, clarifying our strategic priorities, and developing an actionable roadmap. The analytical rigor and a “bias towards action” approach that she brought were refreshing and extremely valuable. Belinda is a strategic thinker with a pragmatic approach. Her work is high quality, and she is responsive, committed, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services."
- Edgar Ramirez, President and CEO, Chicago Commons
Testimonial 3
"Belinda is a highly skilled analyst, writer, and consultant. She constructed a complex business plan and competitive proposal for a new startup within our nonprofit. We have used the work she produced to guide the first stage of implementation and for subsequent proposals. I have recommended Belinda to colleagues for help with similar projects. She turned the work around quickly and demonstrated strong initiative to ensure the final product was excellent. Highly recommend."
- Claire Dunham, Senior VP of Programs, The Ounce of Prevention Fund

Speaker's Bureau Information

Topic 1
Creating a Social Enterprise Pitch Deck.
Topic 1 Description
I have done workshops and lectures on Social Enterprise for Nonprofits - from the basics of what is a Social Enterprise, to what are the different business models, how to assess feasibility in starting / growing a Social Enterprise, and what are some key success elements. I have case studies that I can show - including some of my own client work.

I have, in the past, broken these various components into more than one session, which allowed more time for interactive exercises by the audience. But I can also do a summary version within one session, with more limited interactive exercises, where appropriate.

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