Company: Citizen Engagement Laboratory (CEL)
Industry: Non-Profit Incubator and Fiscal Sponsor
Locations: HQ in Oakland, CA, with virtual office throughout the U.S.
Mindshare Client Since: 2011
CEL is a home for social entrepreneurs and a launch pad for new ideas and people projects that seek to change the world by leveraging the power of the internet. CEL has provided the expertise and infrastructure for dozens of startups, entrepreneurs, and philanthropic partners to expand the impact and reach of people powered change.
As a fiscal sponsor with dozens of small organizations under their umbrella, CEL was challenged to meet the needs of each group with competitive yet affordable benefits. Frequent changes within the core HR and operations teams also led to inconsistent processes, and strained their ability to effectively manage HR and benefits administration across a wide geography. Additionally, the process of passing the cost for benefits through to their partners was overly complex and difficult for the finance team to administer.
As a partner who could understand and embrace their culture and objectives, we helped them to build a meaningful and cost-effective benefits package with universal appeal across their diverse groups. Leveraging Maxwell Health, we also built custom workflows to streamline their onboarding, benefits administration, and billing processes. Simultaneously, we were also able to deliver a greatly enhanced employee experience.