shark&minnow Awards Greater Cleveland Non-Profits Complimentary Strategy & Marketing Consulting Services in Honor of #GivingTuesday

CLEVELAND, OH (November 7, 2016) – Strategic marketing and business consulting firm, shark&minnow, is committed to giving back this holiday season. In honor of #GivingTuesday – a global day where businesses and communities come together to celebrate generosity through giving initiatives, shark&minnow will launch their 2nd Annual #sharkATTACK on November 29, 2016.

One of Greater Cleveland’s non-profit organizations will be selected to have an articulated business challenge solved by the shark&minnow team. The chosen non-profit will walk away with an Action Plan that will empower them to turn their challenge into an opportunity.


Key Dates

Entries Due: Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Interested non-profit organizations should submit their application for consideration at
  • The short application requirements request:
    • Greater Cleveland Non-Profit Organization Name & Contact Information
    • One (1) Project-Based Challenge
    • Availability on Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Winner Announcement: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  • All entrants, including the winner, will be notified


Giving Tuesday: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • shark&minnow will visit the office of the non-profit for the all-day consulting session
  • The on-site consulting services include: Discovery Session, Collaborative Brainstorm Session, Strategic & Tactical Development and Action Plan


Adoption Network Cleveland was named the winner of shark&minnow’s inaugural Giving Tuesday contest in 2015 and won a day of complimentary strategy and marketing consulting services in honor of the global day dedicated to generosity through giving.

“As a small non-profit organization, Adoption Network Cleveland was honored to be selected as shark&minnow’s first Giving Tuesday contest winner,” says Betsie Norris, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland. “The shark&minnow team was organized, efficient, engaged and full of energy to help us with our marketing challenges. At the end of the full day, they presented wonderful and actionable ideas for us to hit the ground running. We’re very appreciative to have received this valuable service from such a reputable, local firm.”

Adoption Network Cleveland (ANC) is a membership-based organization that supports anyone touched by adoption including adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, foster youth and alumni, foster parents and professionals.

shark&minnow believes it is important to be active participants in the Cleveland community.

“We are grateful to live in a city filled with wonderful non-profits that are truly making an impact,” says CEO Hallie Bram Kogelschatz. “This is one way we’ll continue to support them in their philanthropic endeavors.”


About shark&minnow inc.

shark&minnow is a business & marketing consultancy that makes the complex simple. Core offerings include: research & insights, strategic planning, design & marketing communications. The firm was founded by husband & wife duo, Chief Executive Officer Hallie Bram Kogelschatz & Chief Strategy Officer Eric Kogelschatz (veteran marketers of brands such as Cadillac, Ford, Progressive Insurance, Nestle Brands, Cleveland Clinic, KeyBank & many others). Together they lead the firm with Director of Design, Brian Andrew Jasinski.