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Small Business & Nonprofit Consulting

Design, Websites, Consulting, Project Management, Grant Writing, Community Outreach, & Social Media.

I believe the legacy we leave is as important as what we do while we are alive. What can you do to leave an imprint? What can you do to change the course of human history? How can you live your life to the fullest while also helping future generations? What can you discover? What can you create? How can you be innovative? Nothing is impossible. I implore you to think, create, discover, question, & explore. I dare you to dream. I challenge you to win.


We can’t wait to hear your story and to help you build your legacy.

David Brooks


36 North Consulting

*David Brooks is also the owner of The DBG Co, Co-Owns the Akron Aviators Semi-Pro Basketball Team, Co-Manages The Black Beanz African Dance Troup, sits on the Executive Board for Keys 2 Serenity, an Executive Board Member for Shanti Community Farms, Board Member for Concern for Children, & Assistant Director for Mi Pueblo Latin American Culture Camp, and Creative Consultant for Royal Heir Entertainment.

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The Global Entertainment Expo is a celebration of Akron’s diverse cultural community. Join Shanti Community Farms for a night of music, dance, food, and community! The event will be held at the Summit Artspace in Akron Ohio on November 3rd, 2023 from 5 PM – 10 PM.

See flyers below for more information.

Sponsorships DUE OCTOBER 29th.

Questions/More Info: info@shantifarmsoh.com

Grant Money Allocated Through Our Grant Writing Services

Are you in search of a skilled grant writer for your nonprofit organization? Your quest ends here. 36 North Consulting, renowned for its exceptional track record, has successfully assisted numerous nonprofit entities in securing over $95,000 in funding over the past two years. We stand ready to support your funding endeavors. From comprehensive research to the meticulous crafting of grant proposals, our in-house grant writing team takes care of every facet of the process.

Furthermore, our commitment to client service is unwavering, as evidenced by our 24/7 customer support and the provision of a dedicated point of contact who will accompany you through the entirety of the grant writing journey.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to discuss your unique requirements and objectives. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to explore the full spectrum of grant writing services offered by 36 North Consulting.

The Black Beanz

African Teen Dance Group from Akon Ohio by way of East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, & The Congo).

The Black Beanz X World of Dance 2023

2023 has been the biggest year yet for this African Dance Crew from Akron, OH (by way of E. Africa)! After being one of OhioDance’s Top 10 Teen Dance Groups for the 2nd year in a row (2022/2023), The Black Beanz set their sights on The World Of Dance competition in Anaheim California! They received the prestigious Crowd Favorite award and created many valuable relationships in the professional dance world there.


Click below to see their official World of Dance performance video and learn more about their amazing trip!

The 36 North Consulting Family of Partners & Clients

Nonprofit Clients:

Assisting Children & Families Impacted by Addiction.


Keys 2 Serenity is a Summit County (Ohio) 501c3 that provides programs, events, and resources to families impacted by addiction. Learn More

Providing services, education, and entertainment for and through the immigrant population of North Hill in Akron, OH.


Shanti Community Farms is an immigrant-focused nonprofit that provides cultural events/performances, tutoring, urban farming opportunities & yard care services. Learn More

Providing Integrated Counseling Care & Recovery Support Services since 1992.


The Packard Institute kicked off the Recovery Revolution in 2007 from their Highland Square location, embracing ancient healing traditions with emerging evidence-based practices.

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Summer camp in Cleveland, Ohio, designed to offer school-aged children an opportunity to learn about Latino culture through music, dance, art and language.


For over 25 years, Mi Pueblo has provided a week of music, culture, dance, entertainment, and community for children, teens, and families impacted by adopted from Latin American countries.

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Providing Respite Care, Funeral, and Burial Services for families in need in Northern Ohio.


Inspired by her own experiences, Dorean Sherman created Compassionate Grace in 2021. CG is dedicated to providing respite care, funeral, and burial services for families in Norther Ohio. 

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Concern for Children is a Cleveland area 5o1c3 that supports & assists families impacted by Latin American International Adoption

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Small Business Clients:

Gourmet Mexican Food Truck


El Malecon is a Mexican food truck located in North Hill, one of Akron Ohio’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods. Although they are technically a “food truck”, don’t let that fool you. There is not a microwave in sight and all of their ingredients are made fresh daily! A wonderful stop for a lunch taco or to grab dinner for the whole family.

813 Elma St. Akron, OH 44310


11:00 – 8:30 Mon – Sat

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The Black Beanz (African Teen Dance Group)

*36 North Consulting manages and handles Bookings for The Black Beanz.


One of Ohios top 10 teen dance group & only all male group. Hailing from East Africa this group of talent young men have been in the United States for only about 8 years! Taking Northeast Ohio by strom in 2021/2022, 2023 is already full of fun events and performances for these young men! Click Below to learn more or book The Black Beans for your next party or event

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Personal Training Company based out of Palm Springs California


Smarter Movement, founded by personal training guru Ronnie Clawson, specializes in HITT training & Bio-Mechanics. Located in sunny Palm Springs Smarter Movement has been creating its own movement around town. With Ronnie’s knowledge and experience in the field of personal training, he is the go-to guy in Palm Springs.

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Video Production Company based in Akron Ohio. Specializing in educational video production.


One of Akron’s TOP Videographers, Josh Gippin, heads this amazing production company. Working on many projects with cities and schools around northeast Ohio, and beyond. A highly recommended company for any of your video production needs.

Joshua Gippin is committed to producing
documentaries that help make the world a
better place. His films have appeared on
PBS and in film festivals and conferences
around the world.

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Locally and Internationally Recognized as One of Ohios’ Best Dance Studios.


Offering classes in a variety of styles for all ages and levels of experience. Born To Dance330
the unique combination of professional training, supportive staff, and innovative studios create the perfect
environment to develop your skills and take them to the next level. Whether you are training for a
professional career, creating a fitness regimen, or just dancing for fun, Borntodance330 will provide you
with everything you need to reach your individual goals.
We will also be guiding dancers who want to take it to the professional level with photoshoots/videos,
portfolio/resume building and job bookings through our dance agency Born Talent Agency. Born To
Dance330 is not just a studio. It’s a BRAND

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Freedom Surf Shop is an OFFICIAL Raddin Electric Jetboard Dealer located in Ohio & Florida.

“Change the way you explore & play in every body of water.”

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Do you love homebaked treats? You’re on the track! Click below to see how local Bakery Artist Sarah Dameh is sharing her love of baking with the NE Ohio community!

You can even book her for your public/private events and order your own cookies, brownies, cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes & more!

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Break Time is a RAGE ROOM located in Willowick, Ohio. Rage rooms are great for date night, family night out, team building, stress relief and so much more! 

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Partner List:

Creating change through events, partnerships, fundraising, and events in NE Ohio.


The DBG Co. was founded on the principles of creating meaningful lasting change for individuals and families in Northeast Ohio. We also partner with nonprofits on events and fundraising ideas!

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Royal Heir Entertainment™ is an award-winning, international entertainment company


Royal Heir Ent. focuses on media, marketing, and distribution around the world. Helping artists sell more music, reach more fans, and creat lasting careers.

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Akron Ohio’s Premiere Semi-Pro Mens Team


The Akron Aviators is a semi-pro basketball team from Akron, Ohio. They are a member of the American Basketball Association and are heading into their 6th season! Click below to learn more & forsponsorship information.

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A NE Ohio Based Marketing Company. 


Specializing in design and community relations, contact Market Up for a FREE CONSULTATION today!

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