Strategy & Planning

We help you create strategy that becomes the fire needed to blaze the trail to success. We build on the power of awareness to create and curate the plan. Systems and design thinking are at the core of our process. We develop outcome-focused strategies by gaining a deep understanding of your vision, intention, and capability. Then we turn it into an actionable roadmap that allows for iterative and malleable fine-tuning; versus the traditional “plan” that gets placed on the shelf to collect dust.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Strategy retreats to develop actionable roadmaps.
  • Advising and consultation for Boards, leadership, and community-focused partnerships.
  • Crafting of frameworks and theory of change models.
 

Assessment & Evaluation

Our approach to assessing social impact is to take a stratospheric view of the community landscape. Having a full view of needs, desires, and possibility is key to shaping vision. We’ll help you draw data from community hearts and business minds to clearly articulate the impact of your investment. We provide you with a snapshot of the current state and clarity on the impact your endeavor creates.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Program and community outcome evaluation
  • Partnership assessments (readiness for change and benefit)
  • Community and organizational policy analysis
 

Creative & Design

Branding, marketing, and communications tools are the foundation of customer experience. Getting your message across in a clear, succinct and memorable way is our goal. We work with you as story creators, brand designers, and implementers to ensure your brand is well represented.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Brand audits
  • Graphic design
  • Message and content creation
  • Marketing and communication plans
 

Action Acceleration

We help you cover all areas of project management, bridging the gap between stagnation and success. We won’t let your big idea and masterful plan go to waste — not on our watch.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Technical assistance for program and grant implementation.
  • Project management services.
  • Embedded strategists and activators within your team or organization.
 

Spark! Facilitation

Where some see yawn-fests, we see a source of big, combustible ideas. With a little spark, those big ideas will “blow up” — in a good way. We’ll put the “sizzle” back into your meetings, so say goodbye to mini-comas.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Ideation labs to spark unboxed thinking.
  • Focus groups and community conversations.
  • Meeting design and discussion guidance.
  • Tools and techniques to drive decision-making.
 

Partnership Development

Working together is the best way to create solutions to problems we face. Whether these reside in community or our organizations, forming partnerships is certainly a best practice approach. We are masters at guiding effective collaborative efforts.

We work side by side with organizations and visionary leaders across many sectors to co-create strategies for the betterment of community.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Partnership structure design, including development of shared vision, mission, and strategy.
  • Multi-year project and partnership support. 
  • Convening, facilitation, and action-focused guidance.
  • Board governance consulting.

Advocacy & Policy

Targeting multi-lever solutions is the best way for us to truly create lasting impact. In order to maintain sustainability of certain endeavors we must consider the impacts of policy, systems and environmental changes.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Strategic analysis of existing policies
  • Design of strategies to advocate and champion a cause
  • Training to provide understanding on the role of advocacy and policy

Coaching and Empowerment

Like communities, we humans are built from the inside out. Belief and experience are rooted in our perspective and perception. It’s not about what happens to us, but how we see the world. As your coach, we empower you to maximize and fulfill your potential. Through purposeful self-discovery, we help you identify, assess and remove your limitations. We do this by focusing your attention on exploring bold ideas, crafting intentional strategy, and implementing goal-focused action.

A FEW THINGS WE PROVIDE:

  • Community leadership development program.
  • Personal guidance on goal setting and attainment.
  • Board, team and collaborative coaching.