• Design, Organize, Manage, Engage

    Services

We DESIGN, ORGANIZE, MANAGE and ENGAGE high-impact projects.

Our substantive areas of knowledge include, human rights, global and national policy, civil rights (LGBTQ, racial, economic, and gender justice), fundraising, criminal justice reform, poverty and development, conservation and habitat protection, organizational development, program strategy, global and domestic philanthropy.

We design creative and active solutions for our partners on global and domestic policy issues; organize high impact strategies that strengthen social justice organizations and coalitions; manage coalitions, projects and initiatives; and engage diverse publics to raise funds, build power and relationships.

We devise effective solutions that deliver impact.

Design

Services

We design high-impact programs, systems-analysis, organizational strategy, research, initiatives and solutions for organizational, philanthropic, business and governmental partners.

  • Public policy solutions and research
  • Advocacy and public affairs campaigns
  • Foundation relations, fundraising plans, resource development strategy
  • Philanthropic advisory services for foundations and individuals (strategy, initiative design, collaborative funds, grant-making strategy, evaluation)
  • Program design and strategy(local, state, national and global)
  • Research and evaluation

Experience

Extensive experience on federal executive branch and Congressional advocacy, including work to secure action on policing and law enforcement policies, reform of prison conditions and practices, HIV policy, hate crimes, family policy and funding for social services.

Global philanthropic programs created and implemented at two global foundations at the executive-senior management level (Ford Foundation, Governance & Civil Society Program, and Arcus Foundation)

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Organize

Services

We organize projects, initiatives and processess to build partnerships and achieve results.

  • Research (traditional and participatory, lanscape/gap analysis, constituency)
  • Policy analysis and development
  • Coalition building and strategy (advocacy, issue, cross-sector, educational)
  • Movement building (issues, constituencies, policy)
  • Philanthropic and political giving
  • Project management (conferences, coalitions, advocacy initiatives)

Experience

Designed and organized national consultation process to produce first-national LGBT/HIC policy agenda on criminal justice reform:  A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy recommendations Addressing The Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV (2014). 

Organized only national advocacy coalition working on LGBTQ Poverty and Economic Opportunity. (See Client - Williams Institute)

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Manage

Services

We manage initiatives, coalitions, research, advocacy campaigns and projects for our clients.

  • Philanthropic collaboratives and initiatives
  • Coalition building and management
  • Fund and resource development campaigns
  • Policy and advocacy projects
  • Project management

Experience

Since 2014, we have managed a national advocacy coalition of over 45 state, local and national groups working on criminal justice policy reform at the federal level.  (See Just Detention - under Clients)

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Engage

Services

We engage, persuade and mobilize varied audiences, including policy makers, influencers, individual donors, foundations, media, organizational constituencies, and institutions, using both old and new power tools.

  • Convening, consultation, collaboratives, and conference production
  • Cultural Strategies (messaging, narrative development, public education, media relations)
  • Direct Engagement Strategies (direct action, social media, political and cultural events)
  • Conference and event MC and moderator services (donor advised fun)

Experience

Conference production experience includes national legal symposium on criminal justice reform and prisoner’s rights – (Columbia Law School 2014); political engagement (LPAC Leadership Summit – 2013); Creating Change Conference (Cofounded and organized).

Extensive conference MC experience includes, OutGiving, Democracy Alliance, Women Donors Network,  Fenway Institute, National Center for Lesbian Rights, ACLU, among others. 

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