SUPPORT FOR YOUR PHILANTHROPIC STRATEGY
Assistance to foundations and donors to clarify and amplify your giving.
Background research on the cause you wish to support.
Field mapping and landscape assessments of key issues and organizations.
Assessment of existing grants and initiatives.
Scoping, due diligence and recommendation of potential partners.
Partnership agreements and collaborative work plans.
cross-sector collaborations (business, government agencies, national nonprofits, grassroots organizations, academia, foundations)
maintaining social justice values while meeting the goals of funding partners
THEORY OF CHANGE & STRATEGIC PLANNING
Clarify short, medium and long term results of your organization or initiative. What does success look like?
Investigate assumptions and strengthen links between your activities (what you do) and your goals (what you want to achieve).
Establish the unique positioning of your foundation or organization. What are you best at? What is your unique contribution to the field?
RESEARCH & WRITING
Conduct interviews and consultations with those you want to hear from: experts, partners or participants.
Answer the questions that are important to your organization. Fact-gathering from academic, community and government sources.
Rationale for giving. Research that explains why your cause is important.
Reports, summaries, articles, impact stories, talking points.
View a sample of our publications.