OUR EXPERTISE

It starts by listening.

We work closely with clients in a trusted relationship, listening to their needs and learning about their goals. We then bring our areas of expertise to help clients pursue learning objectives, understand and communicate their impact, and advance their mission.

Research

We conduct strategic research projects to deepen the knowledge base of our clients' impact areas and that support the community-centric projects we undertake. We are skilled at understanding the key questions necessary to ensure research is tailored to answer the right questions. We utilize a variety of resources and methodologies that encompass both qualitative and quantitative research. We have led learning initiatives to understand:

  • Characteristics of and diversity in entrepreneurial ecosystems

  • Opportunity Zone designations 

  • Capital needs assessments 

  • Trends and needs of rural communities across Appalachia

  • Community needs assessments

With experience in designing, analyzing, and communicating research, we offer turnkey solutions for your learning opportunity needs. 

Consulting

We help clients understand their impact, increase their capacity, and deliver on their strategic priorities. We work with clients in a variety of ways, across a variety of needs. Most often our consulting work centers on:

  • Stakeholder Feedback & Engagement

  • Impact Framework Design / Theory of Change Articulation

  • Impact Measurement, Analysis, and Communication

  • Program Analysis & Growth Strategies

  • Capacity Building & Training

  • New Markets Tax Credit Application Development & Project Impact Analysis

  • Project Management Leadership & Execution

  • Program Leadership & Stewardship

Let us know how we can help you achieve your goals. 

Facilitation

We are skilled in engaging groups and facilitation to meet the learning objectives of our clients. From small group ideation sessions to larger board meeting facilitation, we are able to support your objectives. We have experience in facilitating:

  • Board Meetings

  • Strategic Planning Sessions 

  • Focus Groups

  • Company/Organization Retreats

  • Virtual Learning

Come be a part of our community. We would love to hear how we can help your business or organization engage new partners.

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