COLLABORATIVE STRATEGY

We help "impact multipliers" succeed by connecting their stakeholders around compelling shared visions, designing powerful strategies together, and developing successful earned income streams to support those strategies.

 

Who are "impact multipliers?" They might be a certification body, a standards organization, a professional association, a funder, or any other organization that engages cities, businesses, networks, and other key constituencies in advancing equity and sustainability. By helping impact multipliers succeed, we achieve triple-impact in our work.

 

We can help you and your allies co-design powerful strategies too!

WHY IT WORKS

We get the whole “system” in the same room to design strategy and create genuine alignment fast.
 

Collaborative Strategy is particularly effective because the process:

 

  • Builds ownership from the outset (rather than buy-in after the fact)

  • Helps all stakeholders see the whole picture--from vision and mission to operating realities

  • Uses a fast and effective landscape analysis process

  • Harnesses the experience and resources of all your key stakeholders to develop robust strategy

  • Facilitates fast, high-quality learning about the critical challenges and opportunities

  • Flips key tensions to deepen engagement and innovation
  • Encourages rapid prototyping, testing, and iterating produce refined and validated strategies

  • Attracts other key funders and partners to the work

 

And our planning sessions are actually fun!

 

HOW WE WORK

We design and deliver rapid, high-impact planning sessions to align social ventures behind compelling visions, powerful strategies, meaningful roles, and big goals.
 

Our Collaborative Strategy approach works when:

 
  • Previous attempts failed to get genuine alignment and ownership across your key stakeholders,

  • The process got stuck in analysis paralysis and people began promoting their favorite strategies,

  • The landscape and context is complex and the strategic leverage points are unclear,

  • The strategic plan wasn't connected back to current operational needs and realities.

 

Services

Vision & Mission clarification | Co-development of Guiding Values & Principles |
Value proposition design | Design of earned income products & services | Stakeholder strategy |
MAST and EPIC Goal design | Unique Role definition

 

Formats

1-2 day Co-Design Charrettes | Real-Time Strategic Change | Virtual Engagements

 

Read about our work with STAR Communities, the sustainability standard for cities and towns, to develop a powerful business model from scratch in 2 days.

Do you need a powerful strategy to support your big goals and mission? We're happy to provide support and ideas whether you hire us or not. Just send us a note below.

859 Van Buren Street NW
Washington, DC 20012

+1-202-525-6070

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