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Providing equity-focused, data-driven, results-based organizational & community change
Purpose-driven consulting

Trying to solve a community problem but aren’t sure how to get people to collectively work together to move the needle?

Struggling to communicate the story of your community’s initiative with those who care about its success?

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Looking to improve your data collection efforts to make a greater impact?

Hoping to transform your community through a more strategic and fun approach to economic development and comprehensive planning? 

We're here to help.

RESULTS-BASED doesn't always mean EQUITY-based.

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You’re striving to see positive changes and contributing to the development of a more equitable community but you’re…

  • Unsure how to expand your network of stakeholders to include more diverse voices

  • Aware that other ways of measurement exist but not familiar with how to shift existing standards for evaluation

  • Overwhelmed with all the opportunities for improvement but cautious about where to start


We’re glad you’re here and we can’t wait to meet you! We want you to succeed as much as you do. And we’re excited to create the space and experiences that will allow your initiative or organization to make a meaningful impact built on a foundation of trust and authenticity. 

Our Team

Our team of knowledgeable, optimistic, and deeply committed consultants believe in equity for all people. We believe individuals and communities have the knowledge to create solutions. And we believe in a working model that embraces physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial freedom.

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If you share these values, 

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Services

Community Strategic Planning

RBA Facilitation, 
Consensus Building, 
Inclusive Planning

Organizational Strategic Planning

RBA Facilitation, 
Organizational
Development, 
Program Evaluation

Board/Staff Retreats & Coaching

Retreats, Board 
Development,
Executive Training, 
Staff Trainings

Economic Development Services

Comprehensive Planning, 

Engagement Strategy, Strategic Planning

Capacity

Building

Grant Writing,
Data Development
and Analysis

Marketing

Market Research,
Communications
Strategy,
Copywriting,
Report Template
Design

Translation

Written and Live,
Spanish/English

Motivational & Public Speaking

Conference Keynote,
Demonstrated Best 
Practices, Lived
Experience

Grant Seeking + Writing

Grant identification, grant writing

Our Process

Our Process

Our process of working is based on, and inspired by, Results-Based Accountability, a system for evaluation used globally. 

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01

Envision Solutions

Meet to discuss community conditions and the problem that needs solving and begin to envision a thriving community.

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Results-Based Action

Move from words to action and create thriving communities.

02

Measurable Change

We identify key indicators and performance measures so we can evaluate impact of our work

03

Inclusive Problem Solving

Build opportunities for diverse stakeholders to engage in inclusive problem solving.

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Repeat!

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Words of Gratitude

"Karen is a coalition builder, a skilled facilitator, and most importantly, an empathetic listener who strives to understand diverse points of view. Her ability to bring organizations and coalitions together to make actionable change is unparalleled. " - Thomas Hill, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Cass Clay
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What you can expect working with us 

  • Key indicators and performance measures for impact evaluation 

  • Clear action steps to get closer to your vision of success

  • An outline of project outcomes and measures as well as how to measure progress

  • Tools to communicate your work with stakeholders and the broader public

  • Shared learning as we work to gain knowledge with you and your community 

  • A lot of laughs!

 

We think you’d be a great fit to work with us if…

  • Your project is equity-focused

  • Collaboration and inclusion are integral to your project’s success

  • The scope of work falls within the area(s) of:

    • New projects or initiatives that are working to improve well-being within a community

    • Existing projects that want to expand capacity

    • New or existing projects that focus on  improved evaluation

    • Initiatives that want help with their storytelling/marketing. 

  • You are looking to develop a partnership on either a short-or long-term project

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We'd recommend another consultancy if...

  • Your project is not equity-focused

  • The scope of work is not about improving people and places - For example, rehabilitation for injured animals

  • You are just interested in a transactional relationship with who you hire for your project

Who We Work With

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Excited to start working together?

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City of Moorhead recognizes Karen Pifher as recipient of the 2022 Moorhead Human Rights Award...

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