Providing equity-focused, data-driven, results-based organizational & community change
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?
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.
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 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.
If you share these values,
Community Strategic Planning
Organizational Strategic Planning
Board/Staff Retreats & Coaching
Economic Development Services
Engagement Strategy, Strategic Planning
Written and Live,
Motivational & Public Speaking
Grant Seeking + Writing
Grant identification, grant writing
Our process of working is based on, and inspired by, Results-Based Accountability, a system for evaluation used globally.
Meet to discuss community conditions and the problem that needs solving and begin to envision a thriving community.
Move from words to action and create thriving communities.
We identify key indicators and performance measures so we can evaluate impact of our work
Inclusive Problem Solving
Build opportunities for diverse stakeholders to engage in inclusive problem solving.
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
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
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