Our Work

Our goal is to build capacity in movements for more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive communities and economies.

We work with institutions and mission-driven organizations focused on cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems, community food systems, ethical cacao and chocolate supply chains, and affordable housing. Our work is increasingly focused on food business incubation as a strategy for community economic development. Learn about the free Shared Kitchen Toolkit we recently co-authored with The Food Corridor in partnership with Purdue University Extension.

We strive to deliver the insight community leaders and social entrepreneurs need to move projects from idea to impact. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, we weave analysis into actionable plans that address evolving needs. Whether we’re working at the community or entity scale, we help clients vet possibilities, engage stakeholders, develop strategies, draft policies, improve management, and evaluate impact.

Our services include:

  • Strategic, business and operational planning
  • Policy development
  • Market and community analysis
  • Funding development
  • Organizational development
  • Management analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Technical writing
  • Project management
  • Facilitation and engagement
  • Mediation and conflict insight
  • Training

As a small firm, we work closely with our clients to advance their goals in a personalized way. Our collaborative approach seeks to harvest collective knowledge and build upon the strengths of our client teams. We focus on consensus building, education and coaching in order to strengthen the ability of project teams to carry the work forward.