Our clients are diverse, but have in common a passionate desire to deepen their community impact through the power of innovative partnerships and deep engagement. Working with you we probe your partnership assumptions; we help ensure honest dialogue; and push you to take the time to build trust so vital to partnership success. We provide the insight and guidance you need to empower your cause.
Scope and build
Have Big Dreams. See Them Realized.
We guide you through the process of envisioning exactly what you want to achieve. Then we help you determine if the project can be handled internally, or whether partners are required. By doing this process countless times, we have learned that meaning well is not enough, and just hoping things will work out is ineffective. Conscious intentionality is critical.
Let us help you design a strategy that defines your purpose, finds the right partners, and understands your community’s needs and the impact your partnership seeks to achieve. We help you and your organization partner with purpose for real change.
Determine your organization’s readiness to partner and understand the community landscape even if it challenges the way your organization is viewed
Develop a roadmap for your organization’s partnership efforts
Co-design your project and partnership to set it up for success including plan, agreement, and governance
Coach and mentor
Embrace the Power of Partnerships
Guiding your partnership success is the reason we exist. We support your partnering journey by building bridges together to ensure effective implementation of your unique partnership plan. Working one-on-one with individuals or with partner organizations, we facilitate introspection and honesty with each other to improve your work together.
By teaching you to leverage strengths, teasing out areas where support is needed, and ensuring open, respectful relationships – true partnerships can be created. With personalized attention, we will provide coaching and mentoring support to ensure your success. Working in partnership can feel overwhelming at times, so we use techniques proven to be highly effective at getting you through the hard work of partnering.
One-on-one support for leaders in the partnership
Support to the partners to help get them unstuck
Team and trust building to deepen relationships and partnership success
Review and Evaluate
Improve by reflecting on your partnership
Throughout the partnership process (scoping, building, and mentoring), we work alongside your organization. And then we help you pause to reflect on and evaluate where things stand with the partnership to ensure that all parties still feel valued and respected and committed to the project. Our extensive partnering work shows that nobody learns from experience, but rather by reflecting on that experience.
Based on your experiential learning we help you to evolve and adapt in ways that integrate the findings and strengthens the partnership and project work.
Establish partnership review and evaluation criteria right from the partnership set up and design
Undertake annual reviews using the Partnership Learning Loop (certified PLL consultant)
Work with individuals and organizations to address any partnership challenges that arise. Some conflict between partners is almost inevitable, but through good upfront planning and respectful discussion, we can help you make the partnership stronger than ever
Stakeholders and Community
Stakeholder Engagement = Stakeholder Trust and Commitment
Closely tied to scoping the partnership and project, we guide project partners to ensure the project meets the needs of those people actually requiring your help and whose support will be critical. Genuine concern and respectful outreach forms the foundation of meeting people’s needs and improving your community.
JS Daw will lead you through a community-centered collaborative engagement, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the community, while simultaneously ensuring the community knows about your new project. We will also support building project momentum and engaging the community in deepening your partnership work’s success.
Engagement and primary and secondary community research to ensure stakeholder commitment
Social movement building through cause- and social-marketing strategies
Storytelling will build your credibility, community engagement, and belief in the worth of your project and your clients