We are a social enterprise that provides necessary, affordable, and supportive services to arts and culture organizations and leaders. Our work with any organization will be customized to suit your needs and desires. The categories of services listed below offer listing of possible directions that our work might take.
Learn: Arm yourself with the right information
Research a key contributor to the success of any initiative. A deep working knowledge of the history of an issue, the opinions of thought leaders, a review of existing obstacles, and a scan of stakeholder interests and motivations, can ensure the success of a concept. From small-scale work to process-oriented collaborations, we offer a range of services that arm you with knowledge to help advance your mission.
- Policy scans/policy research
- Literature reviews
- Market research
- Resource and capacity review
- Internal process review
Plan: Make smart and strategic choices to advance your mission
Gathering useful information is one thing, but putting it to good use is another essential skill. A skilled outside facilitator provides leaders with the opportunity to step back from leading the conversation and take full part in conversations to determine future strategic directions and priorities.
- Interpreting research
- Strategy development
- Program development
- Evaluation framework development
- Strategic planning
- Growth Planning
- System Planning
Do: Manage your work to have impact
Sometimes an organization can use some supplementary expertise to work on projects that the when the staff is already at capacity. As arts and culture leaders who have worked in the field for many years, we offer expertise and experience in the following areas.
- Program management
- Program evaluation
- Grant writing
- Grant administration
- Meeting facilitation
- Internal Process Design
- Partnership Development
Improve: Manage your work to have greater impact
In our work, we know that there’s always room for improvement. This can take a variety of forms within an organization.
- Organizational culture and learning
- Leadership coaching
- Teamwork coaching
- Professional development
Reflect: Understand your work
It’s so easy for cultural organizations to be caught up in doing the work that little space is made for evaluation and reflection. To understand the impact of our past work and how to stay successful in a rapidly changing world, we need to consistently gather high-quality information about our activities and the environment to understand how well we are doing and how to improve.
- Marketing needs assessment
- Resource and capacity needs assessment
- Post-event review
- Case study summary