Serving philanthropies, non-profits, and others to make a difference in the world
Rapid analysis and scenarios using the best available research, data, surveys, expert interviews, and your data can help you make wise decisions. This can be designed to support a variety of processes, including prioritizing areas of work or geographies, assessing your competitive landscapes, or evaluating funding gaps and opportunities.
Example projects include research, surveys, and expert convenings to create strategies, pathways and regional approaches to dramatically decarbonize transportation; assessing the greenhouse gas mitigation potential for the electricity sector globally; cross referencing 100+ policy options to create recommendations for city strategies based on their characteristics and political environment; and estimating the climate impact of hospital cooling (for over 190+countries, click for paper).
Clear maps through GIS analysis, compelling charts, clear presentations, and video documentaries help you tell your story.
For an example of a video documentary (covering the transformation of the Klamath River basin in northern California and southern Oregon), please see here: https://vimeo.com/275709413.
Other example projects include prioritizing metropolitan areas in the US for environmental education, determining fundraising potential for parks based on nearby demographics, climate change modeling and conservation planning, assessing geographic threats to national parks in Chile, using over 50 factors in a geographic assessment of urban areas for uptake of electric vehicles, and summarizing work in presentations for funders and boards.
Monitoring and evaluation to assess progress against goals (outcome-oriented or financial) on an annual or regular basis to help you track and improve performance, inform strategies along the way, and set interim priorities.
Example projects include a five-year retrospective (evaluation) of land and water conservation in the North American West; coordinating and tracking financial flows and related metrics across many funders for climate and water; and annual tracking covering on-the-ground and policy progress, GIS mapping and analysis, and helping programs be adaptive.
Concise recommendations for strategies and business plans that incorporate stakeholder input, the latest research, and tailored analyses to help you invest wisely to achieve your goals.
Example projects include a philanthropic global freight strategy; a business plan to promote electric and alternative vehicles; strategies to advance shared, electric, autonomous vehicles; overview of development aid going toward efficient cooling; and strategy refreshes for environmental conservation.
Create better outcomes, processes, and workplaces by being more equitable, inclusive, and diverse in how you approach problems, who you engage, and how you go about the work.
Example projects include surveying grantees for a foundation; developing frameworks for approaching and improving internal and external equity, inclusion, and diversity; and creating tools for foundation-wide and program results to guide introspection and learning.
Knowledge management, board facilitation, process support, convenings, communications recommendations, and synthesis of lessons across topical themes can inform best practices, training materials, and outreach to help you grow.
Example projects include funder interviews and surveys relevant to vehicle electrification exploring the potential for new strategies, convening experts from around the world on electric vehicles to share ideas and lessons, synthesizing key themes and lessons across a variety of topics to inform training, and convening land and water experts to learn best practices for enduring conservation.