We specialize in stakeholder and public process, collectively generating solutions to complex social and environmental challenges.

The Civic Consulting Collaborative is a mission-driven firm

grounded in a set of shared values we integrate into every level of our work. Our principal-level consultants offer expertise in a wide array of fields, yet our approach is always inclusive and focused on impact.

Our Values

Our Services

Who We Serve

Our clients include collaboratives and coalitions; local, state and federal governments; nonprofits; foundations; social enterprises; and corporate social responsibility departments.

We work from the beginning design stage through report development and everything in between.


Achieve Inclusive Engagement & Consensus

  • Outcomes
    • Strengthened community and stakeholder relationships
    • Buy-in and will necessary for successful implementation
    • Authentic, diverse, inclusive and high-integrity engagement 
    • Equitable process design that leads to equitable results
  • How we get there
    • Public participation, community involvement, and stakeholder engagement 
      • Targeted and community-wide public engagement techniques, such as human-centered design, meetings in a box, affinity groups, and many others
      • Collaboration design (including collective impact, network design, and other models)
      • Positive youth development & engagement 
      • Asset based community development
    • Strategic Facilitation
      • Large meeting facilitation
      • Process facilitation, such as task forces, collaboratives, and coalition processes
      • Organizational culture assessment, team building, play-based learning
      • Bridge building, conflict resolution, and mediation
    • Strategic communications
      • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis and opinion research
      • Communications auditing
      • Communications plan development (objectives, audiences, strategies, tactics)
      • Implementation, evaluation and continuous process improvement
      • Social media planning and evaluation
      • Paid and earned media planning, outreach and response
      • Resource and materials development
      • Facilitation and outreach support

Enhance Your Sustainability, Expansion, and Capacity

  • Outcomes
    • Impactful, scalable, and sustainable initiatives
    • Capacity to carry the strategy forward 
    • Aligned path forward that will drive equitable and structural impact and results 
    • Ability to measure implementation success and grow impactful changes along the way
  • How we get there
    • Outcomes-Based Planning
      • Strategic, scenario, and sustainability planning
      • Roadmap and program development
      • Systems Change for Increased Impact – Complex systems change and leverage point analysis
      • Foundation strategic planning and investment 
    • Operationalizing Implementation
      • Adaptive implementation planning
      • Change management 
      • Decision making processes

Utilize Multiple Forms of Evidence to Continuously Improve Your Efforts

  • Outcomes: 

    • Inclusive planning to identify shared goals
    • Operationalize shared goals for meaningful measures 
    • Learning processes and tools to facilitate real-time change and action
    • Data and reports that include multiple perspectives and cultural relevance
  • How we get there:
    • Collaboration to optimize evaluation questions and design for learning and application
      • Culturally responsive equitable evaluation design and community assessments
      • Actionable, utilization-focused evaluation questions 
      • Participatory approaches to engage a variety of stakeholders in the process for meaningful results and learning
    • Participatory planning
      • Identification and engagement of key stakeholders in the design process to ensure relevance and engagement in data collection and data use 
      • Participatory logic model and theory of change processes for formative and summative assessment
      • Identifying appropriate and culturally valid metrics and data sources – quantitative and qualitative, primary or secondary
    • Culturally relevant learning
      • Data analysis with stakeholder input and/or feedback into meaning making
      • Present learnings and recommendations for improvement in a variety of mediums for a variety of audiences
      • Utilize Emergent Learning tools to foster stakeholder engagement in application of findings and recommendations, including regular iteration to logic models, theories of change, and strategy documents