Services

Design, planning, and fundraising support for Innovators working to address Climate Change.

Areas of Practice

 

Ecological design

Our team helps communities and companies to clearly define open space projects through the development of Feasibility Studies, Master Plans, and Strategic Frameworks relating to the baseline physical, social and economic contexts of sites and surroundings.


strategic frameworks

Our team helps to define the physical aspects of the regeneration project, create the vision and scope, identify elements and functions that can act as a catalyst for change, produce the business case for development, define strategic delivery issues and options, and develop guidelines about how the strategic framework will inform and impact design.


USDA Grants

Our team researches appropriate federal funding opportunities and provides strategy to organizations new to USDA funding, including how to design innovative programs to address community food needs, start-to-finish consulting support with writing and submitting full applications, and project budgets and matching funding. Our support has included helping organizations that have never applied for a federal grant before complete their SAM and grants.gov registration process and identifying grants for their organizational goals.


Project Performance Management

Our team monitors the project’s progress again the plan, including the project budget, risks, issue and changes on the project, and communicates these with stakeholders.



Feasibility studies

Our team develops objective reviews of options for development, including findings, analysis and conclusions from visioning and scoping exercises to indicate whether the chosen site or project is suitable for the intended function, taking into account the financial, social, and environmental aspects of each proposal.


fundraising

Our team develops comprehensive fundraising plans for environmental, agriculture, and conservation projects for 1, 3, 5 and 10 year timelines, for nonprofits, for profits and municipalities.


BUSINESS STRATEGY

The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires advice from finance and business managers who are deeply entrenched. Our team offers a competitive advantage that can help you save money and make more of it in the long run. We’ve steered startups like Hilltop Urban Farm with a balance of legal, business, operational, and financial strategies that had clear execution and built-in problem-solving contingencies. Our holistic approach is essential to any company looking to grow.


Marketing + Creative Design

Our team develops comprehensive and customized marketing portfolios for your company, nonprofit or municipality that may include a marketing pitch, product and service lists, customer testimonials, brochures, newsletters, letterhead, and business cards. Our team develops organization, program or project collateral that can be used to attract clientele, submit with grant proposals, raise funding with capital campaigns or launch a small business.



master plan development

Our team develops dynamic long-term planning documents and designs for future growth and development of open spaces, cities, agriculture and residential development that can be altered based on changing projects conditions over time, including recommendations for a site’s land use based on public input, integrated community outreach engaging the local community as a builder of consensus, phasing and implementation schedules.


Grant writing

Our team develops customized grants research for 1, 3, 5, and 10 year timelines for nonprofits, for profits, and municipalities focusing on environmental, agriculture and conservation projects, including timelines, checklists, authoring and editing of proposals for foundations, state, and federal grant submission.


Project Management

Our team identifies if the project can be realistically completed, helps to define why the project is necessary, and determines project objectives, including outputs, outcome, benefits and strategic objectives. Our team captures project requirements, specific quality of the deliverables, estimates resources and timescales, develops a project scope, develops and implements a management plan for the project, develops a plan to secure funding, and prepares a business case to justify the investment.


Financial Planning

Our team help you chart your project, program or small business future with comprehensive financial planning that may include cash flow analysis, inventory projections, marketing strategic analysis, customized spreadsheets and accounting templates, multi-year budget projects, and target market analysis.