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OUR APPROACH

 We create high-impact community and economic development strategies and interventions for banks, CDFIs, community development organizations, financial institutions, government, and philanthropy that place the individual and community at the core of the solution and optimizes capital and resource investments to achieve sustainable change.


Using our proprietary values-based, human-centered framework, Positive Program Design©, the strategic, policy, intervention and impact elements are built to support the solution objectives and transformation outcomes.


Our framework incorporates issue identification and root cause considerations, ideation, prototyping, impact measurements and evaluation considerations, and storytelling. 

We evaluate and meet changing market needs for capital products, small business and neighborhood commercial development services, and investments that best appeal to, serve, and create equitable communities and ecosystems in historically underserved and disinvested communities.

Services

Community Development Strategies

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We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We develop transformational strategies that include capacity building, intentional equitable and inclusive planning, partners sharing a common vision, investment of resources, and an action plan for change and impact.  

Program & Implementation Design

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Our clients want their capital and resource investments to achieve triple-bottom-line results. We design and implement value-based, high impact solutions to achieve that goal.

Small Business Ecosystem Building

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We understand the importance of strong and vibrant small business ecosystems. We have the tools to create, strengthen, and support entrepreneurship, business development, commercial corridor revitalization, and access to capital programs.

Training & Facilitation

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Our team of small business experts offers training ranging from human-centered design using our proprietary framework, business model generation, access to capital, small business advisory program development, scaling, marketing techniques, resource development to industry-specific support.