Civic responsibility and our client partners

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There’s no question that our civic fabric is in need of major repair. Survey after survey finds that Americans have little trust in public institutions—or in one another. That’s why we’re especially proud to be partnering with several clients who are striving to restore trust and cultivate a new generation of leaders capable of helping communities and organizations around the world find common ground and fuel truly collective progress.

Our longstanding partner Rotary International asked us to create content for newsletters at the organizational, district, and club levels. The stories highlight how Rotary is amplifying its extraordinary network of grassroots activists through strategic partnerships and evidence-driven solutions. We were honored to talk with Rotarians across many time zones, as well as leaders in premier humanitarian and community development organizations that included USAID, the MacArthur Foundation, the Peace Corps, Ashoka, Habitat for Humanity, and ShelterBox.

With a new dean on board and a focus on expanding its graduate program enrollment and raising its profile, The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas asked us to help articulate its distinctive offer. The success of this work quickly led to another assignment: creating a case statement and donor collateral for the School’s major fundraising campaign.

Our messaging work is helping the University of Tennessee raise awareness for two major, related initiatives: The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is becoming a full-fledged degree-granting school of public policy and public affairs, and will also be home to the new Institute of American Civics. The School’s vision is very much in keeping with the university-wide brand we helped create, “It Takes A Volunteer.” Howard Baker, renowned as “The Great Conciliator,” was an exemplary leader known for his bipartisanship and ability to pass landmark legislation even in divisive times.

For the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Engagement and Community Affairs, we created a set of messages based on extensive interviews with city leaders as well as faculty and staff engaged in community-facing projects. Our work helped clarify the role of the Office and position the University as a responsive, respectful collaborator in equitable progress.

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