Diversified communications and marketing services that include: writing and editing, content development, social media, email marketing, web design and management, message development, market research, script development, speechwriting, branded content, and more.
Past clients and partners include the Atlantic Philanthropies, Center for Evaluation Innovation, Colorado Fiscal Institute, Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, The Denver Foundation, Early Milestones, Teal Media, and others.
Select work examples are highlighted below.
No More Half Measures, Scott Downes, Center for Evaluation Innovation, October 2016. This research brief looks at how foundations can better support policy campaigns while also building more lasting capacity. The brief was produced as part of the Atlas Learning Project with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies.
Putting Advocacy Lessons to Use, Scott Downes, From the Field/Medium, January 2016. An overview of the Atlas Learning Project, which was a multiyear effort, coordinated by the Center for Evaluation Innovation, to synthesize and share lessons learned from policy change and advocacy campaigns supported by Atlantic Philanthropies' and other funders.
From Paper to Practice: Key Lessons for Foundations Deploying Complex Strategies, Scott Downes, Jewlya Lynn, Ph.D., and Phil Chung. The Colorado Trust. March 2015. This report highlights key insights about complex grant strategies through the lens of one foundation's experience with a public will building campaign.
If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating the Space and Support for Real-Time Strategic Learning, Jewlya Lynn, Rebecca Kahn, Phil Chung, and Scott Downes. The Foundation Review, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2013. Learning is a key tool for foundations seeking to improve their effectiveness. This article explores how The Colorado Trust integrated the Spark model for strategic learning into a grant strategy, including supporting learning coaches for their grantees. Four cases are explored, including three grantees and the foundation as a case, to identify methods of learning and resulting changes in strategies.
Atlas Learning Project Website. Designed and developed a microsite for the Atlas Learning Project, which was a wide-ranging project coordinated by the Center for Evaluation Innovation to share lessons learned from policy change and advocacy campaigns support by Atlantic Philanthropies and other funders.
Stop Digging Website. Designed and developed a microsite for the Stop Digging campaign, which is part of an collaborative effort to bring attention to fiscal and tax policy challenges in Colorado.
#ProudtoPay Social Media Campaign. Designed and developed content as part of a expansive advocacy effort to highlight the importance of public investments around Tax Day. Content was used by 16 different organizations in Colorado, as well as partnering groups in at least 18 states.