Build community.

Share ideas.

Inspire progress.

Collaborative specializes in communications and consulting that advance education and learning. Our clients, from startup organizations to foundations to state and federal agencies, partner with us to do more. Our partners want deeper engagement with their communities, expanded brand awareness, and increased influence. Collaborative accelerates our partners’ progress toward their goals.

Provide a comprehensive suite of services, including event planning, design, technical direction, and serve as point person for internal and external communications.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Provides strategic consulting, events and engagement support, campaign implementation, and design services to help Smarter Balanced tell its story in new ways to broader audiences.

Smarter Balanced

Serve as a convenor of the statewide afterschool networks, providing a platform for the networks to build collective knowledge, engage new partners, and highlight their broad expertise.

50 State Afterschool Network

Increase media presence and awareness among key partners and supporters.

Parents as Teachers

Provide strategic guidance and implementation support to communicate MSI's programs and offerings to a wide range of audiences.

Museum of Science + Industry Chicago

Assists foundation with overall communications efforts, including determining team structure, advising on social media, supporting development, and release of policy briefs.

Helios Education Foundation

Provide a comprehensive suite of services, including event planning, design, technical direction, and serve as point person for internal and external communications.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Provides strategic consulting, events and engagement support, campaign implementation, and design services to help Smarter Balanced tell its story in new ways to broader audiences.

Smarter Balanced

Serve as a convenor of the statewide afterschool networks, providing a platform for the networks to build collective knowledge, engage new partners, and highlight their broad expertise.

50 State After School Network

Increase media presence and awareness among key partners and supporters.

Parents as Teachers

Provide strategic guidance and implementation support to communicate MSI's programs and offerings to a wide range of audiences.

Museum of Science + Industry Chicago

Assists foundation with overall communications efforts, including determining team structure, advising on social media, supporting development, and release of policy briefs.

Helios Education Foundation

Explore Our Services

We provide a comprehensive set of integrated communications and consulting services. No challenge is too big; no task is too small. See what we can do for you.

Design = Communication

Our award-winning creative team specializes in creating imaginative designs that express the ideas and perspectives that animate your organization’s work and brand. We approach every design challenge, be it a complex data visualization tool or a simple fact sheet, with the same ingenuity and desire to communicate clearly and move audiences to action.

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Extend your reach.

Digital platforms have made reaching your audiences more complex, which demands more sophisticated strategies and content. We help you position the right messages on the right platforms at the right time.

With deep knowledge of the fields of education, learning, and youth development, we know and understand your stakeholders. So we can tailor strategies, content, and messaging that will resonate with those you seek to engage and position you to build relationships.

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Join the conversation. Then influence it.

Our comprehensive approach to media strategy and audience engagement is rooted in our commitment to helping our clients achieve transformative changes and expand opportunities. We can help you tell your stories and share important ideas in ways that lead to progress on the issues that matter most to you.

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Shape understanding of issues that matter.

Data, research, and analytical insights not only provide the knowledge base on which your strategies are based, they also animate the public dialogue about your core issues. Our research and editorial team excels at taking complex information and distilling it into actionable insights. We can help you create the knowledge products that not only inform efforts to build public understanding of your priority issues and your work, but which also contribute to your own organizational decision-making processes.

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Improve and sustain your impact.

Bold strategic planning and strong operational models are essential for organizations that seek to make a difference and sustain their efforts over time. Our team of experienced business leaders will help you assess where your organization is, where it is going, and where it might go next–and help you develop a roadmap to get there.

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We design the room where it happens.

Our events move new ideas forward and forge connections among the individuals and organizations who shape the learning and education landscape. Whether your event is a small gathering for a leadership strategy session or a convention with thousands of participants, our events team has the know-how, skills and dedication to help you design and implement every stage of it.

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