Media and Engagement


We take a holistic look at communications and engagement to ensure your stories and information reach your most important target audiences. We work to get the right information to the right people at the right time.

Our team provides comprehensive and customized communications approaches that are aligned to meet the needs of your organization, and enhanced by the depth and breadth of our content knowledge. We ensure information is heard and understood across traditional and digital media channels.

“The Collaborative team asks the right questions, truly listens, and comes back with action steps to advance the goals of our organization. I know when I speak with them that I am getting their best thinking and an individualized approach.”Rich Nickel, President and CEO, College Success Arizona


Our communications and media strategies are tailored to your specific needs. We will work with you to identify your best stories and frame them in a way that make people want to tell them. We create and implement strategies that get results – selecting the tactics best suited to meet your needs. Through the depth and breadth of our knowledge of the education space, and our relationships with key partners and the media, we can help you be successful.

  • Communications strategy development and implementation
  • Message development
  • Media training
  • Thought leadership and executive positioning
  • Partnership development and stakeholder outreach
  • Traditional media relations
  • New and social media engagement
  • Content creation crisis communications

Previous and Current Media and Engagement Clients

  • American Institutes of Research
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Battelle
  • Capitol Advisors on Technology, LLC
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Citizen Schools and Higher Achievement
  • Common Core
  • DC Public Schools
  • Deans for Impact
  • Family League of Baltimore (MD)
  • Forum for Youth Investment—Ready by 21
  • Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • Global Family Research Project
  • Global Nomads
  • Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services (MD)
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Learning First Alliance
  • Learning Forward
  • Literacy Council of Montgomery County (MD)
  • McREL International
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • National Council on Teacher Quality
  • National Environmental Education Foundation
  • Norwich University Applied Research Institutes
  • NoVo Foundation
  • Noyce Foundation
  • NWEA (formerly Northwest Evaluation Association)
  • Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education—Public Education Finance Reform Commission (DC)
  • Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • Penguin Young Readers Group
  • School-Connect
  • Schott Foundation for Public Education
  • SRI International
  • STEM Next Opportunity Fund
  • The Trust for the Americas
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Urban Teachers
  • WINGS for Kids, Inc. (SC)
  • World Bank Group