Mission Partners guides purpose-driven organizations in realizing their greatest social impact.  We provide strategic planning, visioning, and communications services for purpose driven organizations—often during critical moments of organizational transition—that ensure growth, stability, and differentiation in often crowded markets.

In the past decade, we’ve counseled hundreds of foundations, nonprofit organizations, and social impact organizations as well as the partners who fund and support their work. We’ve helped organizations refine their strategies, increase their impact and amplify their stories.  We track and measure progress every step of the way. And we regularly invest our own dollars and time back into the clients we represent. All because we know that every bit we can do to share and strengthen a powerful idea will leave this place, a better place.

As a Certified B Corporation, we pledge to foster a radically inclusive and richly regenerative economy. Our company voluntarily invests in meeting significantly higher standards of sustainability, governance and giving back to the community in our daily operations. At Mission Partners, we believe business is a force for good and we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for all employees and partners. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Read our latest social impact report here.

Services Include

Strategic Planning + Visioning

Big picture thinking combined with proven plans to equitable advance your organization’s mission.

  • Race Equity Action Plan Development
  • S.M.A.R.T.I.E. Goal Setting
  • Theory of Change
  • Strategic Plan Development
  • Public Facing Plans, Annual Reports, and Visual Road Maps
  • Competitive Research and Design
  • Equity-Lens Policy and Procedures Reviews
  • Executive Coaching

Message + Brand Development

A robust set of offerings to foster inclusivity in your words, work, and actions.

  • Audience, Perception Research
  • Focus Group Facilitation
  • In-Depth Interviews
  • Landscape and Competitive Analysis
  • Communications and Brand Audits
  • Mission, Vision, Values Development
  • Message Audits and Assessments
  • Materials Analysis and Recommendations
  • Message Development and Issue Mapping
  • Brand Development and/or Refresh Projects
  • Website Design and Development

Campaign Development + Activation

Breakthrough creative to take you big idea to the next level.

  • Content and Materials Development
  • Communications Plan Development
  • Coalition Development and Management
  • Executive Writing and Thought Leadership
    • Speeches
    • Commentaries
    • Issue Briefs
    • White Papers

Partnership + Program Development

Developing powerful alliances to scale your impact.

  • Evaluation and Measurement Design
  • Partner/Nonprofit Brand Alignment Studies
  • Landscape Analysis and Partner Research
  • Partnership Pitch Development and Activation

Training + Facilitation

Creating space for vulnerable conversations that can help your team build back better. 

  • Virtual Visioneering Sessions
  • Equity +Design Thinking Days
  • Board Retreat Facilitation
  • Board and Staff Training
  • Message and Presentation Training
  • Race and Communications Course

Community Engagement

Online and on demand learning designs to spur ideas and action.

  • Mission Forward blog
  • Mission Forward podcast
  • Learning Labs
  • Equity Resource Guide
  • Community Conversations

Publishing

Tailored services to share your message with the world.

  • Manuscript reviews and editing
  • Book positioning and promotion services
  • Book layout and production
  • Book illustration
  • Book publishing