Collaborative RESEARCH

Drawing upon ethnographic, feminist, and participatory methodologies, our research is rooted in a process of collaborative inquiry and translating vision into informed action.


research offerings

Narrative/Visual storytelling

We use narrative and visual storytelling as a powerful tool to catalyze internal transformation and spark imagination and knowledge within our communities and beyond. 


storytelling offerings

organizing & Movement-building

Our organizing strategies heal and empower local leaders, build a powerful grassroots base, and cultivate long-term visions to build strong movements. 

organizing offerings

We provide support for:

Ethnographic and survey research for organizational evaluation, planning, and culture change
Collaborative needs assessment and participatory research for new programs & projects
Research to inform your strategy: strategic corporate research; mapping of community stakeholders, allies, and resources; and comparative case studies of existing projects and organizations

We provide support for:

Collaboration-oriented production for documentary shorts and feature films
Developing and expressing your organization's public narrative or theory of change
Storytelling campaigns and strategies for digital and offline engagement: video, text, oral history, and photography


We provide support for:

Designing transformational campaign and movement strategies
Resilience-centered leadership development through healing-oriented assessments
Developing power-conscious organizational development practices

We tailor our offerings to the particular needs of the groups we work with. In addition to our core areas, we are always looking to develop cutting-edge trainings, curricula, and programs in collaboration with partner organizations and communities.