Communities, Economic Development & Government

We Serve.

  • Economic and community development agencies

  • Local municipalities and government agencies

  • Boards, commissions, and authorities

  • Nonprofit agencies

  • Private and public corporations who interface with municipalities, government agencies or regulators

Economic strength is vital for a healthy community. Municipalities, government agencies, and related entities must be fiscally sound, understand their roles, and support community well-being and sustainability.

At Strategy Solutions, healthy communities are at the heart of all community engagement and public policy work. 

We will leverage our government and public engagement expertise to ensure market competitiveness for your company, long-term viability for your nonprofit organization, or favorable policy-making for your civic group. We achieve this in collaboration with your organization’s internal talent through effective community engagement, policy analysis, tactical writing, issue advocacy, and cross-sector consensus building.

 

Whether you need assistance on one project or long-term monitoring and strategy implementation, we will help you make the most of your resources and capabilities.

Public and Stakeholder Engagement


We can provide you with comprehensive research, engagement, measurement, and change management you need to envision and achieve your goals. Our public and stakeholder engagement services help support strategic initiatives or planning efforts. We are ECMS certified in Pennsylvania and WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) in Pennsylvania and several other states. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Key person interviews
  • Focus groups/stakeholder forums including OptionFinder® audience response technology
  • Virtual focus groups
  • Online surveys
  • Telephone interviews and surveys
  • Site development market and economic impact studies
  • Strategic and business planning including early intervention plans for municipalities




Public Affairs Planning and Support


Influence and advocacy often require creative measures to communicate your core values in a way that shapes opinion and builds support. We can help you make the most of your resources through multiprong communication strategies and tactics. WE OFFER:

  • Public relations
  • Marketing support
  • Corporate philanthropy and social responsibility
  • Political intelligence and analysis
  • Message development




Policy Research, Development and Advocacy


Whether you are facing an immediate concern or want to develop your ability to effect long-term change, we can help you design and manage a policy plan and implementation strategy that gets results. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Long-term policy planning
  • Regulatory research and planning support
  • Coalition management
  • Legal review in collaboration with our attorney partner(s)




Product Development, Product/Market Positioning and Sales Strategy Support


“If we build it, they will come” no longer works in today’s environment. Understanding target market needs and determining how you communicate your offerings to your target markets directly impacts revenue growth. WE OFFER:

  • “Get Sales” product/market positioning interviews help you position and market your product(s) in key markets
  • “Get Sales” product/market positioning surveys help you position and market your product in key markets and generate prospects for new business
  • Consumer and image assessment studies to determine market and image share
  • Market and feasibility studies
  • Demand and revenue forecasting based on target market and market share analysis
  • New products and/or features concept testing through focus groups and interviews
  • Training and coaching support to “fast track” new product/program development




Board Governance and Restructuring Support


When an organization practices good governance with full disclosure, the public will feel that the company can be trusted, ultimately helping the reputation to grow. For-profits, nonprofit corporations, and boards supported by another organization or entity should all take steps to increase the quality of their governance systems to improve outcomes. WE OFFER:

  • Board retreat facilitation
  • Board and staff training
  • Learning and applying best practices
  • Board effectiveness assessment/restructuring support
  • Annual legal and operational “check-up” in collaboration with our attorney partner(s)




Fundraising and Resource Development


To build your organization’s resource development capacity, our expert fundraising team couples customized training with consulting and coaching to achieve your fundraising goals. WE OFFER:

  • Development department performance audits
  • Training and coaching for staff, leaders, board members, and volunteers
  • Annual and long-term fund development planning
  • Annual appeals and major gifts campaigns
  • Grant research and grant writing
  • Outsourced development and fundraising services




Enterprise Transformation


Enterprise Transformation examines all aspects of your business and redesigns the organization to improve efficiency and effectiveness. There are three aspects to Enterprise Transformation:

  • People: Enterprise Transformation starts with a thorough assessment your people, their roles and teamwork. Leadership buy-in and coaching drive improvement. Functional analysis looks at the overall structure, clarifies roles and empowers employees to ensure all organization functions are in place and work well. Talent management systems support employee retention and growth.
  • Process: While we’re assessing your people resources, we’re also taking a hard look at your current processes. We’ll challenge all assumptions. We’ll make recommendations for process improvements and establish new strategic functions where gaps exist. Once the right people are in the right place, doing the right work, we need to make sure it all stays in place when we’re done.
  • Practices: Enterprise Transformation challenges you to move outside your comfort zone. There will be a natural inclination to go back to the old way of doing things. That’s why during this phase, we’ll work with your team to master and maintain practices that are consistent with your new focus and culture. This step helps ensure that you have the tools to continue to improve and grow after our engagement is over.
Enterprise Transformation Sales Sheet





Our Services.

For more information, call us at (814) 480-8000 or send us an email.

“Strategy Solutions is the go-to firm for board governance. Penn-Northwest Development Corporation hired Strategy Solutions to help the board of directors fully understand their role as a governing body and to create a highly functioning board and committee structure to move our mission forward. The Board was pleased with the results and I would highly recommend Strategy Solutions to any organization looking to govern at the highest level.”

 

Randy Seitz, CEO

Penn-Northwest Development Corporation

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