What We Do

We specialize in disaster risk reduction and resiliency programming, strategic and communications planning and execution, and political strategy.

Working within the conservation, social justice, humanitarian, development, and education sectors, our areas of expertise include:

Resiliency Building and Risk Reduction

Community resilience has extraordinary value as a disaster readiness strategy.

We specialize in helping agencies and organizations develop disaster management programs and practices that reduce risk, improve response, and build community, organizational, and environmental resilience.

In particular, our work focuses on risk communications, capacity strengthening, sustainable disaster response and recovery, and the intersection of disaster philanthropy and community building.

Strategy Services

To create positive change in the world you must first know what you what to do, how you’re going to do it, and how to measure your impact.

We create clear, measurable, and scalable strategic, campaign, engagement, and program plans for any sized organization that guide them towards their goals.

And, to ensure your success, we’ll go beyond planning to guide your team as they execute the strategy by providing ongoing-facilitation and mid-course and post-project evaluation.

Communications and Engagement

Your constituent base is your key asset to affecting change. To engage them effectively you need to make your story compelling and to deliver it with impact.

Highwatermark can help develop effective, impact-based communications strategies and materials that use all the communications tools at your disposal to shape your message and train your messengers so that they deliver – with impact.

Political Strategy

If you are an organization that interacts with decision makers, we can help you navigate the complex relationships that are needed to achieve success.

If you are a candidate for office, or are thinking about running, we can help you analyze your options and determine your best path to victory.

We have expertise in the development and execution of government relations strategies, political organizing, and campaign management.

Stephen is an excellent facilitator, an effective listener, and a joy to work with.

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