& partnership development

VIVA catalyzes social change by blending innovative strategic approaches with experienced facilitation and thoughtful capacity building. 

We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all model for progress. That’s why we deeply listen to understand our clients’ objectives and conduct focused analysis to devise viable, successful solutions.

Strategy & partnership development practice areas

Systems building

We engage partners and communities to build the cross-sector connections that are needed to create strong systems.

Partnership development

Social impact organizations have greater impact when they don’t go it alone. We help clients forge strong partnerships, align resources and goals, develop effective governance structures, and craft common messages.

Strategic consultation

We design processes that engage and inspire, research and analyze to understand the opportunities, and then help our clients make the vision reality.

Research and stakeholder insights

Understanding the people at the center of the work is essential to creating the right impact. We conduct thoughtful, human-centered research to inform our clients’ work.

Systems building

We engage partners and communities to build the cross-sector connections that are needed to create strong systems.

Partnership development

Social impact organizations have greater impact when they don’t go it alone. We help clients forge strong partnerships, align resources and goals, develop effective governance structures, and craft common messages.

Strategic consultation

We design processes that engage and inspire, research and analyze to understand the opportunities, and then help our clients make the vision reality.

Research and stakeholder insights

Understanding the people at the center of the work is essential to creating the right impact. We conduct thoughtful, human-centered research to inform our clients’ work.

Strategy & partnership development services

Systems building

  • Program design and implementation support
  • System coordination
  • Policy and advocacy s trategy

Partnership development

  • Facilitation
  • Governance design
  • Community engagement

Strategic consultation

  • Strategic planning
  • Capacity building and leadership development
  • Training
  • Business model development

Research and stakeholder insights

  • Focus groups
  • Experience mapping
  • Landscape analysis
  • Research and reports

Our work in action

“The VIVA team has been essential in helping First 5 San Bernardino connect with multiple partners within our systems work and formalize our vision for a regional Help Me Grow early intervention system. The most vital role they played was to structure our conversations to move the work forward and simply to keep us organized, focused and on-task. Their ability to build capacity amongst our partners to gain a better understanding of collective impact was impressive. Our ability to establish a comprehensive multi-county Help Me Grow system to meet the needs of families in the Inland Empire and their unique challenges was in no small part due to VIVA Social Impact Partners having a seat at the table.”    

Cindy Faulkner
Assistant Director, First 5 San Bernardino

Interested?

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