We offer core services that apply across a number of industry sectors

Strategic and Business Planning

We're often asked to help our clients answer seemingly simple questions such as “What’s next?” or “How will we reach our goal?” Cross Sector excels in the area of planning support by facilitating dialogue, distilling meaningful information from diverse sources, and defining a clear direction with practical results. Our planning, market research and feasibility studies help clients change their local or national growth trajectories. In addition, we facilitate multi-partner efforts that require a shared purpose, blended funding streams, and policy/program alignment.

Grant Writing and Fund Development

We understand how to leverage resources inside and outside of organizations. Cross Sector holds a long history of successfully securing funding for our clients from public, private and foundation sources. Our fund development work includes helping Boards establish multi-year fund development plans and training leaders and volunteers to support their implementation.  We excel in building and communicating compelling cases to raise funds, preparing complex grant applications that require facilitating multi-partner planning processes, and producing documents with exacting attention to detail.

Evaluation and Research Studies

Our clients rely on us to deliver honest, clear analyses that can help them make timely and sound decisions. These decisions range from adjusting newly developed programs, scaling pilot projects, to revamping products and services. We document our clients' progress or assess their opportunities using qualitative and quantitative methods. We're equally adept at guiding public input sessions and delivering publication quality research studies that involve experimental and comparison groups.

Organizational Development and Project Management

The groups we work with recognize that every interaction is beneficial in terms of organizational development. In some instances, the project focuses specifically on improving leadership, policies, and operating protocols as well as training staff to perform additional tasks. In other instances, our clients ask us to manage a complex project that immediately requires a deep well of talent for a limited time. 

Technical Writing and Communications

We quickly distill core messages and create concise cause statements along with aligning larger goals and values. We often support clients with assignments such as op-eds, annual reports, legislative briefings, testimony, public speeches and presentations, and other forms of correspondence. We're accustomed to working with both our clients' graphic design teams and design experts from our own professional network.