The founders of Social Change Partners bring more than three decades of experience in policy and program development, advocacy, and government relations. Our expertise is particularly concentrated in several related areas:

  • Child Welfare

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • K-12 Eduction

  • Higher Education

  • Federal, State, and Local Budget and Policy Processes

We partner with clients to advance concrete goals through a diverse range of strategies:

  • Government Relations: Establishing, strengthening and maintaining county, state, and federal legislative and administrative relationships.

  • Legislation & Regulation: Identifying and advancing legislative, budgetary, and regulatory solutions to address client-identified needs. 

  • Lobbying: Working with county, state, and federal policymakers and staff to garner support for legislation, funding requests, and other initiatives. 

  • Advocacy: Cultivating grassroots support, building and managing coalitions, and enhancing the impact of community, stakeholder, and youth voice in policy processes.  

  • Research & Analysis: Conducting deep-dive research on policy needs, assessing the implications of specific proposals and actions, and articulating and recommending appropriate responses.  

  • Strategic Positioning: Anticipating changes to the political and policy landscape and operating environment and developing adaptive strategies and practices.

  • Communications: Developing strategic messaging and campaigns and optimizing message deployment across platforms.

  • Media Relations: Cultivating productive relationships with traditional and new media outlets and developing media visibility and presence. 

  • Nonprofit Planning and Development: Business planning, fund development, and sustainability strategies for nonprofit advocacy organizations.