Our Work

Co-Creation and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement

The greater the level of change needed, the greater the need to involve more people. Creating solutions together increases the likelihood of adoption and success…

Collective Impact and Partnership Facilitation

For more than 15 years, our team has created, scaled, and managed collective impact programs with Fortune500 companies, community- and faith-based organizations…

Lean Startup for Social Innovation

Lean Startup for Social Innovation

Incrementally testing any proposed change and getting live feedback from the people it’s supposed to benefit dramatically improves the probability of success. Our Lean Startup and Agile Methods use…

Design and Systems Thinking

Involving users in program design dramatically increases the probability of addressing their needs. As practitioners of human centered design (HCD)…

Social Impact Research

The human capacity for large-scale cooperative action sets us apart as a species and has driven most of human progress. But sometimes those very same social structures can undermine progress…

 CollaborateUp Featured Projects

 World-wide projects from CollaborateUp

The Stakeholder Engagement Continuum

Featured Projects

Co-Creation: African Leadership

African Leadership Project Highlight-  CollaborateUp specializes in designing and supporting co-creation workshops that bring together organizations to find solutions to development challenges. These co-creations emphasize shared power and collaborative effort to...

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Conversation Facilitation & Collaboration

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry Do you need a facilitator for your multi-stakeholder collaboration? Collaboration sounds like a “kindergarten lesson”, right? Don’t eat paste, don’t run with scissors, and play nice with others....

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Blended Finance & Co-Funding

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry Why Free Money is Bad: Co-creative blended finance and the future of development In his landmark work The Mystery of Capital, the renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto identified one of the...

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Advancing DEIA: Best Practices & Lessons Learned

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry What have you seen as the biggest challenges thus far for effective DEIA implementation in international development work and what can USAID do to strike a balance with the at-times competing...

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Climate Change, Conservation, and Collective Action

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry Where do the biggest challenges and opportunities lie for collective action to combat climate change and support conservation efforts? How does CollaborateUp's work fit into this agenda, and what...

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Harm Reduction

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry How might someone determine whether or not to take a harm reduction approach? When does it work and when won’t it? We like to say, “Fall in love with the problem before you fall in love with the...

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Localization

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry What role does localization play in CollaborateUp's work? We define “localization” as giving local people and communities authority and agency to set priorities and make decisions regarding the use...

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Practical Not Magical: Harm Reduction and Public Health

Silver bullets. Big bangs. Miracles. In the search for answers to our pressing problems — from climate change to global pandemics — people have hoped for magical solutions that would wish them away with the snap of a finger. In reality, we need practical solutions...

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How to Stop Zoom Zone-Out: Lessons from VukaNow

Written By Belinda Glenn - Chemonics Beth Skorochod- CollaborateUp One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, with the shift to virtual engagements looking more permanent and increasing levels of “Zoom fatigue” being reported, empowering team members with the necessary tips...

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Partners in Localization

Check this out! A summary report of an amazing collaboration we helped design and facilitate that brought more than 300 participants together from around the world to co-create ideas to support USAID’s efforts to advance locally led development. In partnership with...

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Co-Creation: African Leadership

African Leadership Project Highlight-  CollaborateUp specializes in designing and supporting co-creation workshops that bring together organizations to find solutions to development challenges. These co-creations emphasize shared power and collaborative effort to...

read more

Conversation Facilitation & Collaboration

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry Do you need a facilitator for your multi-stakeholder collaboration? Collaboration sounds like a “kindergarten lesson”, right? Don’t eat paste, don’t run with scissors, and play nice with others....

read more

Blended Finance & Co-Funding

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry Why Free Money is Bad: Co-creative blended finance and the future of development In his landmark work The Mystery of Capital, the renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto identified one of the...

read more

Advancing DEIA: Best Practices & Lessons Learned

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry What have you seen as the biggest challenges thus far for effective DEIA implementation in international development work and what can USAID do to strike a balance with the at-times competing...

read more

Climate Change, Conservation, and Collective Action

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry Where do the biggest challenges and opportunities lie for collective action to combat climate change and support conservation efforts? How does CollaborateUp's work fit into this agenda, and what...

read more

Harm Reduction

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry How might someone determine whether or not to take a harm reduction approach? When does it work and when won’t it? We like to say, “Fall in love with the problem before you fall in love with the...

read more

Localization

CollaborateUp CEO's Insights on the Latest Trends Shaping Our Industry What role does localization play in CollaborateUp's work? We define “localization” as giving local people and communities authority and agency to set priorities and make decisions regarding the use...

read more

Practical Not Magical: Harm Reduction and Public Health

Silver bullets. Big bangs. Miracles. In the search for answers to our pressing problems — from climate change to global pandemics — people have hoped for magical solutions that would wish them away with the snap of a finger. In reality, we need practical solutions...

read more

How to Stop Zoom Zone-Out: Lessons from VukaNow

Written By Belinda Glenn - Chemonics Beth Skorochod- CollaborateUp One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, with the shift to virtual engagements looking more permanent and increasing levels of “Zoom fatigue” being reported, empowering team members with the necessary tips...

read more

Saving the Navy

On a crisp autumn morning at the Washington Navy Yard, similar to the ones we’re having now, I pulled on the heavy door of the headquarters of the Military Sealift Command (MSC). Only in my mid-twenties, I had, through an odd series of events, found myself the project...

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