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

Title Address Description
VukaNow
Zimbabwe

After helping USAID/Southern Africa develop and deploy a co-creation process for selecting different consortia to run innovative approaches to community engagement to combat wildlife crime, CollaborateUp (as part of a team headed by Chemonics) was engaged to provide “backbone” support across five different transboundary areas covering multiple countries in  Southern Africa.
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VukaNow
Livingstone, Zambia

After helping USAID/Southern Africa develop and deploy a co-creation process for selecting different consortia to run innovative approaches to community engagement to combat wildlife crime, CollaborateUp (as part of a team headed by Chemonics) was engaged to provide “backbone” support across five different transboundary areas covering multiple countries in  Southern Africa.
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VukaNow
Johannesburg, South Africa

After helping USAID/Southern Africa develop and deploy a co-creation process for selecting different consortia to run innovative approaches to community engagement to combat wildlife crime, CollaborateUp (as part of a team headed by Chemonics) was engaged to provide “backbone” support across five different transboundary areas covering multiple countries in  Southern Africa.
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VukaNow
Mozambique

After helping USAID/Southern Africa develop and deploy a co-creation process for selecting different consortia to run innovative approaches to community engagement to combat wildlife crime, CollaborateUp (as part of a team headed by Chemonics) was engaged to provide “backbone” support across five different transboundary areas covering multiple countries in  Southern Africa.
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VukaNow
Namibia

After helping USAID/Southern Africa develop and deploy a co-creation process for selecting different consortia to run innovative approaches to community engagement to combat wildlife crime, CollaborateUp (as part of a team headed by Chemonics) was engaged to provide “backbone” support across five different transboundary areas covering multiple countries in  Southern Africa.
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VukaNow
Lilongwe, Malawi

After helping USAID/Southern Africa develop and deploy a co-creation process for selecting different consortia to run innovative approaches to community engagement to combat wildlife crime, CollaborateUp (as part of a team headed by Chemonics) was engaged to provide “backbone” support across five different transboundary areas covering multiple countries in  Southern Africa.
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Paycor
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Paycor, a human resources software and online payroll services firm based in Ohio, had outgrown its standard way of problem solving, especially when multiple teams were involved. With more teams and more leaders, leadership was searching for an innovative, engaging training course to support a cadre of key staff to learn and apply a repeatable, rigorous process to tackle cross-functional problems.
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Co-Creating Solutions to Improve Cyber Security
Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000

Cyber-security is a large-scale problem in the Ukraine, and it doesn’t stop at their borders. It spills over to the United States and eventually becomes a global problem. Cyber threats are sufficient to stall development progress, so USAID/Ukraine brought eight subject matter experts together through a BAA co-creation process to develop a powerful concept to address this national security issue of critical infrastructure.
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Inclusive Workforce Development in Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

CollaborateUp worked with the USAID mission and the Government of Indonesia to design and facilitate a co-creation/co-design process on workforce development where more than 100 executives participated, representing academia, civil society, the national and provincial governments, large and small employers, the American Chamber of Commerce, industry associations, and other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies.
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Organization of American States (Washington, DC)
200 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
PMI (New York, NY)
New York, NY, USA
PYXERA Global
99 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

We helped our partners PYXERA Global bring together almost 300 participants from across the world to Washington, DC to tackle some of the solvable problems in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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US Air Force PEO BES (San Antonio, TX)
San Antonio, TX, USA
World Bank CAO Training (Washington, DC)
1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Atlanta, GA, USA
Corporate Responsibility Event
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT)
Bangkok, Thailand

USAID, the Walton Family Foundation, the Moore Foundation, and the Packard Foundation recognized that changing laws and regulations in global fisheries management and seafood traceability posed a challenge for fishers, fishing companies, and importing and exporting nations.
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Corporate Responsibility Event
Barcelona, Spain
Nourishing 9 Billion Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Berkeley, CA, USA
Nourishing 9 Billion Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Boston, MA, USA
Corporate Responsibility Event
Brussels, Belgium
Corporate Responsibility Event
Chicago, IL, USA
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Cleveland, OH, USA
Corporate Responsibility Event
Cologne, Germany
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Columbus, GA, USA
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Denver, CO, USA
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Corporate Responsibility Event
Hong Kong
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Indianapolis, IN, USA
World Bank Mediators Training
Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT)
London, UK

USAID, the Walton Family Foundation, the Moore Foundation, and the Packard Foundation recognized that changing laws and regulations in global fisheries management and seafood traceability posed a challenge for fishers, fishing companies, and importing and exporting nations.
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Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Macon, GA, USA
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Memphis, TN, USA
Nourishing 9 Billion Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Twin Cities, MN, USA
World Bank Mediators Training
Nairobi, Kenya
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Health Means Business Campaign
Orlando, FL, USA
Re-Architecting Business Enterprise Systems for the USAF
San Antonio, TX 78236, USA
Corporate Responsibility Event
Paris, France
Health Means Business Campaign Co-Creation Workshop
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Corporate Responsibility Event
Singapore
Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT)
Palo Alto, CA, USA

USAID, the Walton Family Foundation, the Moore Foundation, and the Packard Foundation recognized that changing laws and regulations in global fisheries management and seafood traceability posed a challenge for fishers, fishing companies, and importing and exporting nations.
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Democracy Rights and Governance (DRG): Advancing Integrity in the Media (AIM)
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

USAID’s DRG Office wanted to address the threat of disinformation in local contexts, consider best practices to inform programming strategies and priorities, and develop a set of fundable concepts for adaptive and measurable solutions.
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Ebola Tech Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) Inter-Operability Co-Design
Liberia

CollaborateUp supported USAID to convene a cross-sector group of highly technical information systems developers, on-the-ground implementers, end users, and donors to fundamentally reconceive how all these parties manage the interoperability of systems and data across healthcare and healthcare information systems.
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CollaborateUp’s Menu of Virtual Services
1001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

The basic unit of human collaboration is the meeting. In this new reality of virtual meetings, it’s important to get our arms around what it means to meet and collaborate with colleagues and peers outside of the office.
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Featured Projects

Honey Bee Health Coalition (HBHC)

One in three bites of food require pollination. Over $85 billion in North American agriculture relies on honey bees. Commercial beekeepers face a multitude of problems in maintaining their hives so they can provide this invaluable service to the food chain. At the...

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