Collaborative's Government Team delivers state-of-art strategic consulting and communications services.

We achieve our clients’ goals through superior consulting, communications, and program management strategies.

Our Capabilities

Public Relations and Media Engagement

Our messaging is informed by research, and our engagement strategies are driven by customer need. Our clients achieve strategic results through compelling stories, op-ed placement, media impressions, social media reach, and influencer and partner engagement.

Virtual and In-Person Meetings and Events

We bring people together to learn from and with each other. Whether convening five or 5,000 people in strategy sessions, conferences, policy briefings or press events, expert panels, or webinars, we design events for participant experience and deliberate action.

Creative and Digital Services

Because good design can increase understanding and utilization, we see it as an essential partner to strong content—whether in print or online. Our designers work seamlessly with content and digital strategists to create award-winning brands, publications, and digital products.

Data Reporting and Visualization

If designed for understanding and use, data can be a transformative lever to drive action. Collaborative's Government Team collects, analyzes, reports, and visualizes data in ways that ensure credibility, make meaningful comparisons, prioritize findings, and empower stakeholder decisions.

Program Consultation Development & Management

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Our Approach Sets Us Apart

Collaborative’s Government Team forms and nurtures meaningful partnerships with our clients. We specialize in agile strategies that make meaning of research findings and make it easy to respond to opportunities and challenges in the landscape. We are a one-stop shop for your communications and engagement needs.

Our Experience

Collaborative’s Government Team partners with policymakers and decision makers at all levels of government—as well as in sectors that often collaborate with and inform government.

Collaborative’s Government Team provides comprehensive communications counsel across a range of Federal agencies, including:

  • US Department of Defense Education Activity
  • US Department of Education
  • US Department of Labor

Collaborative assists these agencies in developing and implementing communications and messaging plans, developing communications campaigns, increasing awareness of programmatic efforts through media and social media, and responding to inquiries and questions. 

In addition to our work with federal agencies, we also work with state and local governments, municipalities, counties, commissions, school districts, and tribes.

Collaborative’s Government Team provides comprehensive communications counsel for a number of state governments as well as partnerships between state governments and universities and other public entities.

Governmental entities rely on us to provide many of the communications goods and services necessary to support their daily operations, and to demonstrate public value for the expense of those goods and services.

We currently work with state government entities in:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Collaborative’s Government Team provides comprehensive communications strategy and support to a number of local and county governments, including:

  • District of Columbia
  • Howard County, Maryland
  • Montgomery County, Maryland

Many local and municipal governments are struggling with how to finance much needed improvements and how to communicate the necessity of those improvements to taxpayers. That has led us to several opportunities to work in various public-private partnerships between local community governments, philanthropy, school districts, and nonprofit agencies.

Enlightened, democratic leaders often embrace, encourage, and learn from the independent actions of donors and volunteers.

Collaborative understands the contexts of both government and philanthropy. We work to advance both sectors independently, and we have experience in forming collaborations that help bridge these sectors to advance societal improvements. 

Our work with philanthropy and public-private partnerships includes:

  • George W. Bush Institute
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • C.S. Mott Foundation
  • Wallace Foundation

Collaborative works in a cycle of research to action to strategy. Most communications firms work to get research into the right hands at the right time. We are also deeply interested in what people do with the information they are given and how that information becomes meaningful knowledge that can improve their actions. We work with policymakers, practitioners, community and business leaders, philanthropic leaders, and citizens, parents and students, to build understanding of stories of change, exemplary practices, and the study of what works across a range of social issues. 

We have supported research work with a number of agencies, and have worked with several research organizations who support government efforts, including:

  • American Institutes of Research
  • WestEd
  • Westat
  • World Bank

Our Certifications

Our Certified GSA-Awarded Contract Number is 47QRAA20D0040.


We qualify as a small business under the following NAICS Codes:
541430 Graphic Design Services
541511 Custom Computer Programming Services
541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541613 Marketing Consulting Services
541810 Advertising Agencies
541820 Public Relations Agencies
541910 Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling
561920 Convention and Trade Show Organizers
611430 Professional and Management Development
611710 Educational Support Services

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