The Bold Bison team are no strangers to non-profit communications, marketing, and fundraising, nor to the needs of volunteer-led organizations or the unique challenges of navigating public-private partnerships. It’s that understanding that shapes and informs the heart of services: the most valuable role we can offer is increasing our clients’ confidence by providing tools, training, and strategies to enhance their communications efforts. We bring a pragmatic approach, rooted in critically thinking about audience, message, and medium, to a broad array of strategic planning, facilitation, and creative services.

  • Communications Assessments
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brand Strategy
  • Marketing & Fundraising Plans
  • Organization & Program Strategy
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Thought Partnership
  • Workshops & Trainings
  • Coalition & Network Stewardship
  • Meeting & Retreat Facilitation
  • Campaign Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Collaborative Meeting Design
  • Virtual Event Production
  • Photo, Video & Media Editing
  • Website Development
  • Logo & Brand Identity
  • Media Relations
  • Email & Social Media Marketing
  • Editorial and Speechwriting
  • Creative Direction

All organizations evolve over time, which understandably often requires a fresh perspective to help articulate how all the pieces and programs fit together. This highly-collaborative and facilitated process will help identify where your organization is heading, develop the tools you need to support a repositioning, and allow you express in refreshed terms how your organization is advancing the work of the sector.

Recent clients include Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, and Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves.

Networks, public-private coalitions, and member-based associations require investment in facilitation to unlock their true potential – facilitation is the drive behind the work. Whether you are a new entity or 20 years old, we understand how to help your network mature, develop strong workflows, define its identity, and equip its members to be powerful storytellers and ambassadors for your movement.

Recent clients include the Land Trust Alliance, the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and Chicago Wilderness.

A Communications Assessment and Recommendations Report will help you better understand the reach and impact of your current communications. We’ll offer our honest assessment of what we think is working well and where we see opportunities for growth, and help you make the most of talent within your organization. Our recommendations build on your existing capacity and identify ways to enhance your communications efforts such as digital content strategies, new avenues for audience acquisition, and opportunities for strategic positioning.

Recent clients include the National Forest Foundation, the Conservation Foundation, and the Wild Ramp/Tri-State Local Foods.

Our fully-customizable capacity building workshop series are designed to support coalitions and public-private partnerships with engaging and thought-provoking trainings. These series are iterative and build off each other to help participants apply key learnings across sessions, covering topics such as social media marketing, video production, strategic message development, media training, and campaign planning.

Recent clients include The Land Trust Alliance and River Network.