We work with non-profits, public agencies, and businesses, combining two areas that have traditionally been isolated: strategy and communications.
SDP has seen many organizations invest time and money in creating strategic plans that are not actively implemented or communications plans that neither connect nor convey their overarching vision, core mission, and strategic priorities in a compelling way. The result: organizations often fail to carry their plans into action and do not tell a concise and inspiring story about their ongoing successes.
SDP helps our clients simultaneously design and execute dynamic strategies while communicating real results – blending the best elements of strategic planning (what we call “strategy design”) with powerful messaging and communications.
While our past experiences inform new relationships, we approach new clients with an open mind and work as a team to develop creative solutions that the client will ultimately own and implement, regardless of SDP’s continued involvement.
Whether you’re a non-profit with a strategic plan or a for-profit with a business plan, you must constantly position your organization before key audiences. You must package relatable and relevant content in a concise, compelling, and consistent way to inspire and motivate these key audiences (clients, customers, donors, media, etc.) to act, whether it’s to participate in a program, use a service, award a grant, buy a product, share a story, or more.
David decided to start SDP and brought Michael Graham, an attorney, in as a partner. Michael and David work as a dynamic team with different and complementary personalities, strengths, and styles. Together they have added smart, creative, and dedicated team members in Erika McLaughlin, Virginia Houston, Monique Williams, and Brant Duda.
- Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
- Campus District, Inc.
- The Chubb Group
- Cleveland Metroparks - Case Study
- Cleveland Public Library
- Cleveland Neighborhood Progress - Case Study
- Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
- Cleveland Tenants Organization - Case Study
- Colliers International
- Cudell Improvement, Inc.
- Cuyahoga Arts and Culture
- Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
- Davenport Wealth Management
- Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
- Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
- Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
- Goodwill Industries
- Greater Cleveland Partnership
- Hitchcock Center for Women
- Kamm's Corners Development Corporation
- LAND Studio - Case Study
- Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium
- Ohio City Inc.
- PNC Bank - Case Study
- Port of Cleveland
- The Presidents' Council
- Providence House - Case Study
- Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio
- St. Clair Superior Development Corporation
- Tremont West Development Corporation
- Urban Community School
- University Circle Inc.
- Village of Moreland Hills
- West Side Catholic Center