Working with LightBox Collaborative has transformed the way my organization views strategic communications. Alexis and Amanda have a way of simplifying complex concepts in clever, sharp and compelling ways while always keeping larger organizational goals in mind. Their group facilitation generates productive and bonding team work thanks to their warmth and approachability. They have the very rare ability of making daunting tasks feel not just manageable- but enjoyable. I can’t recommend working with them highly enough!— Abby Yim, Executive Director, Integrated Community Services
It’s so important to find a communications firm where you can build a genuine partnership and feeling of mutual respect to help with branding – especially developing the strategy. There are also some things in the nonprofit world that we are conditioned to do the hard way – like it can feel like cheating to have someone help with writing! But it is actually really great to realize you don’t have to be on your own every single time. LightBox Collaborative helped us come out stronger and with more hope on the other side.— Katherine Gin, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Immigrants Rising
When Lund was looking for help with messaging and a communication strategy, we really needed someone who could take us back to the very basics. We were in the mire of ‘saying all things to all people at all times’ and we were lost. Lightbox Collaborative asked the right questions and really listened to our answers. They worked to understand us and in so doing helped us to understand ourselves. They helped us to see our place in our own network and within a national context.
The results have been immediate. We’ve used the content in fundraising, outreach, and in our online and print communications. We’ve been handed a solid set of words to use, and also the tools and skills to adapt the messaging to new audiences or new situations. My work is easier now and our communications are more cohesive and more effective; we are reaching the right people with the right messaging.— Charlotte Blend, Communications & Foundations Coordinator, Lund
When we realized we needed to change our name to reflect the evolution and growth of our organization, the range of strategic issues we faced was daunting. Undeterred, we brought in LightBox Collaborative to help us explore each issue one by one. They asked the right questions, provided helpful insight and produced tools and resources in the process that continue to guide us to this day. Both the process and the results were fantastic— Eveline Shen, Executive Director, Forward Together
Our work with LightBox Collaborative was, quite simply, transformative. We came to them in the middle of a rebrand, seeking guidance on how to effectively bring our various constituents on that journey with us. To say they jumped in with both feet is an understatement. They are thoughtful and strategic partners from the get go; they immediately understood what we were looking for, set out clear deliverables, and provided us with the tools we needed to step out of the shadows as a behind the scenes organization and move into our collective expertise and power. We went from an organization with no communications guidelines or consistent key messaging to one that employs a cohesive communications strategy used by all staff across all aspects of our work. We wholeheartedly recommend them to allied organizations looking for strategic communications knowledge and guidance.— Sabrina Adrus, JD, Former Executive Director, If/When/How
In addition to producing some critically important tools for us, LightBox has been an invaluable thought partner to our organization around our communications and messaging work. They worked with us to craft messaging that we’ve been able to deploy for positive media coverage even in challenging political contexts and tough times for our issues. The team, and Amanda Cooper in particular, bring a thoughtfulness, expertise and joy to each collaboration that have not only made the work products wildly successful, but a pleasure to collaborate around.— Rachel Peric, Executive Director, Welcoming America