We understand the pressures you face and have a genuine desire to see you succeed. When it comes to social impact, we’ve sat in all the seats at the table. Because of our experience, we know what works and how to get things done. Our services are targeted for impact and tailored for your organization’s success.
Devi equips leaders to plan for change rather than react to it through:
- strong strategic planning
- efficient project development
- robust organizational evaluation
- effective communications
- practical research and evaluation
We do this by building on strengths and opportunities to better position your organization and amplify your social impact.
We has decades experience responding to the needs of different types of organizations across sectors and around the world. As a result, we know how to tailor our services to meet the needs of our partners. And we have a track-record of delivering value-driven results.
Devi partners with:
- nonprofits and NGOs
- foundations and universities
- governments and multilateral organizations
- coalitions and associations
See our Experience page for a sampling of different organizations we’ve worked with.
Devi is a full-service consulting firm that works with partners on all aspects of planning, implementation, and evaluation. Our efforts are focused on value-driven results that improve an organization’s ability to further their mission.
Strategy is about making choices. Devi helps you make choices that amplify your social impact.
Our experience: We’re leaders in strategic planning, working on issues from global epidemics to national campaigns and community-based programs. Our experience ranges from ongoing public health issues like immunization campaigns to the dynamic environment of humanitarian emergencies like the West African Ebola outbreak.
Our approach: Interdisciplinary, impact-driven, implementable. We draw from multiple disciplines to develop strategies that address core issues rather than symptoms. Our strategies are practical. We take the time to listen, understand your priorities, and work within your realities. And, we show you how to translate strategy into success.
- Organizational strategy
- Communication strategy
- Partnership strategy
- Increased focus, efficiency and effectiveness
- Improved resource allocation for greater impact
- Clarity of vision and direction
- Enhanced ability to mitigate threats
Devi helps your organization find its voice with the right message to the right audience at the right time.
Our experience: We are award-winning communicators who have addressed challenging social issues from genocide and family violence to vaccine hesitancy and emergency response. Our principals have sat in every communication seat from senior strategist to crisis communicator to spokesperson. And they’ve worked with diverse communities around the world. Devi knows one of the most valuable assets an organization has is its voice – and we know how to cultivate one that consistently leads the conversation.
Our approach: We believe communication is both a science and an art, and we are trained in both. Our expertise is developing clear, consistent, and credible messaging based on a strong understanding of the audience, context, and issues. This approach creates tailored and effective communication that drives positive change. We know how to change your statistics into compelling stories that bring your organization’s impact to life.
- Interpersonal communication
- Behavior change communications
- Campaign development
- Product design
- Crisis communications and preparedness planning
- Social mobilization
- Participatory communication
- Stronger relationships with stakeholders
- Improved skills to avoid communication missteps
- Better position to lead conversations
- Increased credibility and reputation
Devi designs tailored, innovative programs – we deliver success that maximizes resources and impact.
Our experience: We have developed programs that have created positive change at the local, national, and global levels. Our work spans a breadth of issues from women’s empowerment and microenterprise to maternal-child health and education.
Our approach: Success is planned. A good program may appear to run seamlessly, but nothing happens by accident. It requires understanding your goals and how to reach them. We start with what we know and build on that to deliver results. Our planning process positions you to flawlessly implement effective, efficient programs. That’s what success look like.
- Program design
- Framework design
- Implementation modeling
- Implementation planning
- Planning and skills-specific training
- More efficient use of your resources
- Increased effectiveness
- Improved integration within and across programs
Devi designs practical research and evaluation, and translates the findings into real-world recommendations.
Our experience: Devi has experience implementing research and evaluating programs in different settings from resource-poor, rural communities to public health agencies and universities. We’re also skilled in organizational research to help build a more mission-focused, competitive organization. Over the years, we’ve designed research to meet a range of needs, including organizational positioning, program design, policy decisions, and donor reporting.
Our approach: We believe the value of research and evaluation is in making organizations and programs better. We ask the right questions and use innovative methods to get the answers we need to make a difference. We build practical evaluation into programs for ongoing monitoring and course correction. Our organizational evaluation helps identify and articulate best practices and comparative advantages, helping organizations stand out and improve donor relations.
- Participatory and community-based research
- White papers and case studies
- Formative research and needs assessment
- Organization evaluation
- Evaluation planning
- Mid- and end- project evaluation
- Case studies
- Improved outcomes
- Better success stories
- Fewer surprises
To create lasting social change, we have to work together. Devi brings together like-minded organizations to strengthen programs, maximize resources, and enhance impact.
Our experience: Devi has built partnerships across sectors to improve public health and well-being. We have coordinated national stakeholder coalitions on child maltreatment, immunization, and maternal-child health and provided technical assistance to state and local health coalitions. We have led university-community partnerships and developed alliances to address immigrant issues.
Our approach: We understand that cultivating successful partnerships requires a delicate marriage of shared goals, passion, and purpose that bring value to all members. It also takes time and effort. Therefore, we spend the time to identify the right mix of organizations, stakeholders, and influencers to achieve results and facilitate meaningful and productive dialogue to create a shared vision, clear expectations, and commitment for collaboration.
- Partnership strategy development
- Technical assistance for coalition building
- Stakeholder meeting facilitation
- Stronger programs
- Improved efficiency
- Broader impact
Strategy lays out the path, but it’s the team that drives the progress. Devi makes sure your team has the skills they need to implement your vision.
Our experience: Devi has designed and presented a wide variety of trainings, from broad communication training to skills development and technical program implementation. We’ve conducted training across the globe, with community groups, professionals, and executive leadership.
Our approach: We know that training is not classroom learning. Our training is designed for adults and is hands-on and interactive – because the best way to retain knowledge and build skills is to apply them. We tailor our trainings based on what needs to be learned and who needs to learn it.
- Leadership, team building and conflict resolution
- Strategic planning, program management, and evaluation
- Communication, including interpersonal communication, communication planning, crisis communication, and behavior change communication
- Behavior change and decision-making
- Community development, including community organizing, social mobilization
- Participatory research and strengths/needs assessment
- Skills-based training
- Partnership development
- Ethics in communication and program design
- Increased capacity to achieve goals
- Greater consistency in results
- Better retention of staff