AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 10, 2018 – Vianovo, a strategic advisory firm that specializes in high-stakes brand, policy and crisis issues, today announced the formation of a Philanthropy & Causes consulting practice. The new practice formalizes and builds upon the firm’s pioneering work with some the world’s most well known philanthropies, foundations, charities, and causes.
“For more than a decade, Vianovo has been a trailblazer in counseling mission-driven leaders on building public will, securing funding, and winning policy changes,” said Vianovo Managing Partner Blaine Bull. “This new practice embodies the forward thinking and innovative approaches Vianovo clients have come to expect from us.”
Vianovo’s Philanthropy & Causes practice offers a full suite of custom management tools and services, including:
· Research: Marketplace assessment; polling and stakeholder research; and policy issues analysis.
· Identity Strategy: Mission and goal definition; positioning, brand and message strategy; and policy agenda development.
· Communications Content: Media planning and press management; policy studies, speechwriting and op-eds; executive communications and profile building; and digital and social media.
· Advocacy and Outreach: Influencer outreach (political and business); public campaign management; partnership building (funders, allies and grantees).
“The world’s leading philanthropies and causes increasingly recognize mission success requires changes in public policy, co-investment by governments and corporations, and the transformation of business and cultural practices,” said Vianovo partner Tucker Eskew. “The team at Vianovo is uniquely qualified to help causes traverse that landscape.”
Vianovo draws upon high-profile work and relationships from presidential elections, the White House, Capitol Hill, C-suites, and boardrooms to help clients better understand and define their issues, goals, and stakeholders, build and manage their profile and communications, and develop and drive partnerships, campaigns, and outreach.
Vianovo has performed strategic work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ClearPath, Walton Family Foundation, Malaria No More, The One Campaign (Bono), Raise Your Hand (Charles Butt), PBS, The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation, Angelica Fuentes Foundation, Soccer for a Cause, NYU Center on Administration of Criminal Law, With Honor, and SafePlace.
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Vianovo is a boutique strategy consultancy that specializes in high-stakes brand, policy and crisis issues. Vianovo helps companies and causes position their brands, move public opinion, win advocacy battles and access new markets. The firm has offices in Austin, Dallas, Washington DC and Mexico City. For more information, visit vianovo.com.