We offer comprehensive communications consulting at equitable and just rates.
There's no mission too small for storytelling.
We strive to ensure that lack of resources never impedes success for any mission-driven organization.
DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA
CAMPAIGN PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION
Creating mutually beneficial relationships
OUR CONSULTING PROCESS
We don’t have clients at The Narrative Project. We have partners.
Traditional consulting relationships are far too transactional. They don’t require the agency to understand the client’s audiences or stakeholders at a basic level; they don’t necessitate developing a true relationship between the client and consultant, and they lend themselves to the mistreatment of the consultant or a lack of work/life balance resulting in burnout.
We seek to change that.
We call the organizations we serve Partners, not clients because 1) we work exclusively with mission-aligned organizations, 2) we take a collaborative approach to communications management, and 3) we expect our partners to adhere to our core values of community care when working with our team.
When we sign on with a new partner, it’s after careful consideration into whether their goals and missions align with ours. Since we’re committed to forging a just world for every story and experience, we only sign on with organizations whose missions, if realized, will support the creation of that world. We believe that developing messages that resonate with diverse communities requires understanding them at their core. After all, the partnership isn’t about the transaction between the agency and the partner. It’s about furthering our partners’ missions in service of a greater good.
HOW YOU CAN WORK WITH US:
From media pitching and strategy to ongoing releases, securing a retainer with The Narrative Project offers everything you need in one flat rate.
Retainer tasks include communications strategy, goal-planning, message development, press releases, media pitches, media kits, social media management, content production, marketing-communications, donor & internal relations support, email marketing, as well as the constant supervision of your public relations goals and accomplishments, etc.
The Narrative Project will act as your media liaison, ensuring your story is told accurately and creating a mutually beneficial relationship between your organization and the public at large.
hourly & per project
Hourly and per-project options are valuable to organizations seeking occasional support and/or modest pricing options.
Typical projects include:
Mini-Campaigns (6 months or less)
Major Campaigns (6 months or more)
Social Media Page Setup
Media List Creation
Op-ed Production and Submission
General Editing and Proofing
And more. . .
Rooted in our commitment to equity and anti-capitalist practices, The Narrative Project offers flat-rate retainers that do not measure the work based on hours. Under our open retainers, we measure and report on the quality of work and progress made on goals, rather than hours used. We identify measurable objectives and track progress made toward goals.
This model allows us to focus on the work, and not the time. It ensures a healthy work-life balance for team members. Finally, and equally importantly, it ensures that organizations that naturally ebb and flow with communications needs on a month-to-month basis are not negatively impacted by higher-need months. It allows us to ensure that our partners don't reap the sometimes high cost of work that takes an atypical amount of time to complete. This model is based on trust, the quality of our work, and an ongoing commitment to implementing policies that realize our values of equity and justice.
Planning is everything. That’s why retainers are so important. We offer retainers at equitable, affordable, and transparent rates on a sliding scale because no mission is too small to succeed.
A 10% discount is available for organizations with a majority BIPOC leadership.