(207)370-2097                                  Mount Desert Island, ME

COMMUNITY 

PROJECTS

Integrative Inquiry partners with local small businesses, non-profits, and community organizations.

IN THE COMMUNITY

To uphold our commitment to strengthening our community, we allocate a portion of our business to support local small businesses, non-profits, and community organizations.  We partner with community leaders in order to help individuals take on issues in their communities.  

In addition to the standard services we offer, we work with community organizations and local businesses to help launch or expand projects, thinking strategically about how to deepen impact, train their teams for success, and get the word out about their work.

With tight budgets, it can seem almost impossible to dedicate resources and time to professional development or strategic planning, but this can be one of the best ways to set up for success whether you are a small business trying to grow or a community coalition planning an upcoming event. 

ADVOCACY SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS

We offer skill-building trainer for community organizers to build campaigns and advocacy initiatives that are equitable and inclusive, so that they amplify the voices of all stakeholders involved. These may be grant-funded and free to attendees. To learn more, reach out today.   

Identity & Community: Cultivating Self-Awareness

In order to understand the ways in which our opinions and perspectives are being shaped, we must first examine the social, political, and personal context we come from.  Dig in and examine the multiple and ever-changing identities that form in us as individuals and how our community impacts and is impacted by them.   To change society, we must first explore how it changes us.

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Shifting Paradigms: Transforming Systemic Injustice 

This session explores the systemic and institutional oppression that exists in our society making it harder for certain groups to thrive within our communities.  We will introduce key concepts and terms, and discuss ways to disrupt the cycle of oppression and create more equitable policies and structures. 

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Building a Movement: Advocacy & Community

How do we accelerate change on issues that matter? When taking on initiatives in your community, there are essential steps to create effective campaigns that change culture and influence public policy.   This workshop explores the strategy behind collective movements and provides tools and resources for taking on advocacy work in your area.   

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Who's at the Table? Authentic Community Engagement

When working on diverse coalitions around issues with many stakeholders, how do we make sure all voices are heard equitably? Start the conversation about how to share power and engage community members in transformative dialogue. 

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Leaders of Tomorrow: Youth Leadership & Resiliency

This workshop explores how leadership development cultivates resiliency and agency in young people.  We explore how to create effective curriculum that encourages and supports youth to take on leadership roles in their community and to advocate for themselves and their community around issues that matter to them.

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Compassionate Communication: Connecting to Yourself & Others

Looking to further your ability to communicate with others and navigate your own feelings in times of conflict? In this 3 hour workshop, you will explore key concepts of compassionate communication from leaders in the field of conflict transformation.   Whether in the workplace or at home, these skills will deeply impact how you approach challenges with others. 

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

EVENT PLANNING

Organizing large scale events can seem like an overwhelming process, especially if you are building all the materials and plans from scratch.   We can provide event planning templates that you can customize with checklists, media kits, role descriptions and give you the skills needed to make a community gathering impactful.   Tell us about your event and we can help get you the tools you need to succeed!

STRATEGIC SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Whether a new campaign, project, or business, we can help you create a strategic plan and a communication strategy to increase awareness about your work.  We help you develop products that are intuitive and user-friendly so that you are able to modify templates and materials internally rather than become dependent on outside contractors. 

We provide launch support that may include: 

Websites

We will help you create or change accounts, design the layout and look of the site, and develop content that clearly defines your organization and brand.   Support can include integrating outside management apps like client portals, shops, and scheduling, and connecting domains and emails to the site. 

Logo

We partner with you to create a new graphic or logo, for your company or for a new project.   Once completed, logo bundles include variations of file types (.jpg, .png, .ai, .pdf) size (small for social media, favicons, large for print), and style (with taglines, without, simplified, grayscale). 

Branding Package

Our Standard Branding Package includes business cards, letterhead, and social media banners. 

Companies may also be interested in: 

Presentation/Training templates                             Brochures/flyers/marketing materials                           Promotional swag