It's an exciting time for Collective Results as we celebrate our 3rd business anniversary. Three years might not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of things, but for us, it's a significant milestone that we are incredibly proud of.
This journey has been bolstered by passion, learning, hard work, dedication, fun, and, most importantly, the incredible support of our clients, partners, and team members. In this blog post, I will be sharing our story, celebrating our achievements over the past year, and expressing our gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our success.
Our Journey So Far
Collective Results was founded three years ago with a vision to help public sector organizations, charities, and non-profits do good work better. Our journey began with just me and a couple of wonderful clients. We have grown rather quickly, but sustainably, into a small but passionate team that is determined to make a real impact for organizations that make the world a better place. Over the past three years, we have experienced so much learning and growth. We have:
Expanded Our Services: We started by offering project management and program evaluation services to organizations. Today, we provide a comprehensive range of services for organizations, networks, and communities, including strategic planning services, program evaluation, network evaluation, program monitoring and evaluation, knowledge mobilization, program development, and grant and proposal writing. We have learned so much about the needs of the organizations and communities that we serve, and we continue to improve our services and expand our service offerings to meet their needs.
Grown and Structured Our Team: Our dream team has expanded significantly to a group of 14(!) talented professionals with diverse skills that allow us to serve more communities and tackle a wider range of projects. A team of 14 people works differently than a team of 3, or even 8, so we developed and implemented an innovative organizational structure to ensure our team is well supported to deliver high quality services to our clients.
Made an impact: We have had the privilege of supporting a diverse range of clients, not only across the province, but now across the country. Helping our clients understand their context and challenges, and then working with them to find and implement solutions and measure their impact, has been incredibly rewarding. And our clients have been sharing their stories of success with us. Check out some of our recent Client Reflection blogs for their stories.
Our successes over the past three years wouldn't have been possible without the support of our clients, our partners, and our dedicated team. I want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been on this journey for believing in and supporting us to do the good work.
This summer, the dream team developed Collective Results’ next two year strategic plan (more to come on that in a future blog). There was so much great alignment among the team about where we’re going to take this business, and I’m so excited to see what the future holds.
For now, keep doing the good work!