In finding creative ways to tell these stories, Brick & Story provides grant writing, strategic communications, engagement strategy, and planning research and analyses to private firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals working in the built environment.
Engagement Strategy & Implementation
Bringing different people together around a common idea is one of the key facets of Brick & Story's mission. No project is the same, and while every project is based on one vision, that vision has to be conveyed in numerous ways in order to reach the different stakeholders and speak to their respective interests and priorities. Brick & Story can look at your project goals and the stakeholders impacted by your project and craft and implement an engagement approach that is sincere, meaningful, impactful, and effective.
Creative Storytelling Strategy Services
Do you have a great story, but just don’t know quite how to tell it? Whether it’s about your company, a particular project, or a moment in time that is worth documenting and capturing for larger audiences, Brick & Story can help design a creative and powerful narrative to share your story with the world.
Brick & Story has supported companies and organizations with:
Website enhancements, including content and copy recommendations
Newsletters and promotional materials
Presentation development and coaching
Grant and Proposal Writing
Business Development strategy, including pitch packages
Story collection and documentation via interviews, archival research, etc.
Other customized storytelling services
Planning & Project Management
Because of our extensive experience in the built environment space, we often work in creative capacities to support active development and neighborhood revitalization projects through staff augmentation with execution, as well as providing advisory services to help strategize a solution to a particular problem. Give us your challenge and we’ll give you our ideas and recommended solutions to forge a path forward.
Our Current Projects
Community Network Building | New Communities Initiative, DC Deputy Mayor For Planning and Economic Development
Brick & Story is working in partnership with Trusted Space Partners as part of larger consultant team deployed to provide community network building, public policy, and public relations services to the New Communities Initiative, a targeted redevelopment effort to transform 4 public housing communities into mixed-income communities while providing one-for-one replacement of every public housing unit. Community network building efforts have included the design, facilitation, and implementation of small and large neighborhood-based gatherings between public housing residents and neighbors in the larger community to help foster spaces of trust and break down existing racial and economic barriers.
Resident Engagement through Brand Storytelling | Montgomery Housing Partnership
Brick & Story provided strategic outreach services for the Montgomery Housing Partnership in their efforts to tell the story of their organization and brand to residents of an apartment community they were looking to acquire. Our team facilitated several dialogue opportunities between the residents and the Client, including a “Meet MHP” breakfast event at the apartment community and a bus tour to interested residents of MHP properties, which included the opportunity to see units and ask questions of MHP residents and staff.
Development Application Services | Manna, Inc.
Brick & Story assisted Manna, Inc. with the preparation of a development proposal response for a government-owned parcel that was being publicly bid. Our services included preparation of the narrative response, participating in team meetings and coordination as needed with the architect and owner representatives, community outreach to the local community representative to request support, and management of the online application platform.
Web-based Project Information | Tool Development | Victory Housing
Brick & Story created an online project information tool for Victory Housing’s Spring Flats project. The tool was created using the ESRI ArcGIS Story Mapping Cascade tool.
Engagement Strategy & Campaign Development | Victory Housing
Brick & Story designed an engagement effort for Victory Housing’s Spring Flats project. Utilizing a grassroots door-knocking strategy, Brick & Story was able to relay pertinent project information to impacted residents and solicit letters of support for the project's zoning application.