we get things done

strategic visioning | setting strategy

Communities with strong plans and a clear vision thrive. Having clear plans and a strategy for implementing them helps communities

engage city council and community member more deeply

guide administrative staff with a clear vision

leverage resources more effectively

improve implementation of Comprehensive Plans

inform community members of the City's work in a clear way

decide what matters most using data

Our strategic planning process is interactive and engaging.  We help your team think and set strategy. We spend time upfront getting to know you. We design a process that fits your situation. We engage your team and stakeholders to build buy-in, and we can help develop metrics to measure your progress during implementation. We specialize in working with cities with populations of 5,000 to 25,000 and nonprofits of any size.

Your team will leverage their expertise, experience, and ideas using our process-based consulting tools like Results-Based Accountability, Sinek's 'Find Your Why', and Real-Time Strategic Planning. Our process is designed to build engagement, increase buy-in, and improve implementation.

project management

Sometimes a project gets stuck or a great idea gets stalled. Often, because it's outside of "normal" business or job descriptions, or there's nobody to dedicate the time to lead it. When great ideas get stuck the opportunity they create is lost, or worse yet, cost your organization.


Get that project done or new initiative launched. We help leaders in your dynamic and growing organization design and implement new projects & initiatives that help you grow by reaching a new audience, launching a new service, or testing a new idea.


We help communities by facilitating groups and networks to better align resources and build partnerships that result in new strategies for meeting community needs. 

owners representative services

Expanding your facility or building a new one is a large undertaking and can be disruptive to running your organization. Often, teams lack expertise in leading these kinds of projects that only happen once or every few years in any organization.


We get your project built while you focus on running the organization. As an owner’s representative, we offer the technical expertise experience to ensure your project looks great, meets your needs and is completed on-time and on-budget. We begin by developing a thorough understanding of your objectives. We tailor a strategy to meet your needs, from pre-construction planning & design to project closeout. We function as an extension of your team ensuring open collaboration and clear communication—tracking issues, facilitating solutions, and delivering accurate and timely information throughout the lifecycle of your project.


We provide peace of mind to project owners by allowing you to focus on core business practices and remain confident that we are getting your project built.


about next level

our why

we believe good people using good process can make great things happen

how we work

we get things done

we help you think and set strategy so your team or community can e more engaged


we help your team take on a project or launch an initiative to leverage new opportunities

we help you plan, and we manage your new facility or facility expansion projects


we help your organization or communities get things done, by helping people organize, align, vision and just work together better.


our team

our team brings decades of experience to your project


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let's talk about how we can help your organization or community make big things happen
our team brings decades of experience to your project

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let's talk

thinking about a strategic planning or other project?

send us an email: eric@partnersforbigideas.com

Eric: 815-281-0061

Sharon: 815-814-7454

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