Innovative. Result-Focused. Executable.

We have a passion for delivering results, not just advice.

Numerous organizations have trusted VIVA to bring an innovative, precise approach to strategic consultation and planning. Our clients range from small community-based groups to large public funding organizations allocating more than $100M. As we guide our clients in pursuing opportunity, making critical decisions, overcoming challenges and transforming their organizations, our goal is always to translate our strategic work into real and measurable results – because in our industry, “results” can mean housing, food, education, or health care for a child, a family, or a senior.

Over 15 years of strategic planning experience enables us to work with our clients to clarify their vision, articulate priorities, design initiatives and support tactical execution. Said another way: We dream with you, then we help make sure those dreams become reality.

VIVA strategy consulting services include:

  • Executive strategic counsel
  • Strategic planning
  • Philanthropic advising
  • Implementation planning
  • Commission and board facilitation

“VIVA has literally transformed the way my organization functions, internally and externally. While we may have the right ingredients to execute an idea internally, VIVA can rearrange and further the vision beyond what we thought was initially possible. My staff and Commission know that when VIVA is on board, the highest quality work will result in our teamwork.”
     – Kendra Rogers, M.P.A., First 5 Fresno County Executive Director

Case Study

First 5 Fresno County

Client Type: Public agency funder of services and support for children ages 0-5.

Project: Comprehensive Strategic Plan Process

Challenge: Design and execute an inclusive, countywide strategic planning process resulting in an outcomes-based evaluation framework to guide $50M of investments for children and families.

VIVA’S Approach: The eight-month process included multilingual focus groups, Strategic Partner interviews, surveys, mapping of community assets and challenges, literature review on client-relevant best practices, financial modeling, monthly Commission meeting facilitation and consensus building.

Outcomes: First 5 Fresno refined its investments for children and families based on a newly developed outcomes framework and significantly increased their level of effort fulfilling nontraditional funding roles in the community. These included successful advocacy and public education efforts such as the development of the Children’s Movement – a multiparty coalition working toward improving the condition of children in California.