it's a relationship


people make it possible

Context Partners is a new type of design firm focused on relationships at scale. We create strategies that empower people, grow organizations and make lives better. Our clients face a changing world where identity, information, and power are rapidly shifting. Traditional models are failing and once-passive audiences are coalescing into powerful, vocal communities. Context Partners believes organizations that build, navigate and leverage their relationships will shape the future.

“But the truth is most innovations are created through networks — groups of people working in concert.”

Wall Street Journal

“The most successful companies no longer invent new products and services on their own. They create them along with their customers.”

C.K. Prahalad, author of The new age of innovation

“Gallup’s research indicates that high levels of employee engagement correlate to more idea sharing, better idea generation, more creativity in role, and improved business outcomes.”

Jason Kreiger, Gallup Consultant

“No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.”

Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems co-founder

designing for relationships

We create strategies that empower people, grow organizations and make lives better. We do this by identifying communities, designing engagement strategies and providing the frameworks and tools to manage the relationships most critical to the success of a brand or cause.


our process works With—Not for—Your Community

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networked leaders

Our teams based in Portland, Oregon, Washington, DC and Europe are a diverse group of entrepreneurs, brand innovators and community activators—above all they are practitioners. Founded in 2010, Context Partners works across sectors—from nonprofits to Fortune 500—companies. We want to develop the relationships critical to your goals, to change how you live, work and engage with the world.

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

CEO & Founder

Kimberly Manno Reott

Kimberly Manno Reott

Robert Q. Benedict

Robert Q. Benedict

Jensie Miksich

Jensie Miksich

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Contact Info

PDX 503-575-4850 — DC 202-810-3891 — EU


2009 NE Alberta St., STE 201
Portland, OR 97211


1342 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009