Value Beyond Prize Winners

The Chronicle of Philanthropy interviewed Context Partners Director, Kimberly Manno Reott, about how corporations and foundations use prizes. While the article highlighted both pros and cons of the approach, Kimberly spoke to the value of designing prizes that engage...

Why Movements “Don’t Just Happen”

Activating Purpose was the 2016 theme of the Sustainable Brands conference in Copenhagen Denmark, a natural fit for Context Partners’ Jensie Miksich, Kimberly Manno Reott and Suzanne Pflaum to deliver our movement making...

Why CRM is an Executive Concern

Many organizations approach CRM (customer relationship management) implementations with a tunnel-visioned focus on driving sales. But in doing so, a huge opportunity to build more meaningful relationships with customers is squandered. In a recent Harvard Business...

Harvard Biz Review: Platform Business Models

For any executive contemplating an investment in the popular platform business model, Context Partners CEO, Charlie Brown, recommends focusing first on your company’s relationship strategy, not the technology. Here’s a preview of the recent Harvard Business...

Designing for relationships

Oregon Business, a magazine and website featuring the latest in homegrown business, sat with Charlie Brown to hear the impetus behind a design firm focused on community engagement. The interview includes Context Partners’ point of view on shared purpose, identity...

SSIR.org Features Networked Strategy

If you’re in search of a deeper understanding of how a networked strategy can influence an organization, even one as established as the Rockefeller Foundation, consider this excerpt from an article by founder and CEO, Charlie Brown at SSIR.org....