Charles Village Parade

The most successful and sustainable community development campaigns are linked to five strategic factors, known as the Five Cs: Community, Connections, Control, Cash, and Collective Action. These factors are based on an examination of 150 years of research and field experience.

Putting research to action, Campaign Consultation CEO, Steven Rivelis, organized the first Charles Village Parade in 1998, in the Baltimore City neighborhood where he lives and worked. The goal of the parade was to help generate a sense of community and forge deeper connections within the community–two of the key five strategic factors.

This award winning parade included youth marching bands, art cars from as far away as Texas, FiFi the 50 foot tall pink poodle, a wide array of diverse community groups, and village noise makers.

Delighting the crowd that gathered along St. Paul and Charles Streets, the Charles Village Parade was a highlight of the Charles Village Festival, held annually on the first weekend in June.

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Let’s Read. Let’s Move.

Let’s Read. Let’s Move. is a summer initiative of the Let’s Move campaign that calls on Americans to participate in combating summer reading loss and childhood obesity through volunteering and service during the summer months. The initiative is a collaboration of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move, and several federal agencies including the Corporation for National and Community Service; the US Departments of Education, the Interior, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture; and the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Campaign Consultation designed and developed the initiative’s website. Our team wrote the content and created the design for this important initiative to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss by encouraging youth to read and participate in physical activity, as well as providing access to healthy, affordable food. Campaign Consultation also created collateral material for Let’s Read. Let’s Move. including fact sheets, posters, bookmarks, bumper stickers and a backpack design. Additionally, Campaign created an electronic poster to encourage federal employees to participate in the President’s Active Lifestyle Challenge — one aspect of the Let’s Move initiative. …Learn More

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service

The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service provides an opportunity for communities to come together to honor Dr. King’s life and teachings through service. Since 2008, Campaign Consultation has worked with the Corporation for National and Community Service to assist stakeholders across the nation with planning and developing community-wide service initiatives that address our nation’s most challenging social problems.

Campaign Consultation has provided constituent groups with project support services through the content and technical design and development of a website with many tools and resources, webinars, online newsletters, planning toolkits and guides, and social media support. We provided training for volunteers on the use of social media to further promote MLK Day and to deliver real-time updates from the field on MLK Day. As a result, MLK Day, as a national day of service, continues to grow annually with hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states participating in over 10,000 projects–making the MLK Day of Service truly “a day on, not a day off.”

The training and technical assistance provided by Campaign Consultation is designed to assist nonprofit organizations and communities with creating projects that will advance their overall goals for the community, contribute to sustaining …Learn More

Senior Corps Virtual Conference

Senior Corps 2.0: Experience for the Future, a three-day completely virtual conference event, combined live and pre-recorded sessions as well as exhibit halls, networking opportunities, and downloadable library content. The conference provided an introduction to and training on new Performance Measures for Senior Corps grantees, staff and stakeholders of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

More than 330 pieces of content were presented to help participants successfully measure programmatic accomplishments, tell a consistent story that demonstrates program impact, connect that impact to the broader national service narrative, and build lessons to further enrich the Senior Corps knowledge network.

Campaign Consultation developed trainings to assist presenters and booth representatives with the development and delivery of their content in this new format. During this process, delivery options were identified based on desired learning objectives and capabilities of the technical platform; developed templates for all conference materials based on approved look and feel; formatted and finalized all conference materials; tested and built multiple options for delivery including polling features, forums, booth components, video, audio, learning activities and tutorials; produced audio; created original content for two sessions; coordinated production with five organizations for additional content pieces; ensured all files and deliveries were …Learn More