"Set the standard for a successful consulting engagement.”

“Change Consulting set the standard for a successful consulting engagement. They were excellent communicators, met their deadlines, delivered superb results and were fun to work with. It came through in every conversation that they were in it not just for the business, but because they share our values and want to see us succeed in our mission. The communications strategy project they completed for our funder collaborative generated key insights from within and outside our network, and their recommendations immediately impacted how we think and talk about our work. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Change Consulting to advance other aspects of our communications work.”

Rob Hope, Initiative Office, ReWork the Bay

"Incredible assets.”

“Change Consulting's communications expertise and deep connection to Bay Area communities were incredible assets in helping one of our clients think clearly about the role that communications can play in achieving their philanthropic mission. They were a pleasure to work with as consistent communicators, deep listeners, and strategic thought partners -- that ultimately made the engagement a great success.”

JC De Vera, Associate Director, Hirsch & Associates

"An absolute treat.”

“Words can’t express my gratitude for Change Consulting but if I can sum it up in 2 words, they ‘crushed it’!

Working with Bilen and Dina on my planning phase and personal brand was an absolute treat. They took the time to really listen to me and were able to create a mirror image of me through their tasks and shine a spotlight on the impact I have had within the community and my career journey which I have never taken the time to do before. It was awesome getting amazing feedback and most of all guidance on establishing a strong and impactful brand.

Furthermore, I have found Change Consulting to be inquisitive, engaged in learning who I am and always optimistic and positive about the outcome of our project. Bilen and Dina are one of the most caring and compassionate individuals that I have had the pleasure of collaborating with. I believe that Change Consulting will continue to make a significant contribution to the world of communications and truly understands the power of social and racial justice work. If you have the opportunity to hire Change Consulting by all means, DO IT!”

Derick Brown, Senior Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco

"Integral to our campaign.”

“Change Consulting acted as a critical member of our campaign team--working in step with us to plan and execute communications throughout the Food4All legislative campaign. We learned important lessons from them on messaging and most valuably, how to work with intention and integrity when collecting personal stories from impacted persons. There is a Change Consulting team member for each of your campaign needs--they all work in concert with each other and always according to your timeline and capacity. They were integral to our campaign, helping us manage multiple moving parts and keeping us in line with our vision and goals.”

Gabrielle Tilley, Former Policy Advocate, Nourish CA

"We were blown away”

“We were blown away with how quickly, thoughtfully, and thoroughly Change Consulting was able to understand the ins and outs of our diverse membership, programs, culture and goals. Their insights were spot on, and they not only created the tools for our organization to better understand our own potential in commun- ications and member engagement, but also provided a clear roadmap of how to get there.”

Terrence Meck, Former President, Threshold Foundation

"They get it”

“Bilen Mesfin Packwood and Change Consulting have consistently delivered counsel we trust and outcomes that advance our work. They get it, and they get it done.”

Lenore Anderson, Executive Director,
Californians for Safety and Justice

"An amazing partner”

“Change Consulting has been an amazing partner for the Rosenberg Foundation. From devising high impact communications strategies to executing them from soup to nuts, Bilen Mesfin Packwood and her team have been essential to elevating our priority issues and making a real impact on the public and key decision makers. Run, don’t walk, to Change Consulting.”

Tim Silard, President, Rosenberg Foundation

"Infectiously passionate”

“Bilen Mesfin Packwood and Change Consulting are infectiously passionate about strategy and communications. They are also incredibly smart. They took the time to get to know our organization and they listened carefully to our needs before presenting any recommendation. Plus, they do most of the work and they make us look good. We are inspired by them and can’t imagine a better partner.”

Denis Chicola, Former Communications Director, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

"Heart for social justice”

“Bilen Mesfin and the team at Change Consulting have consistently provided exceptional communications support -- drafting and placing op eds, advising on strategy, planning press events and more. Bilen and her team are professional, empathetic, deep-listeners with a heart for social justice. For the last five years our non-profit has been able to function without a full time communications staff, and still meet our brand, fundraising, and advocacy goals. The secret has been Change Consulting.”

Gina Clayton-Johnson, Founder and Executive Director, Essie Justice Group

"Expertise in the area of communications”

“Providing communication technical assistance for almost 200 funded organizational partners, all at different levels of communications experience, skills, and resources, is not an easy feat. To help us facilitate this, we partnered with Change Consulting because of their expertise in the area of communications and their ability to create a technical assistance program that directly addressed the needs of our funded partners. Change Consulting proposed and designed a robust five-part webinar series that touched on key components of a comprehensive communications strategy and provided relevant and specific examples and resources that our funded partners could immediately implement. Additionally, they offered monthly office hours to review the information shared during the webinars and support funded partners one on one with their communication questions and activities. Having the ability to completely depend on Change Consulting to facilitate the series and bring their experience and expertise to bear made the entire process straightforward and easy for us, and led to a successful technical assistance program that benefited our community partners and provided them the skills and resources needed to move their communications work forward.”

Nora Dunlap, Program Officer - MAT Access Points, Sierra Health Foundation

"Hands-on partnership”

“Change Consulting's branding, messaging and communications strategy work for Restore Oakland helped us position the project for continued success. We valued their hands-on partnership, from strategic thinking to execution, as well as their deep commitment to our communities.”

Zachary Norris Executive, Former Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

"Strategic thinking”

“Change Consulting was instrumental in landing key earned media hits such as the New York Times, Atlantic Magazine's City Laband other targeted and large markets for the launch of our RACE COUNTS initiative. From their trusted strategic thinking to their writing, the Change Consulting team hit the mark.”

Katie Smith, Former Director of Communications, Advancement Project California

Change Consulting, LLC

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Oakland, CA 94607

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