We use collaborative and community-based approaches to build bridges between communities and organisations - between stories and strategy
We partner with local people, charities, councils, community organisations and national bodies on specific projects or as end-to-end delivery partners
For strategy development, evaluations and to drive change
Co-production advice and guidance
Through workshop sessions and supporting you on specific projects
Communities of practice
People learning and sharing together in a safe, open space.
Community research and evaluation
An appreciative approach to quantative and qualitative reviews
Strategy and service specifications
Turn your co-produced ideas into innovative print or online publications
Collaborations and alliances
From relationship building to financial, technical and governance issues
We provide bespoke training workshops specialising in a range of topics
Bring co-production approaches to life across your organisation
Asset-based community development
Build on the assets that are found in your community
Organisational change focusing on strengths
Collecting local stories
Connect data to real emotion through storytelling
Empower local people to decide together how to spend money
Creatively promote and improve employee effectiveness
Innovative methods to embed community engagement processes
We apply co-production and strengths based approaches in all we do including how we work with clients
We help with shifting cultures and stimulating social action and participation. We can support you to develop new relationships between people and organisations with shared values who want to work together to achieve common goals.
As a small organisation we can give projects our full attention and remain flexible to any challenges or opportunities that arise. We will be hands on from running training sessions and workshops to supporting participants, analysis and report writing. We commit to our client partners and are always keen to roll up our sleeves and get involved on the ground.
Our motto is ‘collaborate not compete’ and we are part of a wide network of similarly minded people and organisations. We work with skilled associates on a project by project basis and have a network of dedicated people from policy developers and programme managers to graphic designers who we collaborate with as required.
“The Ideas Alliance team delivered a really great training day and have given the team a new energy and practical ideas to put in place. We have received some great feedback from the team who all found it very useful!”Helen Taylor, Health Lead, MyTime Active