problem solving for community based projects
SenecaWorks is a team of problem-solvers that thrive in bringing great ideas to fruition. We bridge 'lean thinking' methodology with our unique perspective as young people. Our work builds communities that are sustainable, safe, and adaptive - one project at a time.
If you are looking for extra horsepower to make your community need a reality, contact us to set up a consultation.
721 Depot Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Meredith Noble, Team Lead
AREAS OF PRACTICE
TEACHING GRANT WRITING
We teach others the art of grant writing through a series of online courses (www.learngrantwriting.org). Students learn how to develop fundable projects, research funding availability, and develop winning applications. We also offer grant writing workshops for organizations and professional associations.
If you have a community based project that needs back-end organization, let us know. Our specialty is in scoping projects, rapidly assembling teams, pushing pace, and creating an experience that people want to be a part of.
Our core expertise is getting infrastructure projects funded for local government, tribes, and quasi-public organizations. We have three grant writers on staff and a graphic designer. We seek projects that are innovative and embody a sense of urgency.
We are always looking for project sponsors to creatively support vibrant community development. Projects include parklets, outdoor murals, window dressings in vacant buildings, pop-up art shows, and amenities for safe bicycling - to name a few!
We bring a fresh perspective to public involvement. Traditional methods, like open houses, are resource intensive and generally poorly attended. Our approach focuses on gathering feedback in decentralized formats with a specific emphasis on hard-to-get target audiences.
If you are responsible for developing a complex community project, particularly those involving construction in the $1-15 million range, it can be daunting to know where to start. We have a custom toolkit that helps you systematically work through project development issues, augmented with one-on-one support on how to move forward.
In Spokane, Washington, business owners are no longer waiting for infrastructure investment to revitalize the Garland District. Check out the video to see how we helped them develop a collective vision for the future of Garland. Tactical and inexpensive improvements are yielding immediate results. Frequency of visits and time spent in the District has increased, and several new businesses have opened.
We are driven by our values to design communities for the people who live in them. Our work supports attainable housing, walkable and bike friendly transportation, food resiliency, thriving businesses, and a creative workforce. Our primary focus is developing the capacity of others through our online project development and grant writing courses.
What interesting community project are you working on? We're always open to discuss your needs and ideas. After completing the form below, we will schedule a detailed debrief and together we can determine if collaborating makes sense.
Want to join our team? Great! We are always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the firm into uncharted fields of practice. Please email us about your unique skill sets and interests.