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Community Development

Building stronger, more sustainable communities

Many communities today face a multitude of social and economic problems, including poverty, income inequality, a decaying infrastructure, a shrinking job base, and a limited talent pool.

The nonprofit, private, and philanthropic sectors are committed to addressing these challenges and providing communities with the tools they need for greater equity, sustainability, and resilience.

At TCC Group we support community development efforts at various stages: from mission development, planning, and initiative design to implementation, stakeholder engagement, and evaluation. Together with our clients and partners, we develop sustainable solutions to enhance economic opportunity and leverage resources so that all communities can flourish.

“The one thing an organization can’t do for itself is solicit unvarnished, objective perspectives, both strengths and weaknesses. TCC Group helped us refine our value proposition and figure out how to take that value proposition forward.”

Andrea Levere, President, Prosperity Now

“TCC Group worked to understand two really complicated organizations and put together actionable solutions…They guided us in what we needed so we were able to take ownership from a governing and leadership perspective.”

Kevin Mestrich, Former Executive Director, Bridges to Community and Maryknoll Lay Missioners

“We felt like TCC Group was the team that would understand us because they have their eyes on other groups like us elsewhere in the country.”

Gretchen Beesing, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Miami

How We Can Help


Sound strategy is grounded in a deep understanding of your core purpose, capacity to achieve change, and collaborative relationships with others. From diverse perspectives on your community development work, we help you clarify your mission, vision, and values – then we collaboratively chart the course to realize your goals.

Evaluation & Learning

We’re often engaged to evaluate community development work. All our evaluation services take a customized approach – using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods – to harness evaluation and learning for your diverse stakeholders. We provide actionable insights and build internal capacity to carry on learning efforts.

Capacity Building

Along with strong leadership, sound management, effective tools, adaptability, and a values-driven culture, accomplishing your goals takes collaborative muscle. We help you identify your strengths and opportunities for growth to determine how you can best partner with others to achieve your shared aims.

Grantmaking & Foundation Management

We work with funders on a wide variety of giving programs. Our experienced staff members design, develop, implement, and manage grantmaking efforts. We help you administer grants efficiently, communicate with grantees and grantseekers, and align your grantmaking with other funder objectives.

Initiative Design & Implementation

Tackling complex issues surrounding community sustainability and resilience demands integrated action, informed by deep listening, intentional engagement, critical analysis, and bold approaches. To help you achieve your goals for lasting impact, we design integrated initiatives: strategic endeavors that meaningfully choreograph multiple program components and are responsive to community needs.

Stakeholder Engagement

Relationships are essential for impact. We help you build authentic, expansive, and productive relationships with the stakeholders critical to your work in community development. We begin with stakeholder mapping, plan your strategy for engagement, identify the touchpoints for ongoing and fruitful partnership, and bolster feedback loops.

Strategic Communication

At all stages of work in community development – designing a complex initiative, embarking on an organizational change in direction, or creating a suite of materials – strategic communication is essential. We create communication plans that make your voice heard, identifying your messages, messengers, audiences, and channels.


An engaged and effective board helps ensure you’re achieving your mission. We work with organizations of all sizes, helping define the role of the board and advising on issues of its composition, structure, tenure, performance, and sustainability.

Theory of Change, Indicators & Measures Development

Surface the hypotheses and assumptions underpinning your work. How will you get from here to your goals? We lay out the steps by which your work will lead to impact in the community development landscape. Articulating a Theory of Change and indicators of success are essential to establishing a shared vision for priorities, evaluation, partnerships, and resources.

Landscape Analysis

We have deep experience with organizations working in community development. We map the key players, relationships, and trends essential for your unique mission. We collect data and connect you to the perspectives of diverse actors – including those most impacted within the community. We help you find the most effective ways you can make a difference.