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We are passionate about helping organizations move to a next phase of growth and innovation by connecting them with their customers—members, stakeholders, clients, patients and others—on the level that most matters and generates the greatest value.


In place of conventional, product-centered approaches, we focus on your relationships with your various stakeholders and help you eliminate obstacles to your ability to get, engage, retain and become indispensable to them.

Workshops and Peer Communities

Join peers in collaborative discovery or get your staff, board or partners on the same page through our custom, solutions workshops

Leading from the Outside-In

Anna's new book, The Demand Perspective: Leading from the Outside-In lays out a new leadership playbook


To get to different results, you have to change the way you get there, starting with the questions you ask, the tools you use and the conversations you have.

Outside-In Tools & Ideas you can Apply

Begin a larger change process immediately by applying our tools, cases, exercises and methodologies to small areas of your daily business.

Leaders’ Interviews: Breaking with Orthodoxies

Get inside the head of innovative leaders who challenged some of the most fundamental pieces of the association model to achieve succss

People-Centered Leadership

Lead through relationships rather than control or efficient management to succeed in the new environment.

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The New 'Strategic Planning' Alternatives

Replace the conventional strategic planning of previous eras with collaborative team “learning by doing;” direct contact with the market, testing and adapting through customer feedback.

White Paper-- Leading Engagement from the Outside-In

Anna Caraveli and Elizabeth Engel propose an entirely new definition and framework for engagement, and analyze important cases.

Engagement & Retention

Boost engagement and retention by assessing current levels of engagement on the basis of value perceived and mapping specific paths for continuous customer development, tailored to your various subgroups.

The Future of Membership: Collaborative Communities of Shared Purpose

The future of membership and service delivery is in interactive, value-generating communities. Assess how to best leverage relationships among customer or member groups to form value-generating communities that replace passive, one-way service models and increase your options for engaging, growing and generating profit.

The Case of Sermo: Leveraging Communities Within Communities

Article by Anna Caraveli How a physicians' network drove growth with disciplined demand-oriented thinking. (Titled ``A Business Model With Something for Everyone`` in the print edition.)

Case: A Story of CEO-Led Transformation

How do you turn around an association in a precipitous state of decline? Consider the story of the Metals Service Center Institute, whose CEO relentlessly refocused the organization's strategy and operations on one goal: solving critical member problems. By Anna Caraveli