Our Work

CEL provides mentorship and service that helps early stage efforts move from vision to fruition (I have an idea!) to launch (Hello, world!) and for more evolved groups from growth (We keep winning!), to healthy, sustainable organization (We're here to stay!), all the while being grounded in an authentic and powerful community through the following services: 

Acceleration Services

CEL's Acceleration Services program acts as an accelerator for startups that are testing new ideas and technologies to create positive social change. We offer top line infrastructure and strategic support to help leaders develop their ideas into strong organizations capable of producing tangible results. Since 2008, we have helped to build a new generation of groundbreaking changemakers including Color of Change, Presente, Demand Progress, UltraViolet, Faithful America and Coworker.org.

Engagement Consulting

We provide expert strategic consulting for social entrepreneurs, media and content producers, philanthropic organizations, and other changemakers who want to increase their impact. We work with our partners to plan, staff, resource, and execute innovative social change projects. We specialize in utilizing cutting-edge digital and cultural engagement tools to reach new audiences and build campaign support and participation. Our services include strategy and organizational development consulting, fundraising, website and digital asset creation, software platform development, content creation, data analysis and tactical project execution.

Innovation Labs

We create, develop and operate innovative social change initiatives across large issue areas. We are constantly surveying the social justice landscape looking for gaps, needs and opportunities and exploring how we can fill them. We create new campaigns, infrastructure and networks that drive forward political, cultural and systemic change.