Connect the Dots | Stakeholder Engagement Philadelphia & Dublin
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Based in Philadelphia, Connect the Dots is an outreach and community engagement firm focused on connecting diverse voices to decision-making. We build innovative, meaningful engagement and outreach methods to elevate community and stakeholder voices in participatory processes.

Through our creative and iterative approach, we incorporate education and intentionally-designed interactions to ensure these processes are inclusive, accessible, and representative. This work serves to build trust and lasting connections as communities inform their own futures.

The Connect the Dots Approach

Our Values

This isn’t your one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter engagement process.

We lead with the values that guide our work.

  • ImpactDriven: We connect engagement interactions to key decision points so participants see their input reflected in the results.
  • Inclusive: We create access to opportunities for input to ensure community representation, with a special consideration for marginalized voices.
  • Creative: We design approachable, memorable interactions tailored for the community context so we can meet people where they are.
  • Peoplefirst: We respect community members, focusing on building trust through accountability, authenticity, and reciprocity.
  • Transparent: We provide clear, accessible information, giving participants insight and involvement in the process itself and circling back to show outcomes.

Our Work

SEPTA Forward: Bus Revolution

Extensive impact-driven engagement for SEPTA’s Comprehensive Bus Network Redesign.

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Letter to Future Investors – West Philadelphia

Collect community input about how residents would like to see equitable development happen

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Lancaster City PA, Citizen Planning Committee

Helping to develop, educate, shape, and shepherd the group as they selected a comprehensive planning firm

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Center City District

Engagement process on how best to serve the users of Dilworth Park

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A snapshot of our clients

Organizations and companies, big and small, and across sectors, trust Connect the Dots to design their stakeholder engagement and consultation processes

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