Content Creation, Business Development Consulting & Project Management
Content COLAB integrates content creation and business development consulting to help clients execute their vision. We use our flexibility and versatility across industry sectors to produce unique content that leads to results for your organization.
With years of experience working with clients to increase reach and generate revenue, we help entrepreneurs, businesses, and non-profits save time, solve problems, and turn ideas into full-fledged and well-implemented strategies. From small projects to long-term commitments we are flexible, collaborative, and offer quick turnaround to ensure your content hits your target audience at the right time—with impact.
Content COLAB is based in Oakland, CA, and Northampton, MA, but much like the new economy we work everywhere.
Working across disciplines, we leverage our focus, experience, passion, and flexibility to deliver services in pursuit of our clients' objectives—and those of their clients.
We believe that high-quality content is the cornerstone of our clients’ success. Through developing and creating content, we help clients achieve their stated objectives.
Our work represents the diversity of our skills as experienced consultants. Every day we provide professional consulting services to leading organizations seeking technical and strategic assistance with business development and program initiatives.
KATCO Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016: Contributing to a Sustainable Future
We conducted management interviews in Kazakhstan and developed the report's content.
Read the report.
The 8 Steps+: The Role of Community Development Organization in Providing Holistic Wheelchair Services
We helped produce the final publication of the USAID-funded Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Service and Support (ACCESS) project, a 3.5-year program implemented by World Vision in El Salvador, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Romania.
We edited the report's content.
Read The 8 Steps+.
Campos de Esperanza (Fields of Hope) Program
We supported World Vision's D.C.-based program development team on the design of a winning $7-million bid to the United States Department of Labor.
We led technical writing in response to the solicitation.
Read the Department of Labor's press release about the award.
We conducted field recognizance in Georgia and Azerbaijan for a D.C.-based international development client.
We identified value-added local partnerships, contributed to the project's technical design, and provided writing and editing support throughout the proposal development process.
See USAID's archived notice about the solicitation.
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Meet the Team
Director of Content Creation
Joe Crescente has been communicating since he was born and getting paid for it since 2003. Joe earned a BA in communications and creative writing at The Evergreen State College, MAs from Indiana University and New York University, and a certificate in Culture and Media from NYU. He spent much of the 2000s in the former Soviet Union as a non-profit manager, researcher, student, and writer, working everywhere from Vladivostok on Russia’s Pacific Coast to the broiling sands of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.
Joe has experience working with texts of more than one million words and fewer than 70 characters and a wide portfolio including creative consulting, ghostwriting, copywriting, press releases, speechwriting, newsletters, and business and travel writing. As Director of Content Creation, he enjoys taking an incomplete thought and turning it into a voice that connects with your audience.
Follow him @dzhozevich6.
Director of Business Development
As leader of Content COLAB's international development practice, Andy likes nothing more than a challenging proposal-writing project. To date, he has worked in over 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America on proposals that have resulted in $125 million in U.S. government funding for youth, health, education, and community development projects. From these experiences, Andy has cultivated a keen ability to foster productive relationships in short, intense periods of time—a crucial asset when collaborating with diverse teams.
Andy was previously the business development manager of Cutting Edge Capital, a consulting firm that assists social enterprises with raising capital. From 2010 to 2012, he was based in Kazakhstan as the business development manager of the Eurasia Foundation. His prior experience includes a number of consulting assignments with American Councils for International Education.
Andy holds a BA in Geography from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Between getting degrees, Andy served in the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan.
Follow him @ibambus.
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