"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."

- Mark Twain
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing."

- Benjamin Franklin
"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play harder than anyone else."

- Albert Einstein
"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life, I find."

- John F. Kennedy

Community Relations and Permitting

As our core competency,
Wharf Partners has worked in hundreds of communities, overcoming obstacles, building grassroots support and negotiating benefits. From a roof deck in Boston's South End to developing affordable housing in Belmont, we understand that all communities present a different challenge and we are sensitive to both your goals and the community's concerns. Utilizing campaign tactics of regular and effective communication, we are able to develop personal and meaningful relationships with community members and neighbors, identify third party advocates to deliver our clients' messages and educate the community on a project's benefits utilizing various mediums, including earned media, direct mail, websites, advertisements, social media, community meetings and personal interactions. We are able to reach your intended audience and through a grassroots style, build the necessary support for your project or referendum-large or small-to enjoy a positive outcome.

Utilizing a knowledge of zoning codes and building regulations and leveraging existing relationships with local permitting authorities-from elected officials to the building inspector, we are able to assist with and often expedite your permitting challenges.

Government Relations

The nuances of government are often difficult to understand. We utilize our years of experience in working with local, state and federal elected and appointed officials to navigate the complicated processes of government funding, legislation, support for a cause or even just the opportunity to meet with the right people. We will supply you with the political intelligence to resolve your issue, introduce you to the key players to promote your brand and help build support for your initiatives.

Messaging and Branding Communications

We work with you to collectively identify your business' goals, your target audiences and your company philosophy. In establishing these core objectives we can hone your identity and grow your brand to reach your key constituents. We will draft the key messages and materials to help paint a distinctive picture of your organization and weave these messages throughout all marketing materials. Once the key messages are determined, we will create the collateral materials necessary to bring your company to the next level, including website development, brochures, direct marketing, media kits, advertising and other online communications.

Social Media

Today's environment calls for a creative approach to building your brand-whether your goal is to develop a donor base, seek community support, raise your profile or announce news-you need to leverage the new social media tools. Wharf Partners has experience utilizing the social and digital mediums to reach your audience in the most innovative and compelling manner. Our experience includes raising thousands of dollars, garnering significant votes and increasing issue awareness through social media campaigns.

Business Development and Marketing

Working as an arm of your business development team, we utilize existing relationships in the real estate development, property management, contracting and subcontracting industries to identify new opportunities, build partnerships and secure new work. This is complemented with enhanced brand identity through innovative marketing efforts and media relations.

Public Procurement

As a SOWMBA-certified and Women Business Enterprise in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Wharf Partners may be the perfect partner for your business as you chase public work. Services include procurement and funding monitoring, intelligence gathering, relationship building, teaming and RFP response support.

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