We create tools that help funders, advocates, creatives and other leaders to collaboratively strive for social justice.

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Our Tools for Impact

Active Voice Lab’s tools clarify the many ways that creative content can make a difference. They’re designed so that media makers, funders, and advocates can all contribute what they do best.

How Do We Know

Practical suggestions for making sense of how the impact of creative media can -- or should -- be assessed and maximized over time.

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Prenups for Partners

Workshops, presentations, and guidelines that identify common issues and propose solutions to help partners work together more effectively.

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In The Works

“What Would It Take?” A blueprint for peer learning and media funding aimed at our most urgent issues, based on promising practices and lessons learned the hard way.

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Check out Our Research

Active Voice Lab distills trends based on decades of hands-on experience using television, movies, digital, and place-based storytelling to contribute to social movements. Our hand-picked network of experts keeps us on the right track and the cutting edge.

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Yes, We Consult!

Let us help you heighten the impact of your media-fueled initiative, your grantmaking, or your story-based project. Working closely with your team, we can bring seasoned knowledge to your existing strategy, or create an interactive ACTivate plan that helps you align your objectives, partnerships, and distribution.

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Our "Horticulture" Metaphor

resource that allows media makers, funders and allies to communicate more effectively — and what questions to ask about impact along the way.


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The Latest

Clearing the Air

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

By Ellen Schneider

An Evaluator and Her Client Finally Spill Their Guts *This is the fifth post in our “Ask the Evaluators!” series, exploring real-world assessment of recent media projects to help you make informed decisions about what can be measured, and good questions to ask along the way. Click here to see all of the articles.* A…

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