Urban Strategies Council has been providing consulting services to our community for almost three decades. We offer a wide range of professional services to help you plan, collaborate, learn and grow.

Our Three Areas of Expertise


Need maps? Have a project with a geographic aspect? Our spatial analysis services can get your data on the map in ways that empower your team.

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Collaboration Management

We’re national leaders in managing small networks and multi-sector Collective Impact initiatives. We take pride in our ability to facilitate collaboratives to achieve common community goals.

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Research & Analysis

We’re Oakland’s go-to data shop. From field surveys and focus groups to advanced data analysis on a variety of social issues. We can help answer your organization’s research questions.

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Interested in working with us? Send us a consulting inquiry here.

“The Council is a vital resource, weaving data and collaboration into essential policy ultimately improving lives and changing communities in the ways that count most.”
Lisa Villareal, The San Francisco Foundation
“There is no other local organization with the same capability to guide system leaders and cross-sector partners through a research-driven and collaborative process toward equity in our practice, services, and investments.”
Lori Cox, Alameda County Social Services Agency
“Urban Strategies Council is a trusted voice in our city, one that does not compromise on principle and that works tirelessly across silos and institutions to connect efforts that would otherwise be isolated, disconnected initiatives with less impact.”
Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland
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