Future Trace Strategies specializes in working with communities from the ground up, building from their assets and moving forward at a natural pace.We approach projects as partnerships – seeking to identify community goals and implement practical strategies that will lead to an appropriate, community-led path. We offer a range of services, integrating disciplines to meet the specific needs of unique places.

Community Outreach

  • Community Organizing
  • Social Media & Web Presence
  • Blogs
  • Presentations

Group Facilitation

  • Focus Groups
  • Charrettes
  • Community Meetings
  • Special Events
  • Large Meetings and Conference Management

Strategy Development

  • Best Practices Research
  • Asset Mapping
  • Strategic Planning Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Nonprofits – development, program planning, strategic plans
  • Community Food Systems Planning – community gardens, urban agriculture, innovative programs to enhance local food system
  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture – working with city governments, codes, plans, strategies
  • Planning for the Arts – public art plans, community art programming, business assistance for artists
  • Community-based / Local economic development strategies


  • Web Research
  • Market Research
  • Personal Interviews

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Census data collection
  • Survey implementation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Interviews and group feedback facilitation


  • White papers
  • Grant writing
  • Technical writing
  • Publications
  • Press releases
  • Memos and other announcements
  • Web content

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