It's simple. We help organizations communicate with people. We believe communication creates shared understanding, increased awareness, and support for programs and initiatives that improve quality of life—for everyone. We also believe an informed public is better able to actively participate in and contribute to the policy decisions that shape our everyday lives. We work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.
How we help you achieve your goals—We believe every project and every client is different. Understanding your project and your goals help shape what we recommend. We don't believe in cookie cutter solutions for anyone. Our toolbox consists of a range of solutions, from strategic planning sessions and facilitated meetings to publications and online networking solutions. But the bottom line is that we enhance communication with your constituents—or potential constituents. And it doesn't matter if your project or business is transportation, natural resource, or art-centric; our solutions are tailored to fit your situation.
We've worked with many organizations since we opened our doors in 2002. Here's a sample of our clients and the type of work we've done:
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
We offer a range of public involvement and outreach strategies, including public awareness campaigns; facilitation;site master plans, strategic plans, and management plans; the development of outcome-based performance measures; surveys, conference and event planning and coordination; the production of reports, books, brochures, news releases, newsletters, magazines, budget documents, and other publications; and writing and editing services. Here's a few more specifics:
Outreach and Communication
How do you contact us?
Creative Resource Strategies, LLC
Lisa DeBruyckere is President of Creative Resource Strategies, a woman-owned consulting business based out of Salem, Oregon.
Lisa has a bachelor's degree in journalism and bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife management, all from the University of Maine at Orono.
Lisa worked in a variety of natural resource and information and education positions for 21 years in Missouri and Oregon before starting her own business in 2002. She enjoys helping organizations achieve their communication needs.
She is an accomplished public speaker and facilitator, and enjoys the challenges and rewards of bringing stakeholders with diverse interests together to develop a shared vision.
Lisa is passionate about the need to wisely manage and conserve natural resources and to ensure the public has information to support sound policy and management decisions.
Lisa is a member of The Wildlife Society, Society of American Foresters, National Association for Interpretation, Audubon Society, and The Nature Conservancy. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
In 2009, Lisa received the Award for Professional Excellence from the University of Maine at Orono for recognition of years of service to the wildlife profession.
"Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us." —Theodore Roosevelt