williamsworks draws on over a decade of experience working with the world’s most influential philanthropists, corporations and social innovators to tackle problems both global and local. Our team is comprised of fiercely committed individuals who bring expertise in public policy, politics, philanthropy, communications and global development. We know what it takes to accomplish great things because we have already helped so many of our partners create real, lasting change.
Whether starting with a blank page or a defined plan, we come to each opportunity ready to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. We start with questions. Who do you want to serve? What impact do you want to have? What do you uniquely bring to the task, and how can we combine that with our own expertise and relationships to get real results? Nothing is ever cookie cutter. Every client is different, and every vision worth pursuing deserves a fresh approach.
The kinds of challenges we take on require a network of trusted relationships we have developed over time. Strategic partnerships are critical to success, and we know how to build the right kinds of alliances to advance your goals and impact the people you want to serve. We engage our vast network to create the right relationships that will help achieve your goals.
Our Work Ethic
Lasting change does not come easily. Our standards are high, and we refuse to settle for anything less than real impact. All of our work is done with the clear aim of bringing results to the people you want to serve wherever they are. We pride ourselves in being your most effective, committed and discreet partner—a trusted and reliable extension of your team.
Strategy and Direction
Our first priority is to help assess your goals. What kind of impact do you want to have? Is it ambitious enough? What’s the best way to get there? What assets do you bring to the task? What gaps need to be filled? We map out the critical factors and do whatever needs doing. From strategy, to logistics and full-service staffing, we remain committed to bringing your goals to life and keeping your vision on track.
Inquiry and Insight
Understanding the communities and cultures that surround our work is essential to doing it effectively. We bring our clients on customized trips that offer new insights and critical exposure to the places you seek to impact, and to steep you in the reality of the places where you want to work. Each trip is meticulously designed to deliver transformative experiences and engage with the most influential, compelling and authentic individuals. We pair these immersive experiences with rigorous research back at home, and map out the landscape of your vision. While we don’t start with all of the answers, we won’t stop until we find them.
Advocacy and Influence
We leverage our extensive network to forge partnerships and influence public policy and public awareness. The most effective strategy often depends on getting your message in front of key individuals who are in a position to act—with their wallets, their voices or their votes. We have a keen understanding of how public policy is implemented throughout much of the world, and we are proud to engage our network in the name of real results.