We provide services to help organizations hone their mission, improve work culture, and engage communities.


What are your core values and strategies to achieve your mission?

Our Mission strategic planning processes are purposefully participatory, flexible, and grounded in core values. We believe that all individuals within an organization should own the strategic planning process, so that staff are empowered by its development, invested in how decisions are made, and feel committed to the plan. 

Our iterative strategic planning process results in actionable frameworks that are true to an organization’s mission and core values and that can adapt as circumstances change. 

Our strategic planning engagements are modular, allowing organizations to choose what is most important to them, and design modules to meet specific needs.
Download this pdf for the full set of modules. 

Work Culture

What work culture will support your people, your most precious resource?

Organizations in moments of growth or rethinking, or as part of a strategic planning process with Buscada, often use our Work Culture services to help transform their workplaces to best achieve their missions.

Our 40 Hours service helps organizations track and understand how much of their time is spent moving their mission forward, guiding organizations to prioritize how they use their time.

Our Growth service provides organizations with frameworks that identify skills and skill gaps across the organization, co-creating plans to help staff members grow and shaping strategies for new hiring.


How can you build equitable partnerships and solidarity to support community dialogue?

Organizations seeking to build equitable collaborations with local communities engage Buscada’s Community services, which use art, culture, and public history to create spaces for dialogue.

Our Intersection projects are grounded in oral histories, participatory photography, and embodied experiences to guide people in talking about the challenges, meanings, and vital importance of place.

Our Open Archives projects help communities build collections that tell nuanced stories about collective histories.

Our Working with People workshops create brave spaces for organizations and collaborators to grapple with multiple meanings of words such as “community” and “collaboration,” to discuss difference, and build equitable foundations for collaborations.