Shaping ideas, together
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Knead Partners is a strategy consultancy using collaboration and co-design to bring large-scale social impact initiatives to life.


Kneading is the act of bringing things together.
It brings structure and shape to disparate things.

Ideas, strategies, programs —
they require kneading, too.

Pushing ideas forward,
and pulling people along in the process.

Let’s work together to
shape your biggest ideas.


Our Approach:

We pride ourselves on this “kneading” process of collaborative strategic thinking — the back and forth method of creating, refining, and implementing ideas with a diverse group of people. Everyone talks about user-centered, we talk about user-created.

Our Work:

We design and facilitate convenings, in-person workshops, and co-design sessions to include many voices and ideas in the thinking process, and provide strategic guidance on the development of new programs, initiatives, and strategic plans. This is the age of collaboration, and we pride ourselves on our work.


You bring the team.
The content expertise.
The vision.

We provide the guidance.
The support.
The facilitation.

Together we collaborate on
big ideas for impact.


Our Team:

Isis Krause is the founder and chief strategist at Knead Partners, working alongside a collective of independent impact strategists, experience designers, and facilitators.

Isis has designed and facilitated more than 150 strategy workshops and large-scale convenings, and provided strategic guidance and program design for multiple collective impact and network-driven initiatives. Previously she was the co-founder of First Seating, alongside Carolyn Sams, helping organizations bring life back into the workplace through creative, food-driven, team retreats; and was a strategist at GOODcorps, leading award-winning client engagements with Fortune 500 brands and national foundations and nonprofits with a focus on equal parts impact and audience engagement.


Want to knead with us? Say hello.

We’re hiring!

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