• Addressing Climate Change

    Helping communities adapt for an equitable and resilient future

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  • Building Practitioner Networks

    Designing for impact and equipping networks with strategies and data systems

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  • Working with Foundations

    Fostering mutually beneficial partnerships that yield desired impacts

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  • Supporting Nonprofits and Governments

    Adaptively problem solving to instigate systemic change across sectors

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Sutherland & Associates is a team of practiced problem solvers helping organizations understand influencers, develop effective programs, and evaluate their impacts on climate change issues.


  • The Water-Energy Nexus.  Facilitate cross-sector collaborations to develop shared approaches to water and energy resource management. 
  • Partnership Development.  Perform research and develop ways that people can access resources, partner, and work together to mitigate carbon emissions and adapt in equitable ways.
  • Fund Management.  Serve as an intermediary between philanthropic investors and practitioners. Highly skilled at pooled grant fund program development, management, and evolution.
  • Evaluation. Map goals to metrics to understand the effectiveness of programmatic actions. Present assessments, recommend improvements, construct /maintain databases, and create impact evaluation frameworks and tracking systems.


  • Foundations and Networks – Enabling philanthropic and mission-based organizations to understand the impact of investments on climate issues.
  • Governments – Enabling efficiency through data gathering and assessment, metric development, goal-oriented work plan development, silo-breaking, and facilitation of partner connections.
  • Private Partners and Practitioners – Enabling practitioners to exert influence on their fields through network building and facilitation of collaborative work.