Community Relations

DSO is an expert in working with government agencies and private entities to build public support and cultivate a positive response within specific communities. With early proactive strategies, we assist clients in understanding community attitudes towards a proposed project or initiative, and initiate the appropriate effort to develop a receptive and engaging environment. Our experienced staff moves quickly to work with civic leaders and stakeholders within the community, and recommend the best approach to creating a dialogue and raising awareness about an issue. DSO assists clients in extending their outreach efforts and developing culturally appropriate messages and approaches.

DSO has the ability to educate and mobilize individuals, neighborhoods or entire communities. We lay the groundwork with research and assessment, and can provide the full spectrum of services – from identifying stakeholder and their concerns, to organizing and facilitating meetings – in order to gain public consensus about your project. Our staff of experienced organizers and talented communicators, coupled with an unparalleled network of relationships throughout Southern California, allows us to move quickly and concisely to implement a program tailored to our clients’ needs including:

  • Initiating contact with stakeholders and decision makers
  • Identifying current and historical issues relevant to your project
  • Mobilizing supporters to speak publicly, write letters, and participate publicly on the project
  • Develop appropriate materials
  • Arrange presentations to stakeholder groups and associations
  • Organize public forums and workshops
  • Manage media outreach