What We Do

Example Projects

 Marketing Clean Cookstoves

We worked with a client to develop marketing strategies and specific campaigns for increasing sales and use of improved cookstoves. This work took us to a number of countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, where we collaborated with in-country client staff and partners to nurture a market for clean stoves.

Directing a Medium-term Ebola Project

When one of our clients struggled to staff and roll out  a  sanitation project in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak, we were able to send a seasoned program manager to redesign and kick off the project, meeting donor timelines and deliverables.

Organizational Strategic Planning

We have helped a number of clients take a step back and answer the five main questions of strategy: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? How do we get there? How will we know how we’ve done? How will we fund this? We conduct extensive stakeholder analysis to get a sense of perceptions of the client organization – its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. And we help clients create a map that will get them to their vision, including, when needed, a plan for restructuring.

Total Market Approach (TMA) and Analysis

A number of Mann Global associates have extensive backgrounds in TMA, and have worked for clients to understand specific product markets — e.g., condoms and contraceptives in Africa. We have further helped those clients create dashboards to monitor market dynamics, and tools to determine where and how to fill gaps in supply and demand.

Project Assessments

Many clients have asked us to take an independent look at projects they have implemented with donor funds — sometimes in order to create a success story from that project, and sometimes in order to diagnose and repair weaknesses. We have also conducted “black hat” assessments of projects, where we helped clients spot their vulnerabilities in the lead up to a competitive bid process.

Working with Donors

We have had many clients work with us to create donor fundraising strategies, where we can match up client projects or plans with donor priorities. We introduce clients to our contacts among donors and potential partners (including other NGOs), often accompanying them to presentations or meetings with European or multi-lateral donors, for example. We help clients develop pitches, presentations and marketing materials to share with potential donors and partners.