We’re proud of our ability to help our clients market with intention. We strive to develop meaningful, trust-based relationships, consistently exceeding expectations, and enabling confident decision-making.

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EarlyWorks has a particular strength in supporting child, family, and community-focused initiatives. As a woman-owned and led firm, they bring an empathetic and problem-solving approach to their consultations and facilitation. They lead with core values first.

As a quickly growing organization, EarlyWorks helped YDRC clarify our core messaging and develop a brand platform that serves us as we continue to grow and develop. They helped us recognize our existing strengthens and assets, and have a strategy for expanding our strategic communications capacity as we attract more funding opportunities.

Sara Plachta Elliott
Executive Director, Youth Development Resource Center


Working with EarlyWorks has changed our mindset by leaps and bounds.

We have a new understanding of the early childhood landscape and how marketing and communications can have such a tremendous impact on our work. The EarlyWorks team really sets themselves apart by not only producing outstanding work, but also by helping our whole team to learn new approaches for accomplishing our goals.

Marcie Gerlach
Senior Communications Manager, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan


I found EarlyWorks to be some of the most strategic communication professionals I have ever worked with.

The team is smart, creative, responsive, passionate, highly strategic, and great to work with. When I became President of the Woodward Hines Education Foundation, I immediately reached out to them to assist us with our rebranding and identity work.

Jim McHale
President, Woodward Hines Foundation


With Mary, the magic happens when she synthesizes the seemingly disparate data elements to paint a picture and tell a story that’s rich in context, insightful in nuance, and steeped in strategic importance.

Sandra Bauman
President, Bauman Research + Consulting


EarlyWorks taught us that the network is everything.

Graig Donnelly
Chief Strategy Officer, TechTown


EarlyWorks is smart, understatedly forceful in driving programs and projects forward and considered and balanced in their judgments and recommendations.

Their extensive background working nationally and internationally is a great resource for a regional foundation like ours.”

Karen Chassin
Director of Communications & Public Affairs at Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg


EarlyWorks has an exceptional capacity for strategy, translation and connection.

They work with stakeholders to build consensus around the strategy, help execute the strategy, translate key messages/ attributes across different audiences and sectors, and connect the organization and issue to a broader context. EarlyWorks excels at making highly complex content accessible and relevant.”

Heidi Alcock
Director of Grant Development & Communications, McGregor Fund


Nicole de Beaufort is one of the most creative, successful problem solvers and information gatherers with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work.”

Jodi Goldberg
Partnership Co-Director, Carmen Schools of Science and Technology