How We Work

At Open Window Creative Strategies, as we listen carefully to our clients, we tease out their story, hearing what distinguishes their work. Then we create and execute a strategy to help our clients achieve their goals.

Many organizations do great work or create a great product. But they don't reach their full potential because they don't know how to zero in on their uniqueness, their impact, and their own story. We help them do that: through their website, through their promotional materials and social media, in their work with the press, and with donors.

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Hiring Amy Harbison turned loose a media tornado for us. She immediately procured press for us in the most important dance publications, as well as a major article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. She is highly professional, personable and innovative. Open Window Creative Strategies has played a critical role in the renaissance of our organization.

Martin Fredmann
Artistic/Executive Director   |   Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC


Institutional storytelling
Message development
Story documentation
  (interviewing, writing, repurposing)

Media Relations
Press Releases
Media Training

Workshops/Training Sessions

Solicitation Letters
Case Statements
Direct Mail Campaigns

Website Strategies


Marketing Services
Concept Development
Art Direction
Web Design
Direct Mail
Press kits
Annual Reports
Production management and procurement
Videography/video editing
Photography/photo editing

Social Media Strategies


Thank you for an informative presentation at the Cultural Tourism DC conference yesterday! It was great to see examples of how storytelling has helped raise an organization’s profile and their funding efforts. I’m very excited to share the concept with my team, and develop a story bank to draw from in the future. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us!

Chitra Panjabi
Development Manager   |   Sewall-Belmont House & Museum