Clarity on "the desired end in mind" – ignites creativity for emergent innovations and ambitious impacts.
Clarity on objectively verifiable results – improves a team's probabilities for accelerating progress and achieving ultimate success.
Clarity on outcomes for the greater good – energizes all others to participate and contribute the diverse resources you need most.
Get Rob – he designs and refines clarity on all levels and catalyzes all participants needed to drive superior results.
All work is tailored to verifiable success for ambitious ventures and initiatives – with a warranty on your most desired results.
We mutually define performance covenants for achieving any objectively measurable and verifiable results you desire; If we don't get those results, then you get your money back, or Rob works for free until you do get them.
So far, no client has ever needed to make a warranty claim.
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"Rob Hanna has been one of the top three most influential mentors to Sword & Plough since the first day I met him at the Dell Social Innovation Lab."
– Emily Núñez Cavness, Co-Founder & CEO of Sword & Plough
"Get Rob and you'll get clarity on accelerated progress with better results at far greater value than his cost – and a warranty!"
– Ronald Corneille Carroll
Rob has over two decade's multidisciplinary experience creating and delivering innovations for hundreds of clients across diverse contexts: venture startups, philanthropies, governments, communities, not-for-profits, academia and global social enterprises – he's always learning in order to improve your desired results and accelerate your success. Always...
Let's schedule a call and improve your ambitious desires for accelerated success.
Non-Profit Co-founder & Startup CEO
Challenge from multifamily commercial real estate investors: principals of two private equity real estate firms (Thrive FP & Comunidad Realty Partners) wanted to formalize a national social impact initiative to help cost-burdened residents in workforce communities they benefitted from as landlords.
Venture Innovation: Rob mapped desired outcomes for success, set targets and bootstrapped product development to beat current baseline impacts through several pilot community initiatives; refined and delivered a unique tax exempt 501c3 public charity focused on cost-burdened communities; recruited a diverse Board of Directors with national reputations to drive mission ambitions; pivoted product deployment from onsite into COVID-ready, live online support for residents through a pandemic so they could achieve better health and wellness.
Product Innovation: Rob designed and launched first national Telehealth partnership focused on health care affordable access to entire communities, bundled with livestream behavioral health intervention classes. Product implementation and delivery met "replicable, scalable and sustainable" criteria AND established an earned-income, community intervention strategy so the non-profit can fund and evolve community impact depth and scale.
Learn more at Veritas Relief Fund
All progress within 12 months.
For-Profit Advisor & Angel Investor
Advisory challenge: Everfest startup Co-founders & CEO wanted to improve company valuation before Series A by developing strategic partners and market growth as the global brand authority on all festivals in the world.
Advisor and team lead: Rob backed, established and led an inside sales team, targeted a merger with a top brand competitor, Fest300. Aligned both endeavors to increase top-line revenue and valuation, captured national brand partners and investors, widened the moat in preventing new market entrants, making Everfest's A round a quality success.
Update: Everfest.com was acquired in January 2020.
Global Impact Architect / Product Innovator
Challenge from a university public/private impact partnership: UT Austin RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and Dell.com wanted a global social innovation challenge platform to activate student social entrepreneurs across the world... but they only had a business plan competition as their baseline format.
Product Innovation: Rob refined clarity on exactly what type global student entrepreneurship growth they wanted (i.e. more diversity than MBAs and engineering students) and threw out the business plan competition format; he designed a new, ground-breaking innovation challenge format using five simple questions all global cultures and venture disciplines could easily understand to accelerate Idea, Design, Pilot, Scale and Exit success. Rob created a concierge desk of venture support services (e.g. pro bono legal, marketing, impact investor intros), designed scoring and award criteria to engage 100s of judges and global award sponsors; Rob also traveled the world to recruit top school faculties and student teams and brought the entire initiative to market as the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
Global Impacts: Rob's integrated product suite and value proposition was powerful enough to activate more than 300,000 registered participants from diverse cultures across 100 countries, award more than $350k to venture teams and accelerate ~6,000 social entrepreneurs and founders to improve our world by accelerating their ambitious visions into reality.
All product innovation design and delivery plus global market scale impacts within 18 months.
Update: the Dell Social Innovation Challenge platform product was spun out into a for-profit, learning development online platform and raised a $2.5 M seed round as a social enterprise. Find out more at Verb
Similar impact design and delivery of platforms: University of San Diego Social Innovation Challenge (Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge); City of San Antonio Mayor's Office & Economic Development Department Launch SA Venture Challenge.
Social Impact Scale & Sustainability Architect
Challenge from a charitable think tank: The Rensselaerville Institute wanted to grow a community self help program (STEP) success in New York to a larger scale impact across the entire nation.
Sustainability Architecture: redesigned an EPA grant and Ford Foundation PRI funded initiative into statewide, public–private investment partnerships. Piloted, replicated and scaled these partnerships into self-sustaining operations across 16 states (with state agencies as sustaining exit partners), saving many millions of dollars in public and philanthropic spending, of which Texas STEP became the highest-performing, scalable model (and got me to move to Austin)!
Scale Impacts: brought first-time, clean drinking water to several 100,000 residents in hundreds of poor and rural communities across the nation – people living without clean drinking water in their communities and who otherwise wouldn't have gotten it. Won several HUD Blue Ribbons for our state partners.
Bonus Innovation: turned the Institute's grant-funded, revenue drawdown program into a fee revenue social impact, earned income program, bringing millions of dollars in top line revenue to support operations and drive scalable, sustainable results to national significance.
Update: STEP public private partnerships continue delivering benefits to communities after 20 years through state agency partners; ongoing community sparkplug initiatives continue improving lives in communities, led by Institute staff. See more at The Rensselaerville Institute
Free initial consults for all.
Pro bono help for qualified social impact visionaries.
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