Case Studies

Our research brings leaders clarity around complex planning, policy making and communication challenges. We are proud to share a collection of projects that demonstrate how our work has helped bring about meaningful results for our clients and their communities.

An array of solar panels.

Renewable Energy

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization that helps Oregon ratepayers use less energy, save on energy costs, and move to renewable resources.

A young boy swinging on a swing against a blue sky.

Parks Ballot Measure

DHM began working with city parks officials in 2014 to develop a comprehensive and publicly supported parks bond package to replace the prior bond funding that was set to expire in June 2015.

View looking straight up a high voltage tower.

Electric Vehicles

Until spring 2017, Forth was known as Drive Oregon, a small but powerful nonprofit advocacy organization focused on electrifying transportation in Oregon.

Aerial view of a sewage treatment facility.

Water Treatment

In response to outbreaks in the 1990’s of waterborne disease caused by Cryptosporidium, the federal government began considering requiring cities to upgrade their water treatment facilities and capabilities.

A brown bear catching a fish in its mouth in a raging river.

The Salmon Project

The Salmon Project works to identify and support the shared values of Alaskans across a broad spectrum of geography, culture, ethnicity, and politics, on salmon-related issues.

A water treatment system.

Water Association Communications

With a new executive director, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) wanted to maximize the effectiveness of its internal and external communications.

A stream surrounded by lush foliage.

Healthy Streams Plan

Clean Water Services is the water resources management utility for more than 500,000 residents in urban Washington County, Oregon as well as for small portions of Multnomah and Clackamas counties.

Green marijuana plants.

Youth Marijuana Prevention Campaign

Following the legalization of marijuana in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority was tasked with the design, implementation, and evaluation of a pilot health education campaign to increase awareness of the possible negative health effects of marijuana use by youth and young adults.