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Janet Hammer

The Collaboratory, LLC is an agile, can-do consultancy that helps organizations and communities achieve impact.  We do so through four core services: 
- Strategic planning and thought leadership
- Productive stakeholder engagement and collaboration
- Insightful and actionable research
- Effective program development and evaluation. 

The Collaboratory's founder and principal, Janet Hammer, brings a unique multidisciplinary perspective and nearly three decades of experience working in public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors and in urban and rural contexts. 

Janet has a talent for bridging people, ideas, and resources in ways that yield valuable insights and cultivate innovative and impactful solutions. She has successfully convened and worked with hundreds of diverse stakeholders in a wide range of settings, skillfully navigating complex issues and diverse perspectives to identify common ground, workable solutions, and opportunities to link and leverage resources.

Janet is a skillful research who discerns what questions most need to be asked and generates actionable insights that productively guide priorities and next steps. Her findings are communicated in an accessible manner for a variety of audiences and in formats ranging from meetings and webinars to reports and case studies. She is also adept at defining meaningful and workable metrics that can be used to manage adaptively, support continuous improvement, and document and communicate results.

Janet has deep expertise in triple bottom line economic development – an approach that recognizes the integral links between people, place, and prosperity and aims to positively impact each. Her thought leadership has been recognized in a number of ways including speaking engagements and publications.

Janet is a third-generation small business owner and The Collaboratory, LLC is a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) certified in Oregon (#10247).