Blueprint Advising

Advancing Open Knowledge

With 13 years of experience as a founder and leader...

I have developed capacity for guiding strategy, growing teams, running projects, developing programs, designing tools, marketing products, forming partnerships, engaging community, managing communications, building allies, and shifting culture.

I'm excited to help you and your organization.

I specialize in digital, online spaces with a focus on open knowledge, open science, civic empowerment, information literacy, crowdsourcing, ally skills, and culture change. 

Please get in touch for an initial consultation about your goals, dreams, needs, and challenges. I believe we can collaborate and work together to make great things happen.



Services

Mission Direction

Create a vision and values that will inspire you for years. Start with big ideas that you can scope into plans.

Program Growth

Develop and expand areas of investment and importance. Frame your approach and strategy for success.

Project Management

Plan, implement, and track your critical initiatives. Focus and execute with follow-through.

Product Development

Make and market your critical tools. Design wisely, and target the relevant audience of users.

Partnership Cultivation

Find your allies and explore ways to work together. Craft common goals optimized for mutual benefit.

Strategic Communications

Generate excitement and awareness for your programs and products. Spread your message widely.

Community Organizing

Connect, engage, and empower your people and participants. Build trust and energy together.

Allyship and Inclusion

Build towards a more equitable organization by making sure people are represented and respected.

Culture Change

Create an environment of psychological safety and care. Support good people and help them flourish.

Leadership Coaching

Live your values and inspire your people. Achieve goals through insight, positive dynamics, and effective relationships.

Testimonials

"Jake has been an amazing collaborator and friend. We have accomplished projects that would have been impossible to complete without him. He has a way of bringing out the best in people, pulling together people from differing backgrounds and perspectives and getting them to work effectively together."

James Heilman

Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation

"Jake's broad range of skills and experiences meant he was able to quickly, but deeply, understand our work in a way that's rare. After just a few hours working together, I felt like Jake was able to look into my deep into my soul, find what was really going on, bring it to the surface for me, and coach me past it. Jake is someone who mixes strong idealism with incredible pragmatism. Just looking at his track record shows how powerful that is, and I benefited deeply from it when working with him."

Joseph McArthur

Co-Founder, Open Access Button

"Jake is an exceptional open knowledge advocate, practitioner, and strategist. I've watched him grow a dream from an exciting idea into an effective plan into an extraordinary movement of organizers around the world. He doesn't just walk his talk, he inspires and supports entire communities as he does so. He is able to bring his social abilities and technical skills together, putting both technical and non-technical folks at ease as they work with open platforms and tools."

Anasuya Sengupta

Co-Director, Whose Knowledge?

"Jake propelled me to center Wikipedia in my instruction. I'm a librarian at a university and after reading his article I was filled with sudden curiosity about using Wikipedia in the classroom. Over the past two years I've reached out multiple times to Jake seeking advice and I've always been met with his kind enthusiasm. I'm looking forward to watching where Jake goes next, because I'm sure many will follow."

Laurie Bridges

Librarian, Oregon State University

"The most striking thing about Jake is his ability to build a strategic vision and light a flame to see it made real. Jake has inspired faith at the highest levels, and has rewarded that faith by delivering tangible, impressive results. I trust his vision; I trust his drive; I trust his ability to execute. When Jake tells me something is a good idea, I listen."

Maggie Dennis

VP of Support, Wikimedia Foundation

Nonprofit Rates

Initial Consultation

Scope out your needs and goals

$0

Up to 2 hours

Zero in on a focused conversation or task

$120/hour

Up to 8 hours

Work together for 1 day of the week

$100/hour

Up to 16 hours

Work together for 2 days of the week

$95/hour

Up to 24 hours

Work together for 3 days of the week

$90/hour

Up to 32 hours

Work together for 4 days of the week

$85/hour

Up to 40 hours

Work together for 5 days of the week

$80/hour

For-profit Rates

Initial Consultation

Scope out your needs and goals

$0

Up to 2 hours

Zero in on a specific conversation or task

$200

Up to 8 hours

Work together for 1 day of the week

$140

Up to 16 hours

Work together for 2 days of the week

$130

Up to 24 hours

Work together for 3 days of the week

$120

Up to 32 hours

Work together for 4 days of the week

$110

Up to 40 hours

Work together for 5 days of the week

$100

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