1.Respect the experience and expertise of our partners. Everyone takes turns being an expert, a learner and somewhere in between.  At Higher Ground, we never forget that our first task is to listen and learn from you.

2.Support your highest hopes and vision. We won’t tell you what you can’t do. We will work with you to develop plans grounded in the context that shapes your work.  Yes, past experience is important but any opportunity well played can become a game changer.  Together, we are the architects of the future, creating new possibilities with every step.

3. Rooted in your context. Our best work is grounded in an understanding of the social forces – large and small – that shape our work.  Higher Ground works with you to explore the power relations, local networks, policies and other factors that shape project outcomes to develop the most effective strategy for you.