Products & Services Subpage for Public Agencies
KI Scope of Services Brochure
The Institute offers a bundle of services specifically designed for the needs of states, cities, counties, and special districts, particularly with regard to fiscal, labor policy, and business climate issues. We offer the following products and services that are tailored for public agencies:
Independent Budget Analysis and Consulting: The Institute can provide public agencies, elected officials and other stakeholders with an honest, independent analysis of a public agency’s financial position, identify potential issues, and propose strategies to mitigate potential issues.
Innovative Solutions: The Kersten Institute has developed a series of innovative solutions to the common problems faced by public agencies with regard to fiscal, tax, and labor policy. We also have cultivated relationships with outside experts in public finance to continue to trail blaze a path for the long-term sustainability of our public agencies.
Collective Bargaining Support: The Institute specializes in providing full-service support for public agencies in collective bargaining proceedings including labor negotiations, fact-finding, mediation and arbitration. We have developed a number of analyses and strategies to win at the bargaining table.
Public Policy Analysis and Issue-Based Policy Research: We specialize in providing the evidence and content to support our clients’ policy proposals such as state legislation, local ordinances, or ballot propositions, among other measures. We can also vet and analyze specific policy proposals and manage major research projects.
Policy Development and Effective Campaign Strategies: The development of winning policy proposals is intrinsically linked to the strategy for passage. The Institute can help develop winning policy proposals, based on key considerations such as policy process, research, polling, and political realities, and then work with the client to achieve passage of their policy proposal(s).
Multimedia Communications: The Institute has developed a cutting edge multimedia communications platform that utilizes a series of digital products such as online videos, podcasts, infographics and online publishing to communicate our client’s message to broader audiences.
Inside Source Government Training Program: The Institute operates an online government training program called Inside Source that connects policy experts directly with public agencies, elected officials and advocates. The Institute can develop customized training modules based on our clients’ individual needs.
Government Leadership Training: The Institute has partnered with leading experts to offer innovative leadership training for elected officials, public managers, and other government employees.
Data-Driven Analysis and Projects: The Institute can help analyze and summarize various small or large data sets to provide the evidence needed to support a client’s particular public policy need.
Draft White Papers, Reports and Studies: We will work with our clients to draft a customized white paper, report or study on a specific policy issue.