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Our Approach

The world is increasingly interconnected, and the problems we face are complex. Solving them requires a trusted third party who can bring the right people to the table and create a safe space for dialogue, problem solving, and action.

Our approach is collaborative, and it produces durable results

We meet people—and problems—where they are. Whether you’re an international policymaker or a local conservation group, whether you’re facing a systemic issue or an organizational conflict, we tailor our skills and services to fit the stage and scale of the issues at hand. Every project is unique, but our goal is to build understanding, guide collaboration, and drive action.

Build Understanding

We’re strategists, facilitators, thought partners, and experienced guides who help our partners navigate complex issues. From research and analysis to process design and mediation, we have a toolkit for every challenge.

Guide Collaboration

We understand complicated systems and we design processes to address interconnected issues and foster long-term durability. We bring people together to find common ground and co-create a path forward.

Drive Action

We help our partners craft a shared vision, but we don’t stop there. We turn ideas into action by establishing partnerships, building coalitions, and incubating new organizations.

Meridian by the numbers

For over 25 years, we have helped our partners build partnerships, make informed decisions, and implement solutions to complex local and global challenges.


Active Projects

We have worked on 1,000+ projects over the last 25 years.


Active Team Members

We have an international team, including our staff, affiliates, senior fellows, and members of our board.



We work around the world. To date, we have worked with partners in over 100 countries.


Years Old

Founded in 1997, we now have offices in Washington, D.C. and Dillon, Colorado, with remote team members located around the world.

We are driven by results

We are a mission-driven, nonprofit consultancy. For over 25 years, we have helped our partners improve lives, the environment, and the economy. Sometimes the results of our work are immediate, and sometimes we help our partners build their capacity for long-term collaboration.

We are problem solvers who work hard to bring conflicting parties to a place of understanding and agreement. Across issues, boundaries, and systems, our work is a catalyst for powerful change.

Our Focus Areas

We have expertise in a wide range of focus areas, including climate solutions, food systems, health & wellbeing, life on land, oceans & freshwater, and technology & society. But where we excel is in our systems-based approach.

Our Services

Every project at Meridian is unique—some are local, some are national, some are global. Some require strategic advice or conflict resolution, while some produce powerful coalitions that sustain for decades.

While there’s strength in our unique approach to the work, it’s also true that every project at Meridian is similar. With every engagement, we create a safe space for challenging conversations. We build supportive relationships that foster buy-in. And, most importantly, we get stuff done.

Our Team

We have a trusted, international team of staff members, affiliates, and senior fellows. No matter the scale of the project, organization, or issue, we know who to bring to the table.