Consulting Projects

We partner with community-based organizations such as coffee cooperatives, non-profit organizations and individuals to realize locally-led solutions to development.

What is a Consulting Project?

The Chain Collaborative is committed to working with the coffee industry in a non-competitive, collaborative way. Our consulting projects aim to build capacity in resource-strapped organizations; we strengthen the supply chain by providing professional skills and resources that collectively scale-up existing initiatives in coffee communities. We are currently consulting for the organizations below.

What Consulting Services are Provided?

´┐╝The Chain Collaborative provides services to non-governmental organizations, non-profits, and development professionals to design new or scale-up existing programs, develop evaluation frameworks and guide organizational growth and development. We specialize in Program Planning and Development, Project Management, Proposal and Grant Writing, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Organizational Development.


Gender Equity Workshop in Uganda. Photo property of CQI.

Coffee Quality Institute

Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) aims to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of people who produce it by providing training and technical assistance to individuals in the supply chain. Our current consulting focus is to develop and manage field-level projects that build gender equity into the supply chain for their Partnership for Gender Equity.


Women from Aleta Wondo sorting their coffee. Photo property of Common River.

Common River

Common River is a holistic development organization empowering the community of Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia to become productive and self-sustaining for others to witness and replicate. The Chain Collaborative provides organizational development and project planning for the following key program areas: education for youth and clean water access.


Rwandan coffee farmer, Maria. Photo property of Kula Project.

Kula Project

Kula Project invests in the dreams and businesses of coffee farmers in Rwanda through a connected development model. They collaborate at the community level to drive income-generating programs for families and beneficiaries. The Chain Collaborative provides grant-writing and program development for their livelihoods program.


Pueblo a Pueblo staff leading children in a literacy activity in Santiago Atitlan

Pueblo a Pueblo

Pueblo a Pueblo (PaP) addresses the widespread poverty, illiteracy, and poor health in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. They support coffee-growing communities in Santiago Atitlan through community-based initiatives and school-based programming surrounding health, education, and food security. The Chain Collaborative provides grant-writing for all their program areas.