Strategic Communications for Change Agents

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About - Seven November is a strategic communications consultancy bringing new awareness, advocates and actions to advance our clients’ missions. We advise leading foundations, nonprofits, socially responsible organizations and their leadership on how to communicate for measurable impact. It is work that inspires us every day.

Our Story
The Philosophy

We believe when your work is making a positive difference in the world, it deserves to be known, understood and supported. We know the best ideas can come from anywhere, and it is the compelling expression of those ideas that motivates action. We know that if your organization’s work improves the lives of children, families and the community—and if it believes in the power of smart communications and stories well told—then together we can advance significant change.

Susan Pierson-Brown

Susan Pierson-Brown, Principal
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Beth Silverberg, Associate
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Stakeholder Engagement
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Charitable Foundations

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Campion Foundation
Casey Family Programs
Haiti Kids Foundation
The Lemelson Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Wilburforce Foundation

Not for Profits and Associations

Foster Care Alumni of America
National Foster Care Month
National Foster Parent Association
PeaceHealth and PeaceHealth Laboratories
Seattle Children’s Museum
United Way of King County
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
Washington State Medical Association
Washington State Psychological Association
Women Business Owners
Woodland Park Zoo

Government and Education

Clark County (Nevada) Department of Family Services
Committee to End Homelessness in King County
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at UW
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Palo Alto Unified School District
The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at UW
Port of Seattle
University of Washington
University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences
University of Washington College of Engineering
University of Washington College of the Environment
University of Washington School of Drama
UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
Washington State Children’s Administration 


Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR)
Cornerstone Advisors
Umpqua Bank

 And additional private organizations and high net worth individuals on our unpublished client list.


Services -

Audience Understanding

Communications-focused qualitative research and stakeholder engagement studies. Strategic communications planning that advances your objectives and aligns with your internal resources.

Actionable Messaging

Frame-based messaging architectures that connect to your audiences on a shared values level. Captivating keynotes, op-eds, storytelling and other thought leadership pieces that inspire support and engender understanding.

Communications Coaching

Custom, facilitated workshops for a few or for a crowd to sharpen messages and their impact. Includes media training, presentation skills training, strategic storytelling and similar. Individual coaching to bring out the compelling communicator in anyone.


Why We Work -

$3 million

Commitment from a donor after one presentation from a scientist coaching client.

100 +

Alumni of foster care, foster parents, grandparents and social workers media trained to become advocates for change within foster care systems.

$50 million

Committed to affordable housing in Washington state following implementation of new messaging by nonprofit advocates.


Increase in assets under management within three years of initiating a national thought leadership program for a financial services client.

Contact - Let's Communicate.

Inquiries and Speaking Requests


Tel: 206.409.4693

Recent Writings

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