Who We Serve

Water Words That Work, LLC serves a unique but diverse clientele of public, nonprofit, and private sector professionals who share our mission to protect and restore our waterways and water supplies:
We help environmental professionals become outreach experts themselves

Environmental Professionals

We help environmental professionals sharpen their outreach skills and advance their careers. We offer a comprehensive suite of outreach and communications training courses designed just for you. Our students can earn CEUs for each online course they complete. Those who complete all of our core courses and a capstone project will receive a professional certificate they can put on their resume.

Federal, state, and local governments sometimes need the help of environmental outreach experts

Government Agencies

Red tape does not intimidate us! We work with local, state, and federal government agencies. We are one of the nation's top resources for local governments that seek to develop public outreach and education programs required for their MS4 stormwater permits. Many of our services are priced low enough for you to put them on your government-issued credit card -- avoiding procurement hassles altogether.

Nonprofit organizations sometimes need the help of environmental outreach experts

Nonprofit Organizations

We have designed many services to help local, grassroots organizations make a splash with their communications. We help your organization develop outreach, fundraising, and advocacy plans -- and we can train your staff on the skills you need to succeed. We can develop fundraising materials, petitions, annual reports, websites, and other outreach materials, or we can test the materials you have developed yourself. 

Prime contractors can subtract environmental outreach to the experts

Prime Contractors

Engineering and environmental consultants -- if you need to carry out a sophisticated or measurable outreach effort as part of your contract, give us a call. We have done some of our best work on subcontract to firms like yours and we are ready to do our part to make you look great in front of your client.

Foundations can help their grantees by hiring environmental outreach experts


Grantmakers hire Water Words directly for capacity-building efforts with a group of nonprofit organizations or to help a new nonprofit organization get off on the right foot. We are approved Technical Assistance Providers for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Chesapeake Bay Trust.