Evoque is a boutique communications firm that specializes in creating custom communications programs for water-related organizations. We focus on helping our clients effectively engage with their diverse audiences, giving them a voice within the communities they serve. 
Outreach + Education + Events
2020 to 2021
Dear colleague,
I think most of us can agree that we can't wait for 2021 to get here! The question is, what's on your wish list for next year? (Aside from the obvious, like an end to COVID and the election hysteria, a return to "normalcy," the list goes on...)

But in all seriousness, now is the time to start creating that wish list of your 2021 goals and priority projects. Perhaps you've been wanting to create a water efficiency outreach campaign or a water education program for students, but you just haven't had the time or resources? Most of us have a big wish list but a small amount of time and money to bring it to life. This is where Evoque can help!

We can not only help you identify priority projects, we can also work with you to develop a strategic plan outlining a framework for achieving your goals. Start planning now and begin building a 2021 budget that will allow you to bring your goals to life!

All the best,

Natalie J. Miller & Jessica H. Ouwerkerk
Start Budgeting Now for 2021!
It may be fall, but for many organizations it's also budgeting season...that special time of year when we think about all the exciting possibilities of the coming year and plan out the new things we want to accomplish. As you begin preparing your 2021 budget, here are a few key questions to ask yourself...

  • What new things do I want to START doing in 2021? (Make a wish list!)

  • What resources do I need to bring those projects to life? (Think about staffing and other outside resources as well as internal funding.)

  • How will I justify new funding requests to my superiors? (Writing it into your budget is only half the battle.)

  • What is my plan of attack for ensuring I can do all these great things I've budgeted for? (Your time may be limited but Evoque can help!)

  • And finally, what do I want to STOP doing in 2021? (We only have so much time and resources, so kick those "dead dogs" to the curb!)

Budget time can be a stressful time, so please let us know if there's any way we can assist. Whether it's suggesting strategies and tactics or coming up with cost estimates, we want to help you make the most of this process so you can do even more in 2021.
Ouwerkerk hike
Miller hike
Just for Fun: Top 5 Colorado Hikes for Families
Here in Colorado, we are blessed to have an endless number of truly spectacular hikes available to us. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones your family will enjoy most. That's why our resident hiking pro (Jessica) has compiled a list of her top five Colorado hikes for families. She's currently on hike #51 of the year, and these are some of her favorites she's done with her kids.

Top 5 Colorado Hikes for Families:
  1. Lair O' the Bear Park: Easy, 1.5-mile loop with ample spots to picnic or play in the river. Kids love this spot!
  2. Gross Reservoir North Shore Trail: Easy, 1.7 mile out-and-back along the lake with great opportunities for fishing and rock climbing. Do this one before the trails are flooded during the pending reservoir expansion!
  3. Red Rocks Trading Post Trail: Easy, 1.5 mile loop through gorgeous red rock formations just south of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater.
  4. Emerald Lake Trail: Moderate, 4.1 mile out-and-back trail past multiple stunning lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Note: must pre-book a timed entry.
  5. Monarch Lake Trail: Easy, 4.2 mile hike around a scenic lake with lots of wildlife including moose! Stop in Winter Park for lunch or ice cream afterwards.

We hope you enjoy these beautiful hikes as much as we did! And please, send us photos if you decide to do them!
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