While feasibility is often viewed as the first stage of a PFS project, there are a number of steps communities must take before entering into a full-fledged feasibility assessment — what we call “pre-feasibility.”
The purpose of pre-feasibility work is to determine whether PFS is an appropriate and viable option for addressing the social issue at hand.
Communities often begin by convening a small group of key stakeholders, including community service organizations, business leaders, foundations, government, and other civic leaders. They discuss the social issue problem, the outcomes they aim to achieve, and potential alternatives for issue intervention.
What We Do
We help guide clients through this process by acting as a facilitator and strategic advisor. We help identify and coordinate with key actors, develop materials to share with stakeholders, and conduct preliminary assessments to aid the community’s decision whether to pursue a PFS project.
If the community determines that PFS is an appropriate option, we help create timelines for strategy development, feasibility, and potential construction. We also begin to garner support for the proposed intervention program from key constituents.