Strategic Communications

We take your complex communication needs and execute a plan that will help you achieve your goals.

Infrastructure Development

We assess, create and guide you on how to build or improve your communication infrastructure. Services include: auditing, content mapping, channel creation, training and more.

Content Creation

We create dynamic and compelling content to share your organization’s story. Content for: websites, social media, reports, presentations and more.

Grant Writing and Reporting

We get to know your organization's programs, goals and financial needs to develop funding request proposals to support your mission. Services include: grant research, proposal writing and report creation.


Nawe means “with you” in Swahili. And that’s what Nawe is all about. Our consulting agency values the client and consultant relationship. This is a priority for us. We know when our working relationship is strong, and we’re “with you” we can produce great works.

Mariah Owens founded Nawe in 2015 after more than 15 years in corporate communications. She and her team are passionate about creating accessible communications — so people from all backgrounds will be able to see themselves in the messages.

We value the big picture and pay great attention to the little details. When it’s time to communicate, we know your master message is just as important as your 100-character tweet. It’s all your message and we take great care in developing, reviewing and delivering dynamic and relevant content.

We listen to your needs, thoughts, opinions and worries. Communication strategy planning takes time, knowledge and expertise. As content gathers and creators, we work closely with stakeholders to build out a plan to meet your needs no matter where you are on the journey.

We create compelling content that breaks through the noise and clutter that fill our days. We’re storytellers who understand the value of a strong and consistent narrative and what it can do for your organization



Mariah Owens

Mariah Owens

As the founder of Nawe, Mariah Owens has more than 17 years of experience in developing and implementing large-scale communication programs in Fortune 50, non-profit and academia. She is a results-orientated leader who has a collaborative spirit and a passion for authentic communication.

Jessica Hauser

Jessica Hauser

Jess has more than 15 years of experience in strategic business communications at Fortune 500 companies. Using her grant writing and advocacy skills, she is a passionate, persuasive advocate for non-profit organizations.

Heidi Raschke

Heidi Raschke

Heidi has more than 25 years of professional communications experience with a track record of leading collaborative teams to innovate using traditional and digital media. She is a steadfast believer in the power of storytelling to change lives.