Network Building

Coalition development. Partnership mapping and building. Thought leadership.  

Strategic Communications

Communications and marketing plans. Public relations. Social media. Message development and roll out. Staff and board training. Facilitation.

Meet Melanie Kadlic Meren


The process person. Defender of all things good and fun. Simply incredible. 

These are quotes from people who have seen me in action. I'm fiercely organized, passionate about children having meaningful learning experiences, and know how to communicate and build networks to create change. Having led MKM Strategies since 2009, I have the experience and drive to help education and business leaders create more streamlined internal work to serve the people who matter the most: children.  

Focus your work. Create connections. Change the world.

Organizational Management

Needs assessments. Work plans. Project manager. Adjunct team member. Your process person.

Education Expertise

Education policy. Early childhood. Nature-based and outdoor learning. Healthy school food. Time for play and exercise.  

Consulting Services