Let’s redefine what’s possible.
Raben At a Glance
Delivering uncommon expertise and outside-of-the-box solutions in public policy, strategic communications, and organizational consulting.
- 6LocationsWe're primed for growth into more states
- 100+ChangemakersProof that a diverse group of people can excel at changing systems
- #1Minority FirmThe majority of our team identifies as a person of color, disabled, LGBTQ, woman, or immigrant
- 20+YearsFueled by insightful strategy, creative tactics, and plain old hustle
Driven By Our Values
Our talented and passionate team champions diversity, equity, and justice as core values that ignite our mission for impactful change in corporate, nonprofit, government, and foundation work. These values are not just words on a page; they are guiding principles that are embedded into our culture and client interactions.
A Transformative Approach
At Raben, our work isn’t simply transactional; we are driven to build lasting relationships centered around shared values and a collective vision for a better world.
We lead by example, going above and beyond to support our clients' goals. Our work to change cultural narratives, build coalitions, and fill unmet needs in society is helping to shift the faces of power and influence in America.
We’ve chosen client services as the manner through which we pursue our vision for a more equitable, just and fair America, because we’ve found this platform to be an effective means to engage the levers of power in our society — government, business, nonprofits, and philanthropy.
Hard Work & Humor
While we take our work seriously, we are not your average stuffy "suits." Behind our game-changing initiatives and groundbreaking campaigns, lies a team with a wicked sense of humor. While dropping truth bombs can quickly move the needle, we’ve also seen how a well-timed punchline can effectively break down barriers and keep us kind.
It’s this balance of hard work, humor, and humanity that helps us to find common ground among people who think they disagree, and change the way that power is distributed in leadership, government, and business.
From One to Number 1
Established in 2002 by Robert Raben, a former assistant attorney general, Raben began as a solo venture driven by a passion for impactful work.
Two Decades of Growth
Fueled by insightful strategy, creative tactics, and plain old hustle, the firm rapidly expanded, attracting talented professionals who shared a commitment to building a different kind of agency — one rooted in justice and equity, rather than mere profit and transactions.
Today, Raben stands as the largest majority-minority public affairs firm in the nation. Our client portfolio ranges from small, start-up nonprofits to some of the world’s biggest global corporations and foundations.
Strength in Diversity
Nearly 100% of our team holds one or more of the following identities; woman, person-of-color, LGBTQ+, person with a disability, religious minority or immigrant.
The Raben team proves that a diverse group of people from marginalized backgrounds can thrive at the highest levels of excellence, through commitment, deep thinking, a love of learning, creativity, and hard work.
Focused on Impact
Our extensive networks and deep advocacy roots within LGBTQ communities and communities of color — combined with our experience in politics and media — pave the way to unlock possibilities for real change.
We're dedicated to amplifying the power of forward-thinking leaders and organizations, fostering equity across sectors, and championing underrepresented communities. Our mission is to make corporations and philanthropies more equitable, organizations more inclusive, and to spearhead initiatives that bridge societal gaps.
We stand by our commitment to:
- Multiply impact
- Diversify representation
- Strengthen communities
- Channel resources effectively
- Create new avenues of influence
These non-negotiables set us apart.
We empower clients with purposeful leadership, navigating complexities with creativity and curiosity. Our cross-disciplinary insights and proactive approach drive progress and meaningful outcomes. We anticipate and keep seeking ways that we can move our client’s interests forward.
Integrity defines our commitment to providing precise solutions that don’t compromise on quality. We say what we mean and mean what we say. We set clear expectations, meet them consistently, and hold ourselves accountable to deliver exceptional results.
Our clients’ needs fuel our organization. We deliver — on time and with excellence — all while providing added value and insights. Because when you’re a client, your fight is ours and we want to do the best work possible.
Recognizing talent as universal but opportunity as unequal, we actively invest in leveling the playing field. Our commitment to equity drives us to identify and leverage resources for broader access.
Deeply rooted in our work for societal justice and equity, we approach our endeavors with heart, intent, and mutual respect.