"Alan's deep experience in education journalism allowed him to masterfully distill a complex project of ours into a clear, compelling story. His process, built on careful observation and thoughtful engagement with families and team members from multiple organizations, positioned him to share our work from a place of compassion and understanding. We appreciated working with Alan, who pushed our thinking with his smart questions and delivered a unique, quality piece of writing that will help us better communicate our work with others for a long time to come."

         -- Amy Anderson & Rebecca Kisner
            Donnell-Kay Foundation


"It is a pleasure working with Alan Gottlieb, who impressed us with both his process and product. We had a project that required technical research, multiple interviews, policy analysis, and lots of original writing. We found all of what we needed in Alan. He delivered on time and on budget. And his work exceeded our high expectations.

We commissioned the report Pulling Back the Curtain: How Colorado’s transparency law sheds new light on school funding. Alan conducted the research, compiled the data, and wrote a compelling narrative to tell a complex story in an easily readable and highly effective way – just what we needed. 

What we appreciate most about working with Alan is his vast knowledge and familiarity with the convergence of our key issues, and the intricate interplay between education, policy, and politics. 

We strongly recommend Alan Gottlieb at Write. Edit. Think. and intend to continue utilizing his services and expertise."

-- C. Tim Taylor, Cofounder & Executive Director
     America Succeeds

"Alan Gottlieb, is a great storyteller who captures our nonprofit real estate work with an understanding of the many challenges we face as practitioners doing neighborhood redevelopment. Alan's years as a journalist and foundation program officer with a passion for urban issues uniquely position him to to tell our story effectively."  

         --Aaron Miripol, President
             Urban Land Conservancy

"Alan: I was absolutely riveted by your story about Manual’s boundary decision in the 1990’s.  It was a terrific story, provoking a ton of thoughts for me, and giving great insight into a decision that I had heard about, but nowhere near in the detail and nuance with which you wrote about it.  So, thank you for taking the time and care to write such a valuable piece."

         --Tom Boasberg
            Superintendent, Denver Public Schools