Sanitation is a fundamental part of a healthy, thriving society. Without safe access to sanitation, communities get sick with illnesses (like diarrhea) that disrupt progress - healthcare facilities get overburdened, children cannot stay in school and thrive, and people cannot improve their economic outlook. There is no focus on a specific region in the world - it exists in every country. Unfortunately, though the technology is available, current efforts struggle to achieve global goals for universal access.
That's where FLUSH comes in. FLUSH is passionate about making sure that this community keystone is available and works as best as possible. We don't focus on technologies - instead, we figure out how to improve internal management systems by supporting implementing partners and unlocking finance. We also raise awareness and build interest with edutainment.
FLUSH is a sanitation solutions superhero whose powers include education, advocacy, and consulting.
Founded in 2018, FLUSH is a women-owned firm focused on the “WASH” (water, sanitation, and hygiene) sector. FLUSH boasts a unique set of overlapping technical, process, and educational specialties. We cover three key focuses:
(1) building greater public awareness of sanitation;
(2) developing advocacy initiatives; and,
(3) enhancing professionalism in institutions working in sanitation.
We provide professional advisory and consulting services for the WASH sector. We help organizations and enterprises improve strategies and build capacity to unlock funding opportunities and manage sustainable business models.
We offer fun, "edutaining" classes and events about sanitation and hygiene for a wide variety of audiences - from the general public and children, to professional organizations interested in development and training opportunities.
Representative activity highlights from the last five years include:
Designing and leading a remote Rapporteur Program for the FSM6 Conference
Designing an M&E strategy for a funded project proposal
Creating a strategic communications strategy for sanitation in schools initiatives.
Developing a suite of monitoring tools for a coalition of hygiene kitting stakeholders.
Hosting and leading online and in-person sanitation events and classes with orgs like Brooklyn Brainery, NY Adventure Club, and DLDT.
Advising on water and sanitation business models and finance mechanisms for several different projects.
Researching water and sanitation finance mechanisms and developing strategic documents for water utilities with different USAID contractors in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Tetra Tech and RTI.
Research and report writing on environmental resource management topics in East Africa.
Led the development of an organizational business analytics strategy in Kenya. Also developed the organization's social impact methodology.
Credit: Maulin Mehta
Water & Sanitation Consulting
We provide professional consulting services for the WASH sector. We build capacity to address common pain points that make it difficult for the sector participants to unlock funding opportunities and manage sustainable business models. Our services include business management assessment; monitoring, analytics, and evaluation; strategic marketing and storytelling; and building engaging professional development programs. We also work with the private sector to understand their funding requirements and build their sector knowledge to help connect them to organizations ready to partner in mutually-beneficial relationships.
Edutaining Classes & Advocacy
Studies show awareness-building is critical to nourishing philanthropic movements and global change. With this in mind, we are dedicated to changing public perception of sanitation so that the “taboo” of toilets may be overcome. We believe that this enhanced awareness will result in greater experimentation, more innovation, and heightened interest in transforming sanitation in lives around the globe.
Want your community or team to learn more about toilets? Invite us to come present! Choose from one of our classes in our "menu," or let us tailor a class to your unique specifications.
Events Given Globally
People Reached in Events
Reached by Projects
"Kimberly had done an impressive job preparing a session that was highly tailored to this audience by incorporating content... Kimberly’s joyful attitude and energetic presentation style made the session fun, engaging, as well as effective and easy to follow."
- Darinka G, school event