Rootcause
About Root Cause

ROOT CAUSE IS A PRAGMATIC PARTNER TO NONPROFITS, FOUNDATIONS, AND GOVERNMENTS.

What Drives Root Cause

OUR PASSION: Data, evidence, and generating high performance to improve outcomes, grantmaking, and, most importantly, people’s lives—faster, smarter, at greater scale.

For over a decade, Root Cause has pioneered an efficient approach to services in strategic business planning, financial sustainability, performance measurement, and assessments. Our team of consultants work with clients across the social sector, with particular expertise in education, employment and health. Together with leaders, we solve complex challenges, build capable organizations, assess impact, and implement what’s needed to turn strategies into action.

We help nonprofits generate high performance by:

  • Understanding how their performance stacks up against their peers;
  • Developing actionable roadmaps to grow their impact;
  • Putting them on a path to sustainability; and
  • Communicating their value to a diverse group of funders.

We help foundations and governments invest in impact by:

  • Developing, executing, and monitoring a strategy and a plan;
  • Building performance measurement systems to track the impact within and across grantmaking programs and initiatives; and
  • Assessing the impact of current or potential grantees.

Learn more about our high performance framework.