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Develop a Sustainable Business Model and Strategic Plan

Does your organization struggle to predict revenue or respond to challenges and opportunities? Let us help you create an actionable roadmap for the future.

Root Cause consultants can assist you in predicting revenue and assessing funding sources and earned income potential based on reality, not aspiration. Grounded in concrete research, Root Cause builds plans to help you maximize your organization’s potential – and improve the lives of the people you serve:

  • Our business plans are specific, measurable, and attainable.
  • Our actionable implementation plans can help you establish clear roles for staff and volunteers.
  • Our strategic plans can guide you in making thoughtful decisions which lead to greater sustainability and impact.


Why Root Cause

Root Cause understands that for-profit business planning models need to be adapted to the realities of the nonprofit sector, where the client who receives the service is distinct from the customer who pays for the service. Since 2003, Root Cause has worked with nonprofits, foundations, and government organizations to develop plans. We rigorously examine current and potential revenue markets to ensure that financial models are based on more than ambition.


“Root Cause prepared us to feel a level of confidence and comfort in articulating our work to key stakeholders. Through effective coaching and technical support Root Cause has helped us develop practical finance strategies, clear and concise marketing products, and a communications approach that have improved our success with funders, partners, and clients.”-Olga Price, Director, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Beyond theory, see Root Cause in action.

If you are looking for a partner who can help you build a sustainable business model that will guide your organization toward financial sustainability, fill out the form below.

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