Change can be complicated. When you’re working at large scale, in multiple locations, at multiple touchpoints in people’s lives, or with a network of partners, it can be hard to make sure all the parts fit into a cohesive whole—and achieve your broader goals. That’s where Root Cause comes in.
Root Cause partners with foundations, government, school systems, and nonprofits to enact complex projects to improve lives across a city, county, or region. Our work has included supporting a cohort of nonprofits working on economic opportunity, a foundation’s commitment to decreasing youth violence, and a multi-sector early childhood education initiative.
We provide facilitation, strategic planning, project management, and implementation support. We can help you establish clear goals and build strategies to achieve them. Then we can ensure that the strategy gets executed and the project moves forward aligned with your vision, even if that means building grantee capacity and coordinating action among multiple stakeholders. Whenever possible, we prefer to engage individuals and families in the full project that will affect their lives, including their perspectives and voices in planning, implementing, and measuring the work.
Why Root Cause
Root Cause partners with leading foundations to design and facilitate complex local and national initiatives. We bring together key stakeholders to improve
the lives of individuals and families across a range of social issues.
Benefits to clients
Foundations, businesses, government agencies, and other stakeholders share expertise and knowledge, identify funding gaps, and align efforts for collective action
Benefits to clients
You position your organization as a community leader capable of bringing together diverse stakeholders to move the needle on a social issue
ClientYouth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative
Root Cause helped an early stage collaborative better define its strategic direction, solidify its structure, and determine how best to engage its members. READ MOREIssue Area: Education and Youth Development
ClientOpen Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Root Cause helped a national foundation with a well-established grantmaking program develop a new idea and incorporate input and buy-in from numerous and diverse stakeholders. READ MOREIssue Area: Education and Youth Development, Economic Empowerment
Root Cause understands that facilitating and managing complex projects requires a well-planned process. If you would like to learn more about how Root Cause can facilitate and manage your complex project, fill out the form below.
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