Consulting Services - Business Planning
Root Cause specializes in helping organizations develop rigorous business plans focused on accelerating growth and building a foundation for sustainability. These plans are developed using a social impact model that encompasses every step of the plan—from the definition of the social problem and the articulation of a vision of success through the development and implementation of an operating model.
- More than Wheels: Formerly known as Bonnie CLAC, More than Wheels hired us to create a strategic business plan, which also included an interactive financial model. We analyzed and streamlined the operations process for efficiency and developed a business plan that provided a road map for the organization and supported fundraising. As part of the business planning process, we helped More than Wheels organize their staffing and organizational structure, performed an analysis showing the cost savings of the operational model, and created a framework of indicator targets to reach over the five years of the business plan.
- Business Planning for Enduring Social Impact: A Root Cause How-to Guide - This practical guide provides an introduction to business planning for enduring social impact and leads readers through a four-step process for creating an actionable business plan. The book draws on Root Cause’s unique business planning methodology, developed through consulting engagements with dozens of organizations and through Root Cause's experience with the social enterprise initiatives that it has started and grown.