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About us


Root Cause is a nonprofit consulting team that helps drive transformative social change.


Root Cause supports our partners in creating strategies, structures, and processes that level-up their work and drive greater mission achievement. We do so through a  “web” of services—each of which can stand alone or be combined with others to create a holistic approach to the challenge at hand:



Our mission is to be a transformative partner in building, improving, and sustaining social change initiatives that enable all people to thrive. We help nonprofits, public agencies, and philanthropies achieve their goals while advancing racial and economic equity and justice.


Root Cause has been called “a catalyst for the nonprofit sector,” “suited for groups really committed to change,” and “purpose-driven consultants.” (We have also been called “amazing humans,” —we’re pretty proud of that one!) 

Our team has decades of professional and lived experience in many social issue areas, including: health and well-being; education and youth development; and economic mobility. For every project, we tap into our collective wisdom—gained through work in nonprofit direct service as well as from the government, philanthropic, and corporate sectors. We bring a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to bear on our strategy, collective action, and continuous learning and improvement work.  Our skill set includes strategic advising, coaching, facilitation, research and analysis, data collection, performance measurement, assessment and evaluation, program design, relationship development and management, project management, and hands-on implementation support.


Root Cause is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our EIN# is 20-0703238

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