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2022 Root Cause Strategic Plan

In 2022, Root Cause developed a new strategic plan to guide our work in helping nonprofits, public agencies, and philanthropies achieve their goals while advancing racial and economic equity and justice.
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AAACF Washtenaw County Healthy & Fulfilling Aging Systems Research Report

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and Root Cause worked together to develop a first-of-its-kind report to understand Washtenaw County, Michigan's healthy aging support system and what could be improved.
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2021 Root Cause Impact Report

The Impact Report highlights Root Cause's projects, events, and partnerships from 2021. Root Cause is a nonprofit consulting team that helps our partners drive effective and enduring social change.
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Responses to COVID-19: Challenges, Adaptations & Lessons Learned Among Nonprofits

Root Cause interviewed social service organizations across the United States to understand how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have coped with the unexpected challenges. This report includes insights, recommendations, and action steps organizations can take to help their staff and programs adapt successfully.
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Data and Measurement Capacity Research Brief

How can/should a social service or nonprofit program collect and use data to measure performance and progress towards goals and outcomes? What are some best practices?
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Staff Support and Performance Research Brief

How can social service and nonprofit programs better support staff members to promote their well-being and enable them to provide the most effective services?
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