Groundwork only partners with organizations and networks that are wildly ambitious and humbly-yet-madly engaged in the work. Here's what we do:

Board of Directors Governance Training and Facilitation

We support Boards of Directors in efforts to move toward the "Governance as Leadership" model, and to create structures of inclusion. We do this through training and ongoing facilitation with a focus on structures and reliable practices that endure beyond any individual. Healthy boards are the groundwork for all organizational endeavors.

Collective Impact and Network Model Implementation

We support collaboratives and networks in forming the practices and processes that allow them to move from talking about common problems to tackling them. The work to clarify shared vision and process that make room for partnership that activates collective action is the groundwork for successful collaboratives and networks.

Culture Creation & Maintenance

We work with individuals and teams using Gallup's evidence-based CliftonStrengths model to create a strengths-based culture. Understanding your strengths and building a culture of gratitude, recognition, and results is the groundwork for individual and team success.

Deep Listening & Design

We help organizations and groups listen to stakeholders and beneficiaries. We use practices like human centered design to create meaningful opportunities to learn from stakeholders and beneficiaries. Listening carefully to these groups is the groundwork for creating powerful programs and services.

Dynamic Strategic Planning

We employ conditions- and assumptions-based strategic planning that allows organizations to react and adjust course as conditions change. We zoom out to macro trends that may be well beyond the walls of an organizations, and zoom in to understand nuance in the lives of users/beneficiaries. We focus on plans that account for what's in your control, as well as what is not, as the groundwork for enduring strategic success.