Rooted Strategies supported the Global Impact Investing Network as they embarked on their next phase of growth that required them to make difficult prioritization choices. Together we took stock of the essential ingredients needed to nurture a passionate, inspired, and powerful team ready to take on these new opportunities and challenges. >>
The Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative is a program of City Harvest seeking to increase food security for New Yorkers. Rooted Strategies facilitated a theory of change and strategic planning process that also supported staff to think more flexibly and critically about future programming. >>
Bedford 2020 faced a unique program planning challenge having already met its stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020 in the town of Bedford, NY. A victim of its own growth and success, B2020 needed to take a step back and plan. >>
The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is working to build an equitable and resilient food system in the Hudson Valley through its 1,255 education and demonstration farm. Rooted Strategies facilitated a five year strategic planning process including establishing an organizational Theory of Change. >>
MDRC is a 40 year-old social policy research and demonstration project firm that regularly hires Jessica to facilitate meetings and strategic planning processes with programs they are evaluating as well as inside the organization. >>
"Working with Jessica was a transformational experience, for both me as well as my organization. Her desire to build the capacity of an organization to maintain the work that she helps to create is an example of what sets Rooted Strategies apart from others. She challenges organizations to actively engage in and work towards leadership development necessary to manage change. I hired Rooted Strategies to complete a theory of change around food security. What I got was organizational alignment around purpose and role that enabled us to be responsive to these complex times. What I thought wouldn't be possible for years, she helped me to accomplish in six months. This was possible by her ability to facilitate hard conversations and training us in how to work in and embrace complexity thinking."
Kate MacKenzie, Senior Director of Programs - City Harvest