OpenSource Leadership Strategies, Inc.

732 Ninth Street, #534
Durham, NC 27705



Client Partners

The following list gives a sampling of the depth and range of our work.

Adelante Education Coalition (NC) – annual strategic action planning

Associated Press – diversity and inclusion curriculum development
and training

The Atlantic Philanthropies – grantmaking strategy and facilitation of grantee collaborative

Center for Community Self-Help (national) – capacity building to understand and interrupt structural racism

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (national) – network development and various strategic initiatives over five years, co-authoring Make a Difference for Your Cause: Strategies for Nonprofit Engagement in Legislative Advocacy and most recently spearheading CLPI’s national effort to identify and disseminate Smart and Ethical Principles and Practices for Public Interest Lobbying

Center for Whole Communities (national) – dismantling oppression/strategic culture change

Cleveland’s First Ring Superintendents Collaborative and Leadership Academy – network development and strategic planning

Community Food Security Coalition (North America) – strategic planning and network development

Crossroads Charlotte – ethnographic evaluation of county-wide civic engagement effort to build social capital across racial lines and other differences

East Carolina University, Office of Equal Opportunity and Equity – diversity and equity curriculum development and training

El Pueblo (NC) – organizational and leadership transition
Organizational and Leadership Profile)

Environmental Support Center (national) – clarifying theory of social change and strategic plan to enable organizational and leadership transition

Funding Exchange (national) – various engagements to support strategic culture change and anti-oppression efforts

Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati – advocacy capacity building and grantmaking strategy

Ipas (international) – Providers as Advocates curriculum development and training

John Rex Endowment (Wake County, NC) – grantmaking strategy and systems

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – core faculty for Academy for Leadership and Action, part of annual Creating Change conference (read press release)

NC Network of Grantmakers – strategy work with Race and Poverty Working Group and Community Foundations Working Group (read more about Community Foundations Serving NC)

NC Peoples’ Coalition for Giving – network development and knowledge creation with this multi-cultural statewide network of people of color that amplifies the wealth and power of giving, in all its forms, by people and communities of color (read overview)

Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington (DC) – produced report on Measuring Nonprofit Results

Progress Energy – gender equity curriculum development and training

Rocky Mount (NC) City Council – capacity building to understand and interrupt structural racism

STITCH (international) – strategic planning

Town of Chapel Hill (NC) – Special Committee to Consider Renaming Airport Road in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (read report)

United Students Against Sweatshops (international)
– strategic planning

Vietnam Ministry of Health – supervisory skills curriculum development
and training

Wildacres Leadership Initiative (NC) – program partner on this statewide leadership development program

W.K. Kellogg Foundation – supported racial equity grantmaking strategy, co-authored the report Building Capacity and Cultivating Interdependence for Racial Justice

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – supported faith-based grantmaking strategy and produced Advancing Fairness and Opportunity for All – Report on a Scan on NC’s Nonprofit Sector


OpenSource also partners with stone circles to offer the social justice leadership development program, “Sustainability and Solidarity: Deepening Social Justice Leadership for These Times,” in North Carolina.