Results & Impact

Prospective client-partners understandably ask,

“What will result from the engagement?”

The most honest answer is,

“It depends. And mostly on you.”

OpenSource consults to foundations, funder networks, nonprofit advocacy organizations and coalitions, and leadership development programs around the country. By its nature, equity is adaptive and contextual – it depends on what is both needed and possible at a given point on a group’s journey, and what the appetite for change truly is. It is desperately urgent – literally life and death – and yet also must be deliberate and iterative. 

 

Through our work together, groups have achieved results such as… 

  • Re-imagined their organizational purpose and identity as “accomplices” to racial justice and liberation.
  • Initiated strategies and programs to advance racial equity as an inextricable part of achieving the mission, regardless of what it is. 
  • Articulated equity principles that guide every decision.
  • Re-designed their staffing structure to shift and share power internally and to be in right relationship with community.
  • Used their voice and access to challenge and change unjust systems.

Recent and current client-partners include:

 

FUNDERS & FUNDER NETWORKS

AMY MANDEL AND KATINA RODIS FUND

ANDRUS FAMILY FUND

BLACK BELT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

CONE HEALTH FOUNDATION

CONSUMER HEALTH FOUNDATION

ELMINA B. SEWALL FOUNDATION

EMERGING PRACTITIONERS IN PHILANTHROPY

FUNDERS FOR LGBTQ ISSUES

FUND FOR SHARED INSIGHT

FUNDERS FOR REPRODUCTIVE EQUITY

FUNDING EXCHANGE

GEORGE GUND FOUNDATION

GRANTMAKERS FOR EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS

GRANTMAKERS FOR SOUTHERN PROGRESS

THE HEALING TRUST

JOHN REX ENDOWMENT

LAUGHING GULL FOUNDATION

MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

MAINE HEALTH ACCESS FOUNDATION

MAINE INITIATIVES

MARY REYNOLDS BABCOCK FOUNDATION

NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIVE PHILANTHROPY

NC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

NC NETWORK OF GRANTMAKERS

NEIGHBORHOOD FUNDERS GROUP

NELLIE MAE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

NEW MORNING FOUNDATION

OAK FOUNDATION

RICHMOND MEMORIAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

SURDNA FOUNDATION

TRIANGLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

WILLIAM CASPAR GRAUSTEIN MEMORIAL FUND

WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION

Z. SMITH REYNOLDS FOUNDATION

Advocates

ACLU of NC

Alliance for Justice

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and State Priorities Partnership

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest

Cleveland Transformation Alliance

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Conservation Trust for NC

Democracy NC

EarthJustice

ECO-Action

El Pueblo

Equal Justice USA

Guttmacher Institute

Highlander Research and Education Center

Ipas

National Institute for Reproductive Health

NC Conservation Network

NC Early Childhood Foundation/Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

NC Partnership for Children

NC Racial Equity Network

The Conservation Fund Resourceful Communities Program/Common Ground Collaborative

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

SC Association for Community Economic Development/Rural Resources Coalition

Southern Poverty Law Center

Student Action with Farmworkers

Teaching for Change

The Nature Conservancy in Maine

United for a Fair Economy

Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)

Leadership Programs & Capacity Builders

American Society on Aging New Ventures in Leadership

Center for Creative Leadership and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Executive Nurse Fellows Program

Center for Whole Communities

Charlotte NC-based Community Building Initiative, for local leaders across sectors

Common Future (formerly BALLE) Foundation Circle

Everyday Democracy

Grassroots Solutions

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Kansas Leadership Center

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Universidad Sin Fronteras

Wildacres Leadership Initiative

Funder Initiatives to Support Grantees

Consumer Health Foundation

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Racial Equity Learning Cohorts

Local rural leaders in Rockingham County, NC

Policy advocates through the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities State Priorities Partnership

Southeastern Council of Foundations

Vermont Racial Equity Learning Community – five organizations serving women and girls