“Can you imagine the impact if every talented professional joined a cause at the heart of their passion? Can you imagine the tsunami that would result if each individual approached their social mission with the same zeal they deliver at home and work? It would be game-changing. In truth, we don’t have to imagine. It’s within reach.”
- Rob Acton, Principal & Founder
Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Foundations
We provide strategic consulting to CSR teams & corporate foundations, helping them maximize their business & community impact.
We help social good organizations optimize board performance through customized engagements designed to diagnose the root problem, develop an informed action plan & deliver solutions.
We help nonprofit boards develop into fully-engaged governing bodies, working in powerful collaboration with the chief executive.
Cause Strategy Partners has been a key partner in the Heckscher Foundation’s Venture Philanthropy, fostering collaborations between nonprofits, for-profits, and the public sector toward a common goal. Through highly successful programs that we funded and Rob led, we were able to leverage the talents of young professionals as board members for youth-serving non-profits.
Peter Sloane, Chairman and CEO, the Heckscher Foundation for Children
BoardLead has been transformative for the Center for Arts Education. The board members you placed with CAE are engaged on the issues, generous with their professional expertise, and energetic networkers.
Jill Braufman, Board Chair, Center for Arts Education
Rob partnered with our team to imagine what a comprehensive board seat program at McDonalds could look like. His insights helped us design an approach to consider all necessary internal and external perspectives and needs. He is a strategic, out of the box thinker which helps his partnerships deliver beyond expectations.
Monica Tijerina, Director of Global Community Engagement, McDonalds
I am always struck by Rob's understanding of the social sector, his creativity in posing solutions, and his adeptness in understanding people’s differences and how to address theirs needs, concerns and aspirations. Rob understands that diversity is who we are, but more importantly, he is keenly aware that inclusion, how we work together, is paramount to solving the social challenges at hand. Rob inspires people to contribute.
Jorge Quezada, Chief Diversity Officer, Kraft Foods Group
As [former] Executive Director at the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), I have had the pleasure of working with Rob for several years. Rob brings extraordinary knowledge, expertise and strategy to nonprofit governance. Rob’s work with AVP’s Board has resulted in an annual Board evaluation survey, annual priority setting, smarter generative Board meeting agendas and strategic plan goal implementation. Because of Rob’s work, AVP’s Board has more and better information with which to effectively govern the organization.
Sharon Stapel, President & Executive Director, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York