Connecting Talent to Purpose

Cause Strategy Partners connects talented professionals to nonprofit board service opportunities in their communities and trains them for high impact from day one.

Cause Strategy Partners' flagship programs, BoardLead and BoardLearn, elevate and transform leadership in the social good sector by partnering with top companies, professional services firms and foundations to recruit, place, train and support their professionals for board positions with organizations making a difference in their communities.


Our award-winning national nonprofit board placement, training, and support program

BoardLearn & Governance Training

From our virtual training suite to live workshops, we provide governance training covering a wide range of topics and levels

Concierge Board Placement

Individualized nonprofit board placement and support for senior executives

Corporate Social Responsibility & HR/Talent Consulting

Strategic consulting to maximize your business and community impact

Board Members Elected
Nonprofits Served
Cities Nationwide
$ 0
in Committed Annual Donations

We work with some of the world's leading corporations, professional service firms, and foundations.

Watch our Recent Webinars:

Fireside Chat and Q&A featuring Anne Wallestad

Join Cause Strategy Partners CEO Rob Acton and BoardSource President and CEO, Anne Wallestad for a power-packed conversation about purpose-driven board leadership, setting a new standard to harnesses the unique collective power of the nonprofit boardroom.

Driving Value through Nonprofit Board Service: Data and Tactics for Your Company Strategy

Cause Strategy Partners is very excited to join forces with CECP to share frameworks for measuring the value of nonprofit board service for your employees and strengthening your own board service strategy. Hear from CSR leaders on how they are leveraging board service to advance leadership development, community engagement, and DEI strategy.
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One Year Later: An Update on Our Race Equity Commitment

On June 5th, 2020, I wrote to our community sharing Cause Strategy Partners’ message of solidarity and commitment. We pledged ourselves to an “action-oriented agenda,” promising to leverage “our core knowledge, assets and resources to be a part of the solution.” We also committed to measure our progress and report back in one year. That is my reason for sharing this update today.

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Board Service

BoardLeader Spotlight

Our personal interests and passions are a fuel.  When we move them to the forefront, we can engage in a purpose that is unique to each of us. This is what we need and hope for the social good sector and nonprofit leadership.  Purpose-driven board leaders have an incredible capacity to transform the board’s ability to accomplish mission.   So when

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Boardroom

Together, we go far. Explore our latest toolkit for identifying and assessing your board's gaps, while developing an equitable recruitment strategy for increased diversity that will strengthen your board.

How Can Cause Strategy Partners help you?