BoardLead elevates and transforms leadership in the social good sector by partnering with top companies and professional service firms to recruit, place, train and support talented professionals for high-impact nonprofit board service.
BoardLearn, our virtual governance training suite, fast forwards the impact of every new board member. This platform provides the information, skills, and confidence new board members need so that they are entering the board room passionate and prepared.
Our Founding Story
“So what kind of work do you do?”
Cause Strategy Partners Founder Rob Acton made a New Year’s Resolution in 2012 that after answering this all-too-familiar greeting, he would respond with a different question: “What causes do you support?” More often than not, talented and caring professionals found the question difficult to answer.
Despite exceptional skills, raw talent, unrelenting drive, and vast networks, few of these business leaders were leveraging their considerable resources to create stronger social good organizations and, in turn, more vibrant communities – even in the very places they lived.
Out of this experience, Cause Strategy Partners was born. Our passion is helping business professionals identify causes that resonate with their values and interests, ensuring that they bring the very best of themselves to the organizations they support.
Relationships: Nothing comes before people. We invest heavily in the people with whom we are privileged to partner.
Excellence: We never take shortcuts. We infuse quality into every action, every day.
Honesty: We don’t compromise on integrity. We believe in the power of authenticity.
Advancement: Our commitment to diverse, inclusive, and equitable leadership shapes every aspect of our work.
Creativity: We look for opportunities to design, innovate and take risks.
Delectation: We find great enjoyment in the work we do.
Cause Strategy Partners' Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Institutions are strongest when they fully integrate and engage the breadth of diversity that exists in our communities. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are inseparable from effective governance and leadership. Inclusive practices ensure that we go beyond platitudes and tokenism by giving voice, influence, and power to all who wish to productively engage in service of our mission.
Out of a shared commitment to practice what we preach, we invest our time, talent and treasure in learning about and from our communities, challenging our assumptions and inviting new insights as we champion authentic leadership.
Our Dedication to Social Benefit
Cause Strategy Partners is a purpose-driven enterprise that believes in harnessing the power of business for social good. We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation.
BoardLead is an award winning program that has received a number of honors, including:
- HR Tech Outlook Top 10 Leadership Development Consulting Companies (2020)
- RealLeaders 100: A ranking of the top 100 impact companies in North America (2019)
- Best For the World: Changemaker by B Lab (2018)
- Best For NYC: Changemaker by NYC Office of the Mayor (2017)
- Best for NYC: Honoree NYC Office of the Mayor (2016)