Our Work

Rouson Associates’ practice contributes to strong, resilient groups that transform movements for justice

JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity-Inclusion) consulting

Organizational change assessment and action planning

Nonprofit governance and leaderful organizations

learning initiatives

Public speaking and cultural organizing


  • Support formation, learning, strategy development and generative role by organizational change teams  
  • Conduct organizational assessments by reviewing background material, interviewing key staff and board, administering and analyzing survey data 
  • Guide Ford Foundation Organizational Mapping Tool process to build consensus on top priorities for organizational change
  • Conduct internal racial equity audit with extensive background review, survey, interviewing of internal and external stakeholders 
  • Present findings and lead dialogues in the staff and board to support organizational change
  • Design and facilitate all-staff, board-staff, or board learning intensives for content knowledge (racial equity, sexual harassment, nonprofit governance) and skill-building (such as courageous conversations, giving/receiving feedback)
  • Design and facilitate senior leadership team retreats 
  • Provide and coordinate coaching for key leaders across positional levels
  • Co-facilitate conflict transformation dialogues
  • Offer recommendations for ongoing ways to deepen understanding and improve practices
  • Teaming to offer learning with close attention to full language access for engaging non-English monoligual and bilingual staff, gender expression inclusiveness (i.e., non-binary, trans), and different geographic bases
  • Support board and executive leadership transitions
  • Facilitate issue dialogue to identify challenges and solutions on complex issues (such as women of color and HIV/AIDS, grantmaker support for advocacy, etc.)
  • Speaker/session leader for numerous conferences such as Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Grantmakers Income Security Task Force, Grantmakers for Children Youth and Families, Community Investment Network, Nonprofit Missouri, Maryland Nonprofits


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