We believe in the power of cross-sector partnerships to create long-term change


Nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, and community leaders need to work collaboratively across organizational and sector boundaries in order to address complex challenges. 



From assisting leaders with formation, structure, and trust-building to developing a shared understanding of root causes, systems change strategies, and collective accountability measures, our work encompasses every phase of partnership building.


“Cassandra easily speaks the languages of both corporate leaders and community advocates. She has hands-on experience in the business, community, nonprofit, and government worlds, which she combines with up-to-the-minute cross-sector partnership leadership skills. She brings strategic thinking about the setting, participants, agenda, meeting outcomes, and the best ways to achieve these to every event. She was a key ingredient working in visible and invisible ways that lifted our cross-sector partnership in King County, Washington, to its highest potential.”

– Kirsten Wysen, King County

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We strengthen cross-sector partnerships by:

  • Defining initial structures, compositions, and roles

  • Facilitating team and trust building, including providing tools for working across boundaries and encouraging courageous conversations

  • Developing a shared understanding of the problem with an emphasis on discovering root causes, disaggregating data, and identifying racial and other disparities

  • Identifying leverage points and aligning strategies to address issues at systemic levels 

  • Co-designing and facilitating partnership meetings and retreats

  • Providing ongoing coaching for collaborative leaders at both staff and governance levels



Cross-Sector Partnership Project Highlights

ReThink Health Ventures

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Kern Pledge

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Banner Image: King County ReThink Health Ventures Team