We believe in the power of creative, collaborative leadership to transform our lives, organizations, communities and world. 


Open Impact is a strategic advisory firm partnering with exceptional social change leaders to envision, design and accelerate their impact.

Many of today’s problems are increasing in complexity, outpacing current solutions. No single organization or sector can solve them alone. Instead, we believe leaders today must be strategic, innovative, and collaborative in creating new approaches to social change.

At Open Impact, we work with our clients to develop these new skills, and to harness the best people, ideas and resources needed to create breakthrough solutions that can scale.



What We Do


We curate customized leadership and learning experiences that equip nonprofit and philanthropic leaders with the mindsets, tools and skills they need to deepen their effectiveness, build their organizations, strengthen their governance, engage their networks, and change systems. 


We take a distinct approach to developing program and grant making strategies for social impact, addressing big challenges with a customized process that integrates methodologies such as systems and design thinking to get to smart answers quickly.


We convene diverse stakeholders to collaboratively design solutions to complex problems with an eye toward sustainability and scale. We also design, catalyze, and support diverse networks that are needed to create systems-level change.

Our Client Partners

In our best work we act as one team with our clients, leveraging our respective strengths, co-creating solutions, and building our capacity together. Our clients represent a wide variety of social impact organizations and collaborations, and include the executive leadership of private foundations, family offices, donors at all stages of their giving journeys, and leading social entrepreneurs. Below is a partial list of our client partners:


Recent Projects