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Amanda Rivera

Principal & Founder at Causa Strategies
San Juan, San Juan, 00907

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Contact Information

Company Name
Causa Strategies
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Causa Strategies Company Logo by Amanda Rivera in San Juan San Juan
Principal & Founder
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Email Address
San Juan, San Juan, 00907
Puerto Rico
Size of Organization Staff
2-5 People

About Me and My Work

What kinds of projects, tasks, or challenges do you typically partner with nonprofits on?
We love projects where design and planning interact with implementations and operations. There is nothing we enjoy more than seeing an idea or plan come to life and to help our clients get there. We offer services in three areas:
Strategic Planning and Design
We believe that thoughtful processes that are driven by data, research and the voice of stakeholders- particularly those directly affected-is the first step towards systemic change. In this area we provide the following services:
-Theory of Change
-Strategic Planning
-Operational Planning
-Resource Development Plans
-Landscape Analysis
-Logic Models

Policy and Advocacy
Our extensive experience in policy analysis and mission-driven advocacy has allowed us to develop unique methodologies and framework to help streamline and increase the effectiveness of policy and advocacy processes. We support entities with:
-Policy analysis and report development
-Policy agenda setting
-Advocacy plans
-Election period engagement

Implementation Support
Plans are an important first step, but without the right capacities and supports, many times plans are not properly implemented, leading to a breakdown between planning and implementation. At Causa we work with each client to develop a tailored plan of implementation and also support with the implementation.
-Strategy dissemination and management
-Executive coaching and team dynamic optimization
-Design and capacity building around critical processes
-Fractional support for operational functions such as accounting, communications, and board management.
Why would someone choose to work with you?
Pragmatic approach to planning: Our team is composed of professionals that were recently leaders in the nonprofit field. This means that we have a very pragmatic, hands on approach to our consulting. We make sure that if an organization is investing in planning, that plan is implemented.

Systemic change framework and understanding: We specialize in working with nonprofits that want to scale their impact. We have developed a framework for systemic change that allows us to guide our clients to the best strategy for their organization and context. It could be policy, evidence-based programming, research or ecosystem building... whatever it is, we are ready to not just help you think about it, but to get it done.

Multi-cultural and bilingual, Puerto Rico based team: Our team is comprised of professionals that have been successful in a range of contexts- from Washington, DC to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our DC experience brings a host of experiences and connections that allows us to deliver at a national-quality level. Our Puerto Rico experience means we also know how to create successful social enterprises in the context of limited resources and instability. There is no challenge too big you can throw our way! Also, our Puerto Rico location means that we can also orchestrate and coordinate retreats and events in this tropical and inspiring location with ease.
Key words and additional details
strategic planning, board development, public policy, advocacy, systemic change, ecosystem building, operational planning, policy agenda setting
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