What makes True Roots different?

More than 15 years of proven experience; familiarity with business, nonprofit, rural, and academic fields; trilingual language skills

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a set of tools to effectively assess, plan, and manage social responsibility projects for maximum impact

True Roots is

a consulting firm specializing in international development, social enterprise, and social responsibility initiatives

Who We Are

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in international development and social enterprise, with a focus on the coffee value chain, True Roots is a consulting agency specializing in the planning, assessment, training, and monitoring and evaluation of social responsibility initiatives.

Our team provides services throughout all stages of program development and implementation: from building a project from the ground-up, to intervening in an initiative already underway and in need of rescue. We provide the tools and support necessary to achieve impact.

MISSION:

We maximize the impact of your social responsibility program, bridging your needs with those of your value chain.

VISION:

We envision a world where communities, organizations and individuals are resilient, connected, and thriving.

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Summary of Services

True Roots provides the necessary strategies, tools, and support to effectively assess, plan, and manage social responsibility projects in Latin America and beyond.

We offer:

Project Assessment and Planning

Project Assessment and Planning

We assess social responsibility projects for businesses, nonprofits, and individuals, proposing strategies and tools for planning, risk management, and impact measurement. We do so with an honest, third-party  (more…)

Measuring Impact: Monitoring and Evaluation

Measuring Impact: Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation, an essential component of any project, has taken on a more formal and scientific complexity in recent years. This shift, however, need not leave anyone behind. (more…)

Training

Training

We design custom fit training programs, tailoring the language, educational tools, support materials, and content to fit you and your stakeholders’ needs. (more…)

Ethical Value Chains and Product Sourcing

Ethical Value Chains and Product Sourcing

We help develop value chains and business plans that support companies and producer groups in reaching mutually beneficial commercial agreements (more…)

Written and Visual Marketing Materials

Written and Visual Marketing Materials

Through photos, videos, and stories, we carry the voices of stakeholders and communicate the impact of your project to a wider audience. (more…)

Grant and Proposal Writing

Grant and Proposal Writing

As a trilingual English, Spanish, and French team, we provide the language and writing skills necessary to compose and edit documents required at any project stage, (more…)

Translation

Translation

Our extensive intercultural experience places us in a privileged position when it comes to translation—we are able to serve as translators not just of words, but of ideas and sentiments. (more…)

Donor Trips and Learning Tours

Donor Trips and Learning Tours

We offer extensive experience organizing logistics for educational trips and learning tours, having worked with a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of contexts: (more…)

What makes True Roots different?

– Expertise in international development, social enterprise, and social responsibility initiatives, based on more than 15 years of academic and professional experience in more than 30 countries.

– Integrative, intercultural perspective with trilingual language skills (English, Spanish, and French).

– Familiarity with business, nonprofit, rural, and academic fields, with an in-depth understanding of smallholder producers, the coffee value chain, and gender.

– Dynamic communicators and facilitators with a wide range of audiences, from farmers to business people to executives.

– Invited panelists and presenters at international events in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Latin America.