Tenacious Change LLC exists to animate and equip people, organizations, and communities to lead change for the greater good. 

We believe in nonprofit organizations and public agencies as catalysts for the greater good. We are passionate about the role of non-profits to create sustainable social change and achieve the greater good with and for the community.

We specialize in helping nonprofit organizations with:
  • Adaptive strategy planning
  • Community engagement and mobilization
  • Collective impact collaboration strategy
  • Talent management
  • Organizational change
  • Organizational and program resilience and sustainability
  • Board development
  • Leadership development and team development
  • Strategic conflict management
  • Evaluation services
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Tenacious Change is about making a collective impact that lasts because it is achieved by the community, for the community, and with the community. It is a way of organizing and working together to solve complex social problems through collective leadership, community engagement, and coordinated action. Tenacious Change is positive community change which is resistant to snapping back to the way things were before. Tenacious Change is both a framework and a set of operating principles that create the optimal conditions for the “better practices” to emerge through collective change leadership. To learn more visit Tenacious Change on the web or download the information below.

Our clients include local, statewide, regional, national, and international organizations and agencies.
In the past year Tenacious Change LLC’s work has included:
  • Guiding and consulting on a community change “collective impact” behavioral health initiative in West Palm Beach, Florida;
  • Business transition and succession planning with a family run business in New Orleans, Louisiana;
  • Leadership development with a statewide organization in Montgomery, Alabama;
  • Leadership development and adaptive strategy planning with a statewide youth-serving nonprofit in Jackson, Mississippi;
  • Implementation evaluation for a nonprofit in Alice, TX which serves all of South Texas;
  • Consulting on program sustainability with three educational institutions and one nonprofit organization in New York City;
  • Providing sustainability training and technical assistant for grantees nationwide funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and,
  • Facilitating a process for strengthening the culture of public agency in Rochester, NY.
In 2019 we worked with organizations throughout the United States and Canada. To see an interactive version of this map and to learn more about each of these clients, click here.
Since opening in 2013, our clients have included:
  • 1000 Feathers (Cayce, SC)
  • Advocates for Youth (Washington, DC)
  • Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health (Montgomery, AL)
  • Barclay College (Haviland, KS)
  • BeWellPBC (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Carry the Future (Glendale, CA)
  • Child & Family Resources of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Child & Family Services (Rochester, NY)
  • Child Trends (Washington, DC)
  • Cicatelli Associates (New York, NY)
  • Community Action Corporation of South Texas (Alice, TX)
  • Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo County, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Eastern University (St. Davids, PA)
  • EPIK Deliberate Digital (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • EyesOpenIowa (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Georgia Campaign for Power and Potential (Atlanta, GA)
  • GrantStation (Anchorage, AK)
  • Hawai`i Youth Services Network (Honolulu, HI)
  • Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (Chicago, IL)
  • Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (New Orleans, LA)
  • Iowa Department of Health & Human Services (Des Moines, IA)
  • Iowa State University Extension (Muscatine, IA)
  • JBS International (Washington, DC)
  • The MayaTech Corporation (Silver Spring, MD)
  • Metrix Marketing (Rochester, NY)
  • New York State Department of Health (Albany, NY)
  • Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (Portland, OR)
  • Palm Health Foundation (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Planned Parenthood Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Prevention Institute of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK CANADA)
  • Prevention Links (Roselle, NJ)
  • Project VIDA (El Paso, TX)
  • Rhodes Family of Businesses (New Orleans, LA)
  • Safe Harbor Children’s Center (Brunswick, GA)
  • Sexuality & Aging Consortium (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Sustainable Jersey (Ewing, NJ)
  • Tamarack Institute (Waterloo, ON)
  • Teen Health Mississippi (Jackson, MS)
  • Transylvania College – The Cambridge International School (Cluj, ROMANIA)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
  • U.S. DHHS Office of Adolescent Health (Rockville, MD)
  • United Way of Muscatine (Muscatine, IA)
  • University of Massachusetts – Donahue Institute (Hadley, MA)
  • West Virginia Free (Charleston, WV)
  • Young Women’s Resource Center (Des Moines, IA

Tenacious Change LLC is a limited liability corporation based in Laurel, Maryland. It was founded in 2013 by Tom Klaus, PhD who serves today as President and Senior Consultant.

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