"Grady and the team at Openfields are brilliant strategists who never lose sight of the most important fact: it's relationships – not programs – that transform lives. I count them as a trusted partner in our shared work to see communities come together to help kids in need."
Founder, Communities in Schools
"The Openfields' team extraordinary ability to get to know our organization and understand its complexities and needs, provide strategic guidance and thought partnership, and roll up their sleeves to make our success their priority, are unparalleled. Their team is in fact a part of our team and professional family, and their out-of-the-box thinking propelled us farther and faster in our ability to transform our vision and business models than we ever imagined. We look forward to many more years of thoughtful and successful partnership with Openfields."
COO, Reach Out and Read
"We worked closely with Openfields to launch the Institute for Sustainable Communities at Furman University. The team was integral in developing our strategy, articulating our new mission and vision, establishing clear timelines and goals, and assessing our programs. Openfields has been an amazing collaborative, innovative, and visionary partner. Their insights, systems perspective, and strategic guidance have been invaluable."
Dr. Wes Dripps
Executive Director, Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences Furman University
"While the current systems made us unable to imagine a different future for children and families, our work with Openfields helped us see the limits in our own thinking, and generate ideas and alternatives to challenge and transform the status quo."
Dr. Jackie Counts
Director, Center for Public Parnterships & Research (CPPR) University of Kansas