About

Groundwork helps mission-driven organizations be more effective. This means working on both the organizational level through strategic planning, organizational development, team-building, recruitment, leadership challenges, and structures, as well as helping individual leaders develop impactful teams, create lasting organizational change, and find satisfaction in their careers.

Founded in September 2016 in the face of the United States’ increasing tilt toward authoritarianism and the rising climate crisis facing our world, Groundwork is about developing and supporting change-making organizations and their leaders.

Today, Groundwork focuses on four main services:

  • Strategic consulting for mission-driven organizations;
  • Leadership development for nonprofit leaders;
  • Recruiting consulting for mission-based organizations;
  • Retreat facilitation.

About Rainey Reitman

I founded Groundwork in September 2016. I am a writer, advocate, feminist, and management consultant.

In addition to my work at Groundwork Consulting, I co-founded two nonprofit organizations: the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Chelsea Manning Support Network. In different ways, both organizations are dedicated to empowering whistleblowers, supporting the future of journalism, and defending free expression online.

In addition, I serve as the Chief Program Officer of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the world’s leading civil liberties organization working at the intersection of law and new technology, and I’m a board member for the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web, which is advancing decentralized storage to ensure the permanent preservation of humanity’s most important information.

I live in Sacramento, California and I enjoy long distance backpacking, running marathons, and investigating digital currencies. Contact me to learn about my services or to discuss potential collaborations or follow me on Twitter.