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Unlocking new gears for social impact

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Who We Are

Copper Strategic advises ambitious, mission-driven leaders in the non-profit and corporate sectors on effective social impact strategy. We unlock leadership potential in pursuit of social change. We believe the world needs a little more badassery for good.

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Our Services

Strategic Planning

It’s been said that even a half-baked plan beats no plan. We don’t recommend half-baked anything, let alone a plan. Also, not fans of cookie-cutter approaches, we tailor the planning process to fit your needs based on the time you have, the size and shape of your organization, its purpose, and budget. Most critical is that you and your team align to a north star, clear and supported by everyone.

Organizational Design

If your strategic plan has the juice it needs, your team should be all in. Are the right people in the right places? Do you need to consider some movement or training? Are you truly being deliberate and mindful about culture?


Ready to unlock a new gear of leadership? Then it’s time to put down some old habits of behavior that can hold you and your team back. When you’re ready to switch out what’s not working, we want to be part of the trip.

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Our Values


Embrace something larger than yourself.


Take a risk. Speak the truth. Put yourself out there.


Aim high and don’t apologize for it.


Insist on a high level of work, always.


Just GSD.

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We’re all human. We’re here on this earth together.


A tonic to be drunk liberally.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Copper Strategic co-founders Chris Korsmo and Sara Morris have dedicated their careers to fighting for equity, particularly in education, health care, and food access. As a woman-and-LGBTQ-owned firm, we bring our lived experience and our listening skills to help clients explore a full range of perspectives and possibilities.

We know that advancing a culture of equity requires humility, curiosity, and effort. We’re learning and striving, albeit imperfectly, in pursuit of a just and fair world where everyone belongs. Our driving belief is that words matter, and actions matter more. The pursuit of a more equitable society infuses everything we do.

“I do not know how we could have managed navigating the unknown journey of Covid without Sara and Chris.  Truly outstanding - resourceful, knowledgeable, responsive, and steady.  THANK YOU!!!” 

EVA COLLINS, Deputy Superintendent, Bellevue School District

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