We started Fountainworks with a simple mission -- to help public leaders make a greater impact on their organizations and their communities.

Nineteen years and hundreds of clients and projects later, we’re still committed to the same goal.

The first part of making a difference is creating a good plan. The second part is acting on it.

We help you do both.


Our work falls into four areas: Strategy, Leadership, Partnerships, and Implementation.

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We develop powerful visions, plans, and research that guide decision-makers with a clear path forward.


We build strong, dynamic leaders and organizations capable of doing powerful work.


We create and manage game-changing collaborations that tackle big problems in new ways.


We work as core members of project teams to amplify the capacity of our clients to move projects forward.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen KellerAmerican Author

What could you achieve with the right support?

We'd love to help you get there.

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Case Study

Creating a local partnership for Jordan Lake

Hailed as a first of its kind collaborative planning body around water supply, 13 local elected bodies signed a memorandum of understanding for cost sharing, collaboration, regional water supply planning, and joint allocation request to the State of North Carolina.


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