Our Work

Consulting for organizational growth and transformation

We provide consulting in a wide range of areas, from capacity-building to collective liberation, all toward the end goal of helping organizations transform to be better aligned with their social justice vision and values.

We offer:

  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Anti-Oppression Organizational Assessment and Transformation
  • Policy Support
  • Agenda Design
  • Customized Support

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Additional Services

AORTA may be available for a range of other services, including sitting on panels, job coaching, coordinating panels, coordinating co-op tours, keynote speaking, curriculum development and review, conference planning support, and more. Contact us to inquire about availability.

Facilitation and Training

Our facilitation style is highly interactive, whether we’re facilitating meetings, workshops, or other collective processes.

We offer:

  • Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
  • Workshops and Trainings
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Conflict Mediation and Communications

Read more about our facilitation and training services.

View a selection of workshops that we've offered in the past.

Client List

Below is an abbreviated list of some of our clients. 

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Co-ops, Collectives, and Cooperative Movement Organizations

Arizmendi ValenciaArizmendi Emeryville, and Arizmendi Lakeshore

Berkeley Student Cooperative

The Cheeseboard Collective

CoFED- Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive

Design Action Collective

Ecomundo Cleaning Cooperative

Equal Exchange

Mariposa Food Cooperative

National Cooperative Business Association

New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives

North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)

Pangea Legal Services

People's Grocery (Oakland)

Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance

Project Equity

Sustainable Economies Law Center

US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

Weaver's Way Co-op

Worcester Roots Project

Grassroots & Non-profit Organizations


Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS)

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Chicago Religious Leadership Network

Children's Community School (Philadelphia)

Communities United Against Violence

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Committee

Energy Action Coalition

Girls Rock Camp Alliance

GRID Alternatives

Justice Now

La Voz Latina San Francisco

Minneapolis Bike Coalition

National Lawyers Guild

Neighborhood Bike Works

The Network/La Red

New Economy Coalition

The Philadelphia Collaborative to End Chronic Street Homelessness (Bethesda ProjectProject H.O.M.E.Pathways to HousingHorizon House)

Planned Parenthood

Queer Youth Space


Regenerative Finance

Southern Maine Workers Center

Tenants Together


Academic Institutions & Student Organizations

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UC Santa Cruz

The Cooper Union

Education for Sustainable Living Program, UC Davis

Evergreen State College

Guilford College

Haverford College

The Netter Center at UPenn

Oberlin College

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Seattle University Law School

Simmons College

Smith College

Swarthmore College

Tulane University

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

UMass Amherst Student Co-ops

University of Michigan School of Social Work

UPenn City Planning Program

Wesleyan University

Yale University

Conferences and Summits

Facing Race Conference

Worker Cooperative National Conference

NYC Worker Co-op Conference

NASCO Institute

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy

Western Worker Cooperative Conference

Allied Media Conference

International Girls Rock Camp Alliance Conference

Pedogogy and Theater of the Oppressed Conference

National Cooperative Business Association Annual Conference

Power Shift

Common Bound Conference