Spring Strategies is a future forward organization that supports and accompanies social and climate justice leaders in accelerating individual and collective capacity to solve the critical problems of our time. We offer programs that help these change makers thrive in complexity, gain fresh perspectives and forge powerful new pathways.

Spring (formerly Spring Strategies) was founded in 2004 by Ellen Sprenger and consists of a dynamic, transdisciplinary, global team of associates. We have been honoured to support over 500 organizations and thousands of individuals driven to create a more just world. As a result of our support in the form of coaching, trainings and facilitation of meetings and conferences they have become more impactful in their ability to make change.

How we work

Spring Strategies combines challenging conversations, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking with a drive for practicality and excellence.

Our approach is down-to-earth and based on cutting-edge ideas and practices. We provide customized support and encourage clients to step outside of their comfort zone, daring to leap.

The Spring Approach can be summarized as follows:


the challenges of our clients and the areas where they need support. Assessment, exploration and accompaniment.

Customize and Calibrate

our services to build on the unique strengths and potential of individuals and organizations at any given stage of development.

Bridge and Collaborate

between individuals, organizations, sectors and movements, as part of a larger ecosystem of interdependent relationships.


hearts and minds, actions, relationships and systems. Participants and organizations develop a ‘new normal’ and the tools to sustain it.

Sustain Momentum

through peer support, ongoing coaching and accompaniment, and continued education through online seminars and a community of practice.

Who we serve
Our story so far

Organizations supported


Individuals supported from 60+ countries 


Of Aha! moments


Cities visited with our services


Average satisfaction rate


Espresso machines that couldn't handle our pace

African Women's Development Fund
Akilid Dada
Amani Institute
Association for Progressive Communications
Association for Women's Rights in Development
CELS – Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales
Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen
Count Me In!
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM)
Ford Foundation
Foundation of a Just Society
Fund for Global Human Rights
Global Fund for Women
Human Rights Lab
Legal Resources Centre
LGBT Purge
MacArthur Foundation MacArthur Foundation
Mama Cash
Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Government.nl
Nobel Women's Initiative