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YOU’RE CHANGING THE WORLD.

WE CAN HELP.

OUR FOCUS

We help the social entrepreneurs, governments, foundations, non-profits and companies working on the front-lines of America’s most pressing social challenges to deliver the impact that matters most.

 
 

OUR EXPERIENCE

We’ve helped our clients redesign aspects of the foster care system, create new strategies to help those leaving jail get back on their feet, reimagine how emergency departments serve patients, and develop apps that connect communities. Check out our services to see how we can help you.

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OUR SERVICES

IMPACT CONSULTING FOR LASTING CHANGE

Want to deliver deep, measurable impact that has wide stakeholders buy-in? We can support your team to gather more info about how best to benefit those you serve, and offer our expertise to develop new strategies, apps, and services.

STRATEGY FACILITATION & USER RESEARCH

Need help leading crucial strategy meetings, understanding what other key stakeholders are thinking, or learning more about which needs are most important to those you serve? Our Strategy Facilitation and User Research can help.

LEARN DESIGN THINKING FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Want to learn the methods we use to create social impact, ingrain them into your team, or learn the skills needed to switch into a career in social impact? Apply for a spot at one of our Social Impact Retreats or request our teachings at your office.

OUR INCREDIBLE CLIENTS


OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS AND NEWS

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Redesigning the Criminal Justice System in the United States

We are launching a new series on criminal justice reform that looks at the specific challenges we currently face as a country in our prisons and jails, how we got here, and what we can do about it. This first piece tackles the status quo, looking at the stats, and how the US adds up internationally.

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A Bold Judge in California Does More than Just Administer Jail Sentences

Read about Stephen Manley, part 2 of our series on Criminal Justice Reform, who is questioning whether our courts go far enough -- a jail sentence, he says, is not the answer.  The courts have to be far more involved.

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Our 2017 Impact Report

Last year we worked on criminal justice, helped redesign emergency departments, addressed education systems, and ran our award-winning program for high school students, Design the Future. Click below for the full report.


OUR METHODS AND WHY CLIENTS CHOOSE US

SOCIAL PROBLEMS ARE COMPLEX. They cannot be solved overnight. Our clients come from different background and are focused on confronting a diverse range of issues , but one thing that unifies them is the decision they’ve made to reach for outcomes that are better than “good enough.”

OUR CLIENTS CHOOSE TO WORK WITH US BECAUSE OUR PROCESS IS DIFFERENT….SO ARE OUR RESULTS.

We believe that meaningful design occurs out of co-creation, working together to find the solution rather than a top-down approach. Our process enables the end-users to be a part of the brainstorm, iteration, and experimentation that goes into building a new model, product, or service.  We help governments, businesses, non-profits, and educators innovate and solve problems through Human-Centered Design.