We’ve worked with over 1,000 charitable foundations, nonprofits and multi-sector (public-private) coalitions to drive societal transformation in their communities on issues that matter, including: early childhood education, workforce development, conservation, affordable housing, college and career pathways, civic engagement, equity and inclusion, gender equality, social enterprise, economic development, reproductive health, financial inclusion, and urbanism. Through multi-sector innovation labs, facilitated board and staff retreats, professional development and capacity-building events, we’ve helped organizations, coalitions and networks gain alignment and traction on societal change strategies and actions, enact major policy reforms, deliver innovative programs and services, develop sustainable funding models, plan for succession, attract and retain talent, and improve communication and collaboration. We’ve also trained thousands of board members, executive leaders, staff and stakeholders in human centered design, network leadership, multi-sector collaboration and rapid innovation. We’ve worked with:

  • The City of San Jose, Verizon, AT&T and community members to expand broadband access to underserved communities.
  • The State of Hawaii and dozens of business, philanthropic and community partners to develop a roadmap and legislation to achieve digital equity and prepare all Hawaii residents to thrive in the digital economies of the future.
  • The Institute for Climate and Peace to implement its pilot concept and form its non-profit organization focused on peaceful and climate-resilient futures for the wellbeing of all.
  • Early Childhood Action Strategies to develop and launch over a dozen new pilot programs to improve outcomes for children and families in Hawaii.
  • The City of San Francisco to develop a centralized, online affordable housing portal and with local citizens to design and turn a reclaimed 17-acre parking lot into a mixed-use housing, retail and park environment.
  • Fresno Unified School District’s Office of African American Academic Acceleration to identify and address the fundamental causes for the discrepancy in academic outcomes between African American students and other demographic groups and to engage student voices in surfacing opportunities and solutions. 
  • The Hawaii Leadership Forum (Omidyar Fellows) board and staff to reimagine and implement a five-year, societal change strategy for its network of 150 cross-sector leaders. 

The Omidyar Foundation, The Points of Light Institute, The Asia Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Children Now, PBS, Fuse Corps, Nature Conservancy, Foundation, the Ford Foundation, ChildFund International, Early Childhood Action Strategies, Conservation International, AARP Foundation, Liliuokalani Trust, The Hartford Foundation, Natural Resources Legal Defense Council, Enterprise Community Partners, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Presidio Institute, the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, America’s Promise (GradNation), Build it Green, Stanislaus County Community Foundation, Fresno Unified School District, Santa Clara Unified School District, the Hawaii Leadership Forum, Kamehameha Schools, San Francisco Theological Seminary, American Association for Physician Leadership, Association of Test Publishers, Stanford University, and many more.