...of Americans are hopeful businesses will take the lead to drive social and environmental change moving forward, in the absence of government regulation.

...will refuse to purchase a company’s products or services upon learning it supported an issue contrary to their beliefs.

...want companies to address important social justice issues.

...will purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about.
2017 Cone Communications CSR Study

Defining community is difficult.  

It is not an observable fact or event.  But, we all know it when we feel it.

In my experience, community consists of people, space and common bonds.  Everyone want to feel a sense of belonging and agency, but not everyone does or can.  Often we know the challenges of our communities, but do not have the resources to affect change.  Other times, we have the resources, but do not know how to get involved.  Innovation and opportunity exists … they just aren’t evenly distributed yet.  Our job is to tell the story of belonging and agency.  


We use human-centered design - an empathy-based, creative approach to problem solving - to help mission-driven organizations amplify their impact.  We work side-by-side with our clients to gain first-person insight into both large and small problems to create first-person solutions.  Most often, we partner with clients to re-imagine their vision, focus their strategy and design innovative programs.  Each collaboration is one-hundred percent tailored to the Client’s needs.  


We are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.  So, we partner with clients to spur social innovation that creates more equitable, just and prosperous communities.  We work with a diverse range of private, non-profit and public sector clients to ensure our design-learning remains adaptive, creative and forward-thinking for our clients and peers.

Brands we have worked with: