We work with organizations to develop their "system capacities": the knowledge, skills, and processes to adapt creatively to complex environments.
We create spaces to help organizations think outside the project box and design adaptive program models that trust and invest in local communities.
We help organizations, groups, and networks understand the larger systems in which they operate and identify ways to make them more equitable, effective, and impactful.
Rules and habits favor solutions driven by a single organization.
We facilitate collaborative action to address broken systems and solve complex social problems.
Norms and bureaucratic structures reward external solutions from outside “experts”.
We work to redirect resources, leadership and power to local actors.
Incentives and funding models promote linear project plans focused on pre-determined outcomes.
We adapt to navigate complexity, embrace failure, and leverage learning.