Vision

Knowledge Designs to Change envisions a world where communities and the systems that guide access to services (e.g. education, criminal justice, health care, housing the economy, safety and security) are effective, fair, and inclusive, enabling all people to participate fully and reach their potential. Through civically focused knowledge partnerships, groups, organizations and networks can engage in inquiry processes to achieve robust outcomes for a prosperous society.

With this vision, Knowledge Designs to Change partners with philanthropic organizations, community groups, nonprofits, and universities and other public sector institutions to connect and deepen policy and practice efforts. We move toward this vision by aggregating the very best sector knowledge and serving as an accelerator for learning and innovation that generates solutions to the toughest problems. We strengthen change efforts through dynamic systems and leadership development focused on knowledge creation that directly leads to shared success and robust change outcomes.

Mission

At Knowledge Designs to Change, we believe that every community group, every nonprofit organization, every funder, every civic initiative, every public institution, no matter what size or monetary value, operates within a network of change potential.  Each change effort can help build a more equitable, engaged society and contribute to deep and lasting structural change.  Figuring out how to change, and how to advocate for change, is what we call knowledge work.