Get on an alternate path of possibility and hope.
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation provides you with the orientation, practices and tools to make choices and work with others to create change.
The Turning Outward approach helped this United Way go from being seen primarily as a "pass-through" for money from donors to agencies, to a credible leader that could be a backbone for supporting large-scale action on education.
A local education foundation Turns Outward and uses knowledge from the community to build public will to drive major changes in education in a community where meaningful progress had been absent for years.
A public radio station in Las Vegas, Nevada, learns how to put the community at the center of their decision making, which leads to changes in what they cover and how they see their role in the community. All of this leads to more listeners and more resources.
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We've helped people and groups in communities across the world bridge divides and find common ground on complex and sometimes divisive issues.
Our approach has spread to all 50 states in the U.S. and 40 countries. We have partnered with some of world’s largest nonprofit networks, including AARP, the American Library Association, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Goodwill Industries International and United Way Worldwide.
We've formally trained more than 5,000 public innovators to Turn Outward, while thousands more are using our frameworks and tools on their own.