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.

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Our Impact


For Communities

We've helped people and groups in communities across the world bridge divides and find common ground on complex and sometimes divisive issues.


For Organizations

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.


For Individuals

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.