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Turn Outward

The Harwood Institute equips people, organizations, communities and networks with the tools to bridge divides, build capacity, and tackle shared challenges. By Turning Outward, we enable communities to become a collective force for change.


Work with Us

Mobilize & Inspire Your Community

Bring Rich to your community


Access Training & Coaching

Learn to Turn Outward to accelerate your impact


Join Provocative Conversations

Challenge conventional wisdom on critical issues


Create Customized Solutions

Innovate on challenges facing communities


30 years. 50 states. 40 countries. 

Started as a one-person social enterprise, The Harwood Institute has developed ideas and practices used to create change around the world.


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Meet our founder,
Rich Harwood.

Author, Speaker, Innovator

Rich Harwood founded The Harwood Institute in 1988. He was just 27 years old. Over the past 30 years, Rich has innovated and developed a new philosophy and practice of how communities can solve common problems, create a culture of shared responsibility and deepen people’s civic faith. His ideas and work are actively used across the globe.

Rich's Story →     Rich's Blog →


Chief Partnership Officer

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is seeking a Chief Partnership Officer.

Harwood Half Hour

The Harwood Half Hour podcast provides keen insight and advice on topics critical for work in community.

Studio on Community

Established in 2017, a unique space to address complex challenges through innovation and collaboration.


Rich's National Tour

Announcing Rich's National Speaking Tour: Finding Dignity, Hope and Community in America Today.

Our 30th Anniversary

Proof that we can get things done together! Click here to read stories of impact from our 30 years of work.