Act. Improvise. Overcome.
We create impact by
Supporting spontaneous leaders
We believe that even those who act can use help.
People who step up to help themselves and others often act even though they’re inexperienced, overwhelmed, or unsure how to move forward. We provide services to help them succeed.
We believe that acting starts with practicing.
We don’t want someone’s first crisis to be the Big One. We design immersive learning experiences that let people practice helping themselves and the people around them in a crisis. Then we teach community organizations to spread learning in their communities.
We don’t believe in guessing.
All of our work is grounded in proven research, systematic experimentation, and continual evaluation. We work with researchers to exchange ideas and methods across disciplines. If no one has the answers we need, or we need a dose of reality, we do our own research.
2021 Wildfire Advent Calendar
We are celebrating the 2021 holiday season with 24 days of giving!
Each day from Dec 1 through Dec 24, we will share a wildfire-related tip, bit of trivia or science. Follow us on LinkedIn, join our holiday mailing list, or check back here daily to join in the fun. Support our Wildfire Project by spreading the knowledge and making a donation.
From our blog
20 years ago today, on Sep 13 2001, I made a phone call. Today, I'm asking you to donate $20 to help create a more socially resilient world. Here's...
We talked to grassroots leaders in COVID-19 to understand what support would help them. This is what we take away.
At the start of the pandemic, we talked to 11 fascinating individuals about COVID-19 grassroots responses. Here’s what we learned. …
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