Converge is a team of strategists and designers
who partner with others to tackle complex social and environmental problems.
Upcoming trainings and courses:
Leading Complex Collaborations: A How-To Course for Leaders, May 10-31, Seattle Impact Hub
Upcoming conference sessions and workshops:
The Foraker Group Leadership Summit, April 3-4, Anchorage AK
Building Networks & Strengthening Collaborations for Great Impact, April 19, Seattle Impact Hub
WA Nonprofits Conference "Network Leadership Master Track", May 17, Seattle WA
The follow-up article to our 2016 SSIR conference session:
Publications in Stanford Social Innovation Review:
Converge is both a thought-leader and a team of accomplished practitioners who have led the creation of successful multi-stakeholder collaborations, partnerships, and networks in fields as diverse as urban revitalization, healthcare, financial resilience, policy advocacy and implementation, and environmental conservation and stewardship.
To each engagement we bring expertise in systems and design thinking and in organizational and network strategy, combining strategic rigor with creativity and heart. We have extensive experience partnering with committed leaders to build successful complex collaborations, turn around lagging collaborative efforts, and help organizations scale their impact through a network approach.
Social network analysis allows you to visualize and better understand the key actors, roles, relationships, and flows of information across your organization or network.
Current and recent organizational partners include:
Converge is a unique network of strategists, designers, systems thinkers, facilitators, and researchers. We partner with foundations, organizations, and network leaders to tackle the most complex problems we can find. Let's connect.
Sense Making is developing a deep and meaningful understanding of the complexity of the problem you're trying to solve.
Solution Making is making smart, strategic decisions about the optimal path forward.
“The quality of results produced by any system
depends on the quality of awareness from which people in the system operate.” Otto Scharmer