Converge is a team of strategists and designers
who partner with others to tackle complex social and environmental problems.
To address the complex challenges of our day, we need to be smarter together than we are alone. But effective collaboration, particularly across organizations, is hard: the research shows that that we tend to be worse at solving problems together than we are individually.
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.
We bring to each engagement expertise in systems and design thinking and in organizational and network strategy, with extensive experience partnering with committed leaders to build new networks, turn around lagging collaborative efforts, and help organizations scale their impact through a network approach.
Current and recent organizational partners include:
Social network analysis allows you to visualize and better understand the key actors, roles, relationships, and flows of information across your organization or network.
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