We’re fighting division and contempt at their source

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Who We Are

A Strategy Hub for the Fight against Division and Bigotry

The Foundation for Inclusion (FFI) is taking on just about the hardest problem there is: changing society to build cohesion and inclusion — and resist the forces that divide us.

Whether you’re conservative or liberal, an investor or a philanthropist, in business or in advocacy, progress on just about any issue you care about is at risk when your country is as divided as it’s becoming today.

How do you change contempt, bigotry, and division at mass scales?

You do it collectively and strategically.

We’re making that possible.

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Become an Inclusion Partner

You’ve been generous in your support to charity and political action but are afraid it might all be for nothing if current trends continue. Become an Inclusion Partner today and help us build sustainability into social progress.

Be one of the first 10 to sign up and be recognized as a “Founding Includer”! → Learn more

What We Do

We discover and incubate powerful innovations, high-level strategies, and shrewd coalitions that build civil, peaceful, and inclusive communities and societies—at home, abroad, and online.

We collaborate with nonprofits, social enterprises, philanthropists, impact investors, communities, and multi-sector coalitions — as long as you’re serious about promoting social cohesion or defending disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, we’ll help you discover new and better ways to achieve your objectives.

We’ll use, retool, or develop advanced techniques — dynamic modeling and strategy design, rapid prototyping, a/b testing, behavioral nudging, collective-impact organizing, etc. — to help you build or redesign products, services, media content, and strategies in ways that measurably achieve social good.

Keeping a society together takes collective effort, and our three programs are designed to make collective strategies successful — by focusing, respectively, on the whole, the parts, and the gaps:

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    Collective Strategy: The Whole

    Making implicit collective strategies explicit: How does your work fit in to the bigger picture?
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    Impact Incubator: The Parts

    Helping nonprofits, social enterprises, and businesses discover their best contributions to social cohesion
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    Inclusion Incubator: The Gaps

    Filling gaps in collective strategies with in-house initiatives and a social-enterprise startup incubator
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Our Programs

FFI’s staff and principal advisers have the experience and expertise to retool private sector and social science techniques — a/b testing, dynamic modeling, rapid prototyping, etc. — to help nonprofits, social enterprises, and mass-market products and media live up to their potential as unifying forces in society. We use these tools with coalitions (to see the whole picture), with organizations (to strengthen each part of the picture), and in our own initiatives (to fill in the gaps). Tap or hover for more.

Collective Strategy

Collaborating with philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, organizations, coalitions, investors, and business leaders working toward related goals. We make implicit collective strategies explicit.

"The Whole"

FFI's Collective Strategy Program helps paint the big picture so you can see more clearly how your work fits in to the collective effort

Impact Incubator

Collaborating with nonprofits, social enterprises, and businesses. We help you discover what impact you're really having on cohesion and inclusion and experiment with tweaks to strengthen it.

"The Parts"

FFI's Impact Incubator is like your personal trainer: you're still doing the heavy lifting, but our techniques make you even stronger.

Inclusion Incubator

Identifying and filling gaps in collective efforts. We launch in-house initiatives (and spin them off later as independent organizations or movements) and incubate social-enterprise startups.

"The Gaps"

FFI's Inclusion Incubator uses "lean" methods to test, tweak, and validate ideas, initiatives, product designs, and business models

Our First Initiatives

The Foundation for Inclusion is advised by a score of experts, and our Inclusion Incubator is already working on nearly a dozen technology, coalition, and other partnerships. These will enable us to build capabilities and launch initiatives such as the following.

Impact Accounting

How can organizations achieve the most social good with the capabilities they have?

Impact Accounting

A platform and service linking internal capabilities to societal dynamics to test and monitor strategies and discover highest-leverage paths of influence

Empathy Trolls

What is the most effective way to counter Internet trolling and outrage media?

Empathy Trolls

Large-scale, automated experiments testing a range of strategies for neutralizing hateful and divisive speech online

Bridge Identities

What is the most effective way to overcome personal biases based on identity differences?

Bridge Identities

Networks of multiracial families (and supporting organizations) in divided communities, testing strategies for reducing bias through personal connections

Get in Touch

We’d love to welcome you as a volunteer or collaborator! If you are interested in working with us or have any other thoughts you’d like to share, please fill out the form below. We will never sell your email address.