Who We Are
The Foundation for Inclusion (FFI) is a not-for-profit social enterprise taking on just about the hardest problem there is: strengthening the sources of cohesion and inclusion in society against the forces of division and exclusion.
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 society’s underlying dynamics are as divisive as they’re becoming today.
How do you change divisive attitudes and behaviors at mass scales?
You do it collectively and strategically.
We’re making that possible.
I started the Foundation for Inclusion after years of research on social conflict and social change, because I think it’s important to recognize that stability and civility, which we all need to thrive, can’t be the responsibility of governments alone: people across the political spectrum, civil organizations, businesses, and investors all have contributions to make as well. Bob Lamb, Founder & CEO, Foundation for Inclusion
What We Do
We connect and strengthen coalitions across dramatically different sectors: nonprofits, for-profits, investors, philanthropists, organizations, individuals — anyone who’s serious about promoting social cohesion and defending the vulnerable. We help them become more strategic, more effective, and more connected.
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:
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 Work Depends on You
Making high-level strategy succeed requires experienced professionals, including some with technical skills not usually found in nonprofits. The Foundation for Inclusion Inc. was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in Washington, D.C., on October 11, 2016. Our 501(c)(3) charitable status was approved by the IRS on March 29, 2017 (EIN 81-4191731). Your donation today is tax-deductible in the United States — and will help us hire top talent so we can hit the ground running this summer!
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).
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