The philanthropic world is changing. Boards demand measurable accountability for outcomes and impact. Communities, caught in shifts of demographics, economics, and politics need more—and more innovative—support. The complex challenges of globalization, migration, and climate change set the stage for more systemic interventions. The Human Systems Dynamics Institute helps foundations and their grantees respond to these challenges.

We work with:

  • Boards of directors to encourage generative dialogue and coherent mission
  • Executive teams to improve their shared performance and cross-program collaboration
  • Programs, project teams, and grantees who come to us for help with systemic evaluation, community engagement, program design, and training to build collaborative capacity

With our help, foundations engage with complex change to increase and ensure their impact in the world. Because every foundation and every grantee is unique, we use our own capacity for Adaptive Action to tailor interventions to support you, whatever your mission.

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HSD supports Adaptive Action across the philanthropic spectrum. Learn more about how we might support you and your work.
The president of a large, regional, family foundation called HSD one day. HSD staff had supported her organization in program design, facilitation, evaluation, and training for a number of years, but this request was different.

What issues keep you and your non-profit or foundation stuck? HSD models and methods will help you:

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Join us at our Adaptive Action Laboratories and find your next wise actions in response to your most sticky issues.