Our Purpose

We strive to transform communities by helping leaders powerfully, intentionally, and effectively build the public's will to participate in equitable and inclusive systems change. 

We partner with organizations and cross-sector collaborations that have a passion for making the world a better place for all people, a commitment to equity, a desire for deep learning, a capacity for engaged listening, and an openness to working differently than they have before.

Our Founder


Dr. Tiffany Manuel

President & CEO

DrT (she/her/hers) is a mother, activist, and social scientist with 25 years of experience training changemakers in how to make the case for a more just, equitable world. Trained in quantitative and qualitative methods, DrT is passionate about translating the growing body of research about public will building into practical advice that can be implemented by leaders around the globe.

DrT holds doctorate and master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a master’s degree in political science from Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.


DrT has served on numerous non-profit and social-impact boards and is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, an African American public service sorority.

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Our Team

Victoria Brown

Chief of Staff

Tina Dudley

Director of Operations

Jennifer Rich

Senior Communications Strategist

Adena Patrice

Executive Administrator

Kiana Montgomery

Director of External Communications

Lindsay Knotts

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Tina Horn

Senior Director, Field Building

Alison Gold

Senior Associate and Founder, Optimistic Anthropology

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