Who We Are

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Adam Seth Levine
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Donald P. Green
Hahrie Han
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Jake Bowers
Sarah Alexander
Sarah Gollust
Shana Kushner Gadarian


In October 2019 we presented our "How to be Helpful: Building Relationships for Social Impact" workshop to the leadership of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in Stratford, Ontario.

In September 2019 we participated in a workshop with the Bridge Alliance, a group of 100 organizations from around the US committed to revitalizing civic engagement and improving governance. We spoke about the hesitancies that arise, and how to overcome them, when diverse people are thinking about initiating new working relationships with each other.

In September 2019 we visited Columbia World Projects, an innovative new hub for researcher-practitioner collaborations housed at Columbia University in NYC. We shared ideas and learnings about how to build successful new working relationships, including the kinds of institutional and interpersonal factors that matter. 

July 2019 in Bilbao, Spain

In July 2019 we led a "How to be Helpful" workshop on the fundamentals of relationship-building with The Good Lobby's Lobbying Summer Academy. Professionals from across Europe and the US, from both the private and nonprofit sector, attended to learn how to be better lobbyists and share diverse ideas and experiences.

In June 2019 America's Service Commissions, which represents state service commissions in the US, invited us to host "How to be Helpful: Building Relationships for Social Impact" with AmeriCorps staff from across the country.

Check out Sage Ocean's new article on tools for bridging research and practice. The article highlights how research4impact is distinctive because our work is rooted in the behavioral science of relationship-building.

In April 2019 we presented what we're learning about how to build successful relationships between researchers and practitioners as part of a seminar series at USC's Sol Price School of Public Affairs in Los Angeles, CA.

In April 2019 the Institute for Change Leaders, based at Ryerson University in Canada, invited us to conduct our workshop How to be Helpful: Building Relationships for Social Impact as part of their training. Together we helped train members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in Waterloo.

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