Working with partners to reach for the stars, we use and teach our Seven Pillars Methodology. Briefly: follow your vision and special skills to focus where needed, working with partners, sharing the credit, measuring results, and staying the course. With this methodology we have found it’s possible to tune out the naysayers and the cynics while building towards successes over time.There are three broad, iterative steps in our process:

1. Identify Chasm

Step one is our vision: where do we see ourselves helping? We go where needed, finding the intersection of a deep need and a real possibility we can make an impact.

2. Create Change

With plan in hand, we equip and implement our project,working in partnership and employing strategic tools (e.g., technology, communication, education…) to create change. Some examples? Our stress-busting butterfly and ECNISC for cybersecurity.

3. Amplify Success

In a world where discord and despair are daily fodder, we spread hope by amplifying what’s going right, using social media to shine a light on success and celebrating partnerships.

Once steps are complete, we take stock of where we are, and move forward with a next step, creating a “virtuous cycle.”  Here’s a little video to explain our approach:

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