About Us

Design Impact is a nonprofit social innovation firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We use design to address pressing community issues, equip leaders, and inspire communities. We’ve partnered with hundreds of organizations from Cincinnati to San Diego, tackling complex social challenges as diverse as health disparity, food access, organizational culture, and early education.

Want to dig deeper? Check out our Impact Report.

Our Theory of Change

Our work is rooted in our belief that sustainable social change lies at the intersection of creativity, equity, and leadership. This unique combination of perspectives is highly effective in empowering individuals and teams to develop innovative, collaborative, and inclusive practices in their work.

We measure our impact by evaluating how people’s mindsets, actions, and conditions change over time. For conditions to change, we must first change our actions and mindsets. ​Learn more about how we measure our impact in our 10-year reflection

The Team

We are researchers, designers, educators, community organizers, and social entrepreneurs. Addressing complex social issues requires knowledge across sectors, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our expertise.

The Board

Brains and heart, they’ve got it all. Our board members’ diverse backgrounds, passions, and skills don’t just help us see things differently   they encourage us to think differently about boards all together. Learn how our board is different.

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