About Us

Design Impact is a nonprofit social innovation firm. 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.

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.

Nelson Pierce

Senior Social Equity Specialist

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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