Uneven access to opportunities and resources in our society is rooted in a long history of discriminatory practices and policies—especially along lines of race. To dismantle the effects of such discrimination and advance a more equitable society, some funders, nonprofits, and public agencies are taking place-based approaches focused on strengthening entire communities.
Harder+Company frequently works with organizations to better understand the impact of their equity-focused and place-based efforts. We work across sectors and fields to help clients examine issues of power and inequality in health outcomes, social and academic achievement, housing quality, community safety, and more. We use a range of developmental techniques to help community partners surface issues in real-time, learn from one another, and re-calibrate strategies.