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All durable change starts with human connection. The collective power of people to create change has never felt more possible and more necessary.

Jane Shore

Co-Creator, School of Thought

Our Story

We are living in a world in which traditional paradigms of school, of business, and of leadership are being reinvented and reimagined. The status quo is being disrupted. Yet to truly reimagine equitable, forward-moving communities, we need to get beyond our personal experiences and see what others are doing. We need dialogue, connection and partnerships among people who might not normally come together. We need thought that leads to collective action.

School of Thought is a vibrant community of changemakers, community builders with a collaborative mindset focused on expanding circles of social impact in micro, meso and macro ways.

School of Thought works from the recognition that there are many ways to solve challenges. Our solutions gain strength when we engage in them together.

School of Thought grew out of the founding energy and partnership vision of the Revolution School and now exists as a way to both fuel the school and fuel the work of and with our partners.

We are a learning community for community builders.

School of Thought is our way of engaging in continuous, purposeful learning—connecting people, gathering around ideas, authors and movements, supporting each other’s work, and evolving our thinking and fueling our doing.

What We Do

  1. BUILD We believe that the good things we build end up building us. We co-create BluePrints – models, frameworks and tools – that ground our learning and empower growth as a community.
  2. AMPLIFY We amplify, clarify and punctuate what works and what matters with, by, and for our collective. We work to ensure learning shared is timely and relevant.
  3. CONNECT We believe in the power of connection. As a community of community builders, we are dedicated to moving beyond traditional networking to engaging in meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships.


For Learning & Community Building

The process of change is never straightforward (and often very messy). Blueprints give structure to the process of building, creating, and development. When vision comes together with strategy it becomes real.

We build BluePrints in partnership with our community members to guide community learning and community building.

BluePrints are rooted in multi-sourced expertise, balancing research and professional wisdom. We look for ways to co-create answers that focus on action to reinvent, reframe, redefine, refresh, and sometimes even revolt.


Curated Conversations and Events

We organize and celebrate conversation, connection, and partnership among people who might not normally come together.

School of Thought Gatherings go beyond organic networks and experience to bring together people and ideas, novel dialogue and debate.

Gatherings (curious conversations, book clubs, interviews, ) aim to bring diverse groups of humans together to connect across sectors, share resources, and increase knowledge, wisdom and ties that bond us.

Want to Join Us?

School of Thought brings people together to share purpose, expertise, resources, knowledge, and authority in a way that promotes cross-sector collaboration — the fastest and most effective route to community building for the good of all in these rapidly changing and demanding times.

Here’s what you can expect:


A Weekly School of Thought Visual with curated ideas you can use and share to get INSPIRED


School Of Thought hosted Gatherings—conversation pairings with other members, book clubs, and events to get CONNECTED


Access to the School Of Thought BluePrint Community Building Models with things to do now to take ACTION


A Weekly School Of Thought Blog Post delivered to your inbox with ideas you can use to get INFORMED

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