WE THRIVE TOGETHER
Prepare • Adapt • Grow
Who We Are
Worldmaker is a nonprofit organization providing resilience programs backed by scientific research and global fieldwork to build stronger groups and communities. Worldmaker partners and consults with corporations, educational institutions, healthcare organizations and military communities to train their teams to help their people prepare for and cope with the emotional and mental toll of dealing with hardships such as natural disasters and mental health crises.
Founder and CEO Dr. Mollie Marti started the grassroots resilience work in 2011 in her Iowa community with the aim of stopping an active suicide contagion that resulted in the loss of several young lives. As word of her local efforts got out, requests for help from other communities came pouring in. So, Mollie established the nonprofit National Resilience Institute (NRI) which later transformed into Worldmaker International, with a mission to help individuals and communities build their capacity to prepare for, adapt to, and grow through adversity.
What's a worldmaker?
Whole-hearted: Worldmakers commit. Worldmakers build more caring, resilient and compassionate communities
Positive: Worldmakers bring vision, purpose and hope.
Trailblazers: Worldmakers lead and innovate. Worldmakers do everything with integrity.
A world prepared to thrive through adversity.
What We Do
Our time-tested, research-based THRIVE Resilience Model™ provides a proactive approach to help communities build the capacity to thrive in today’s world. Specifically, we:
- Convene experts to create narratives of thriving and needed field tools
- Serve as a global resource for human resilience education
- Equip communities to prepare for and respond to disruptions
- Lead global professional development experiences that strengthen helpers and vulnerable communities
Why Our Work Matters
We live in turbulent times. Too often, when bad things happen, structures that help people cope are not in place. People are suffering unnecessarily. Worldmaker equips leaders and helpers to thrive and to unleash the power of human potential. We shape academic work understood by the few into practical tools used by the many.
Our Board and Executive Team collaborate closely, leading with clarity of vision and generating impact that provides donors with a strong return on their philanthropic investments.
Maya Tadmor-Anderman, MBA
Consultant, Community Resilience and Social Impact
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (retired)
Director of Special Projects, R2P Innovations, US
Clinical & Operations Director, Consolidated Africa Services, Zimbabwe
Lola Olakunbi, M.D.
National Health Service, UK
Founder, Ingo Health, UK
Director, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, UK
Giacomo Tormene, PhD
Managing Director, Carma Laboratories, US
Consultant and former CEO, Legal & General Investment Management, US
April Smith, JD
Immediate Past Chair, Managing Attorney, Office of the Texas Attorney General
It’s hard to believe how taking action from that “not on my watch” moment years ago when my community was senselessly losing young lives has propelled our Worldmaker team through hundreds of thousands of miles traveled and lives touched across the U.S. and around the world,