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At Worldmaker, we partner with outstanding organizations who are implementing effective capacity building on the ground and providing feedback about what is working and what needs to be improved.

These “pockets of excellence” exist around the world. Facilitating active collaboration between them generates greater impact and provides donors with a stronger return on their philanthropic investments.

Collaborate. Innovate. Implement. Measure. Improve. Repeat. This is the Worldmaker process.

OUR START

Our work dates back to 2010 when an American community resiliency project formed to respond to a cluster of teen suicides. In response to escalating demands for the models and training being developed, this work led to the nonprofit National Resilience Institute (NRI), with the mission of helping community helpers across the U.S. grow resilience in those they serve.

NRI became the premiere convener of human resilience experts through collaborative training and annual Resilience Summits in Chicago. Special projects focused on trauma informed youth building, military and first responder resilience, and community disaster preparedness and recovery. Over time, our growing global network of resilience experts expressed a desire to learn from each other and actively collaborate toward human resilience solutions.

WE BEGAN

We began hosting an international resilience symposium and the workgroup adopted the name Worldmaker, with a mission of collaborating to develop strong and resilient communities throughout the world. In 2019, our nonprofit organization fully embraced the charge of global resilience building by becoming Worldmaker International, with the ongoing work of NRI becoming one of several key initiatives.

THROUGH OUR WORK

Through our work with many passionate and well-meaning organizations, we have seen that the norm is to implement piecemeal or stop gap measures fueled by a desire to alleviate human suffering. While we understand this desire, our communities deserve and will benefit from supports that truly build strength and capacity in sustainable ways.

AT WORLDMAKER

At Worldmaker, we partner with outstanding organizations implementing effective capacity building on the ground around the globe, and work together to expand what is working and improve what is not.  Facilitating active collaboration between these “pockets of excellence” generates greater impact and provides donors with a stronger return on their philanthropic investments. 

Collaborate. Innovate. Implement. Measure. Improve. Repeat. This is the Worldmaker process.

Thank you for joining us in the process of integrating collaborative global expertise with sufficient capital to move the needle. Together, we can tap more of our capacity to prepare for, adapt to, and grow through the mounting psychosocial demands we are facing as a human race will benefit from supports that truly build strength and capacity in sustainable ways while caring for the caregivers.