Five interdependent activities drive The Impact Factory's approach.
Developing and testing interventions alongside the individuals, organizations and systems facing the problems The Impact Factory aims to solve
Meeting people in places they frequent and trust by incorporating The Impact Factory's products and services into health clinics, community centers, places of worship and more
Identifying and leveraging the untapped resources of local leaders, agencies and the university to break down silos, increase efficiency and scale interventions
Sharing insights, stories and news with local, state and national audiences to mobilize a network of entrepreneurial public servants
Studying The Impact Factory's programs' scalability and impact on health and economic outcomes alongside experts at our top-tier research university
1. Learn like a child.
Dive in, be creative, stumble and learn fast from mistakes.
2. Listen first.
Meet everyone with respect. Anyone can change the world, and everyone has something to teach you.
3. Bulldoze silos.
Seek cross-sector partners. Crave diversity of opinion. Tap the untapped power at the intersection of disciplines.
4. Make every day count.
Someone needs us today. Approach the short-term with urgency.
5. Get closer.
Empathy matters. Building relationships with the people facing the challenges we’re tackling enables smarter solutions.
6. Saying no is OK.
Mission alignment is key, even when a new problem seems pressing. Stay focused.
7. Embrace vulnerability.
Ask for help, have hard conversations, embrace big ideas and show up everyday with authenticity.
8. Outcomes over outputs.
Measurable impact on health and prosperity matters more than revenues or how many ventures, publications or students.
9. Smile more.
We do serious work. Celebrating wins, having fun and building friendships prevents burnout.
10. Stay in the arena.
Persist, stay engaged and push forward, especially when the going gets tough. Changing the world requires resilience and time.