We have coined our strategic approach as a designed-being concept. We are all designed beings - we are formed and influenced into being(in) who we are. This informs how lived realities emerge. So our strategic approach expands on frameworks of design thinking strategies and infuses them with wellness. We partner with clients through this designed-being lens to invite a whole-self understanding into creating profound shifts for cultural and social change*. For us, it’s not just about doing the work, it’s how you do the work.
Good Call is a not-for-profit organization that works to transform the systems of wrongful charges by providing immediate legal services for those arrested in the NYC area. As part of their ongoing vision to support the development of their team, Good Call provided a 3-day staff retreat. Indwell partnered with Good Call to design and facilitate workshops for wellness, personal and group development, and team visioning.
The Dow Jones diversity and inclusion team sought to provide support to employees processing national (U.S.) events concerning racial inequity - such as the Derek Chuaivin trial and the murders of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo. To achieve this, Indwell designed and facilitated a trauma-informed workshop to provide employees with practices to sustain their well-being.
In partnership with Global and Collective, Indwell worked with Spotify’s Social Impact and Freemium Marketing Equity Initiative teams to design and facilitate a training series for their U.S. marketing teams on inclusive storytelling. To sustain learning from the training, we guided teams through strategic planning meetings to design and develop an internal equity assessment tool that optimizes equity in marketing campaigns.
Indwell partnered with Mailchimp's Corporate Citizenship team to design and facilitate their inaugural participatory grantmaking initiative for The Forward Project. As a democratic grantmaking process, Indwell designed and facilitated a 7-month process for 15 leaders from the Atlanta area, resulting in the selection of 3 social enterprises and nonprofits receiving $200,000, and 12 receiving $5,000 in unrestricted funds for organizational growth.