Applying An Architecture Mindset to Help Profits and Startups
We saw an opportunity to take our expertise in architecting organizations and our strong foundation of business problem-solving skills from the corporate world and apply them to help social organizations and initiatives to successfully start, scale and sustain. We did it solely with the purpose to give back, but we found that the experience also broadened our worldview, brought life-changing adventures, and gave our lives a deeper meaning.
We have been “architecting for good” for a number of years now—helping non-profit organizations, startups, social enterprises and cross-sector social initiatives to achieve their missions, leveraging business architecture and other techniques. We work with organizations in emerging nations, with a focus on Africa, as well as those in developed nations such as the United States.
“True vocation joins self and service; it comes from the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” — Friedrich Buechner
We’d love to share this journey with you. As we expand our reach and impact, we are looking for people who share our passion to make a difference by helping others, and who desire the personal transformation that comes with it. We want to create a movement of architects that give their talents to enable the innovative organizations and initiatives who are addressing some of our world’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.
We will be announcing a new set of offerings in the future, which will provide opportunities for architects to learn how to apply architecture within a social context as well as actually engage at various levels to provide pro bono services to organizations.
Share Your Thoughts
If you are a business or technology architect (or any related type of expert) who is interested in architecting for good, we want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey to help us understand what you would find valuable in the future—What talents do you want to share? What are you passionate about contributing? What are your aspirations for getting involved?