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             climate                                      water                                          hunger                                    air                                   gender                                  justice                                              energy                           
                                       waste                                                    soil                                         migration                                    racism                                                                                                                                 population
mobility                                      deforestation                                   infrastructure                       
cohesion                 access                                                    security                                     poverty    

because insight is everywhere

We guide social impact organizations to the unexpected sources of strategic insight and innovation embedded in complex environments.

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cumuluslab is a strategic design consultancy working at the creative intersection of education, discovery, and innovation. Our programs build the capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to identify new sources of insight and impact in strategically consequential environments.



Organization and project-level engagements to transform early-stage creative output and build innovation capacity.


Studios that prepare organizations to access the contextual sources of insight and innovation most relevant to their mission.

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Executive Partnership

Ongoing support to leaders stewarding world-class

creative cultures.

We are supposed to be experts, but everyone in my group started laughing when we realized we'd only been scratching the surface. I wish this kind of thinking had been part of my graduate program.


                                    - A Lee, Financial Advisor

I don't think we'll ever see pencils, parking lots or our clients the same way again. I feel like the world just got a lot smaller, bigger, and more interesting.  The challenge my team is taking on looks very different now. 


                           - K Mendes, Founder/Owner

The studio was not what I expected. I now realize that we spend way too much time looking for the answers we want and are missing out on what's actually going on right in front of us.   I want the rest of my team to do this so we can change the way we serve clients.   


  -       S Valios, Community Health Advocate

Why Social Impact Organizations? 
In our vision of the future, the common interests of governments, institutions, and the private sector will result in design and decisions that are measured in units of societal benefit. For this transformation to occur, we must find ways to integrate the expertise and agency concentrated in organizations with systemic insight and wisdom available in cultural ecologies. We bring our unique creative lens to the 11 million social enterprises working to transform competitive markets and build a secure, fair, and livable planet..

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”
― Mary Oliver
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