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Kristina Drury

Physical and Mailing
36 St Marks Ave, #1
Brooklyn NY 11217
Membership Types(s):
Individual Member

TYTHEdesign is a capacity-building firm that uses the lens of design and strategy to support clients across the social sector doing good in their communities. We help organizations connect with their community, drive innovation internally, enhance new and existing services, and share their story. Our mission is to democratize decision-making and help organizations build capacity to create more responsive strategies, programs, and civic services for their communities rooted in equity. Ultimately, we’re here to deepen existing skills and strengthen the impact of your work. Our services include:

Social Impact Strategy
Engage in collaborative dialogue to maximize your social impact. Through our work with government, nonprofits, and foundations, we utilize a series of methods and strategies that leverage your existing resources, skills, and knowledge. Services include:
- Program Design
- Toolkit Development
- Community-Centered Research / Need Assessment

Public Engagement
We plan and facilitate inclusive engagement and outreach through interactive methods to solicit the insights and unique perspectives of your direct stakeholders, whom ultimately shape your organizations’ mission, goals, and desired impact. Services include:
- Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement
- Strategic planning and Organizational Change
- Placemaking and listening sessions
- Convening and Retreats

Capacity Building

We believe in investing in the social sector for the long-term. We deliver catered workshops in public engagement, facilitation, and design thinking to magnify your impact. Strengthen your team’s community engagement capacity and build mindsets for innovation. Services include:
- Technical Assistant
- Staff Training, coaching and train-the-trainings

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Kristina Drury is a social entrepreneur, designer, educator and the founder of TYTHEdesign. By taking a human-centered approach, TYTHEdesign helps organizations connect with their stakeholders, drive innovation internally, enhance new and existing services and develop resource-efficient programs that create social value.

Prior to forming TYTHEdesign, Kristina worked as the NYC chapter head for Project H Design, a charitable organization focusing on product design for social change. While there, she was a lead designer of Learning Landscape, an educational active-learning playground that was featured at Cooper Hewitt’s 2010 National Design Triennial. Her diverse background includes work in corporate social responsibility, education, social innovation, industrial design, and architecture. She holds a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture.

Kristina’s work and publications have taken root around the globe. Most recently, she has been recognized as an Innovation Expert for UNDP and selected to present at Clinton Global Initiative University’s annual conference. As an educator, she has taught classes, workshops and training to build the capacity of over 8,500+ change makers, civic leaders and entrepreneurs. Her teaching and speaking experiences include engagements at Columbia University, Harvard University and the Cooper Hewitt Museum.

Additional Information

How many years have you worked as a nonprofit consultant or specialist? : More than 10 years
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