Allies in Engagement


News organizations use Hearken to meaningfully engage the public as stories develop from pitch through publication. Their unique model, called public-powered journalism, is the brain child of founder and media wiseperson, Jenn Brandel.

The Coral Project

The Coral Project brings journalists and the communities they serve closer together in order to raise public trust in journalism. They fulfill this mission through open-source tools and practices for newsrooms of all sizes.

Renaissance Journalism

Renaissance Journalism creates and launches strategic initiatives that support journalists and their news organizations to produce ambitious, in-depth and compelling stories that reveal and illuminate social injustice and inequity.

The People's Supper

Suppers are where we can come together over one of humanity’s most ancient rituals. A place where we can share meaningful stories, good food, and a sense of community. A place where we can build understanding and trust.

Listening Post Collective

The Listening Post Collective provides journalists, newsroom leaders, and non-profits tools and advice to create meaningful conversations with their communities.

Essential Partners

Essential Partners' method, called Reflective Structured Dialogue, is designed to help people have the conversation they want to have about some of the most difficult topics.


Gather is a project + platform to support community-minded journalists and other engagement professionals. The mission: make journalism more responsive to the public’s needs and more inclusive of the public’s voices and diversity.

Pantsuit Politics

political podcast hosted by women from both sides of the aisle who refuse to see each other as the enemy. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to these discussions.

Living Room Conversations

Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree.


GroundSource makes direct, two-way engagement simple and scalable by transforming one-way communications into rich conversations, building a loyal and trusting community in the process.

Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table creates opportunities for deep dialogue across difference in Wisconsin and the greater Midwest.

Better Angels

Better Angels brings politically opposite participants into workshops for moderated activities and discussions that clarify disagreements, reduce stereotyped thinking, and begin building the relationships needed to find common ground.