About

CivicMakers is an innovation and engagement firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. We love listening, solving problems and building relationships that improve our communities and institutions. Our service design, community engagement and digital expertise brings the human side of technology to public agencies, social enterprises and nonprofits. You can find us at City Hall, the local co-working space or one of the trainings and events we regularly host with our community.

Vision

A world in which every community has the tools necessary to co-create solutions to their shared challenges.

Mission

CivicMakers partners with organizations and institutions to advance human-centered, collaborative problem-solving through education, consultation and a community of practice.

Principles

  1. Humans are part of nature
  2. All humans share the same needs for food, water, shelter, love, community
  3. All humans experience suffering when basic needs are not met
  4. All humans have the potential to learn, love and create
  5. Humans are unique in our ability to ask questions, use tools to solve problems, and work together in diverse groups
  6. Humanity requires the cooperation and active participation of people in their communities to survive

Values

  • We prioritize inclusion and equity
  • We listen actively and with empathy
  • We learn by doing
  • We are collaborative
  • We are transparent
  • We are hopeful

Our Team

 

Former Collaborators

Chris Palmatier

Chris Palmatier

Ben Snyder

Ben Snyder

Ryan Wold

Ryan Wold

Molly Curley O’Brien

Molly Curley O’Brien

Lauren Caldwell

Lauren Caldwell

Tiffany Schoepp

Tiffany Schoepp

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor

Denise Cheng

Denise Cheng

Featured Projects