Connection Hub2023-04-14T14:41:35-04:00

Connection Hub

Connection Hub

Resources, tools, and reflections on human connection.

A Call to Connection

This groundbreaking primer on the state of connection in our nation is now available. Combining scientific research, stories of impact, and recommended practices to help foster deeper connections in our lives, this new primer seeks to ignite a national conversation about why we need each other.

Welcome

There’s an active and committed ecosystem of actors — community organizers, educators, researchers, policy makers, thought leaders, cultural influencers, and funders — working hard to address America’s crisis of connection. Einhorn Collaborative created this hub to lift up their stories, insights, and reflections. We hope they serve you and the organizations you work in partnership with to bring the power and possibility of human connection into our everyday lives.

Reflections

Stories, insights, and reflections from our team, peers, and partners

Not Knowing How to Ask

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Whether you are standing at the front of a classroom or boardroom or leading a university, what might you shift – or what might shift inside you – as you turn your gaze toward the child who doesn’t know how to ask?

When We Talk About Love

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A friendship where one person sees the other so clearly that they can better see themselves as reflected through the other person’s eyes. That's what it feels like to be known. And to be known is to be loved.

Not Knowing How to Ask

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Whether you are standing at the front of a classroom or boardroom or leading a university, what might you shift – or what might shift inside you – as you turn your gaze toward the child who doesn’t know how to ask?

When We Talk About Love

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A friendship where one person sees the other so clearly that they can better see themselves as reflected through the other person’s eyes. That's what it feels like to be known. And to be known is to be loved.

Learn more about the three pillars of Einhorn Collaborative’s strategy: Bonding, Bridging, and Building

Through the Prism

By asking human beings the same five questions, we remind ourselves that everyone has a powerful story that deserves to be heard.

Through the Prism with Shira Hoffer

There is nobody with whom I would not break bread, because more important to me than our respective positions are our underlying interests, which spell out the story of our shared humanity.

This Month’s Resources

Our monthly roundup of the latest tools, research, and reporting from across the fields in which we work

ENGAGE

The Commons — Where a Divided America Comes Together

The Commons is a new initiative by The Chronicle of Philanthropy that explores how foundations and nonprofits can bridge divides and reduce divisions for the common good. Dive into the coverage to uncover innovative ideas, learn about efforts to foster a culture of pluralism across the country, and share your perspectives.

WATCH

Being Well in the Modern World on Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan

In a conversation with Kelly Corrigan, Dr. Dani Dumitriu, a key partner in our Bonding strategy, spoke alongside Dr. Atul Gawande and Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett about the origin of well-being and power of human connection to improve quality of life.

PRACTICE

5 Ways to Quickly Build Belonging by Priya Parker

Explore creative ways to foster belonging at your gatherings with Priya Parker, from giving gatherings relational names to introducing friendly competition, to foster meaningful connections, increase participation, and ensure everyone feels part of the group.

WATCH

Samar Ali and Clint Brewer: How to Bridge Political Divides — From Two Friends on Opposing Sides

Uncover practical ways to engage in meaningful conversations that respect different viewpoints and restore agency by listening to a conversation between Samar Ali, a New Pluralists Field Builder, and Clint Brewer, a public affairs strategist. In their TED Talk, Samar and Clint delved into personal experiences and discussed how empathy, active listening, and shared values can bridge the growing political divides in the U.S. and globally.

OPPORTUNITIES

Research

The science behind how human connection shapes our lives
  • No Greater Mission. No Greater Means. cover

No Greater Mission. No Greater Means.

New research by the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution examines how national service and the bridgebuilding community can help build bridges across polarized lines of difference, increasing trust and collaboration across our divides.

Americans Deserve the Full Story

A new study conducted by Starts With Us, the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, and Common Ground Committee found that hyper-partisan politicians received more than four times the news coverage bipartisan problem solvers did around the 2022 midterm elections.

  • The Belonging Barometer: The State of Belonging in America

The Belonging Barometer: The State of Belonging in America

Belonging is vital to our individual and societal health, but it can be notoriously difficult to measure. The Belonging Barometer report, recently released by Over Zero and the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at the American Immigration Council, provides a first-of-its-kind measure of belonging that is robust, accessible, and readily deployable in efforts to strengthen community resilience and social cohesion. It also shares findings from a national survey to give a baseline snapshot of the state of belonging in our country.

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Tools

Here are some ways to put human connection into action

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No matter who we are, how we live, or what we believe, we all share a deep need and capacity for human connection and belonging. It’s at the core of our shared humanity — and baked into every human’s DNA.

No matter who we are, how we live, or what we believe, we all share a deep need and capacity for human connection and belonging. It’s at the core of our shared humanity — and baked into every human’s DNA.

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