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Connection Hub

Connection Hub

Resources, tools, and reflections on human connection.

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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.

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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
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Stretching towards Hope in 2022

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2021 brought forth many of the same challenges we’d already been grappling with as a country, along with new ones. Social upheaval, political unrest, and the continued impact of the pandemic aggravate our existing fear, anxiety, and loneliness.

The Hidden Tribes of America

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This report from More In Common, published in 2018, explores the forces behind political polarization in the U.S. The report asserts that, rather than two overarching groups, Americans are split across seven distinct tribes based on what they believe. Four of these tribes make up the Exhausted Majority.

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How Gen Z Sees Themselves and Their Future

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Gen Z is considered to be the most ethnically and racially diverse generation in American history. So, what are their goals for the next stage of their personal and professional lives? What do they expect from older generations, institutions, and society at large? Check out the new research by Murmuration and the Walton Family Foundation to learn more about Gen Z’s values, priorities, political activity, and interests.

Stretching towards Hope in 2022

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2021 brought forth many of the same challenges we’d already been grappling with as a country, along with new ones. Social upheaval, political unrest, and the continued impact of the pandemic aggravate our existing fear, anxiety, and loneliness.

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

This Month’s Resources

Our monthly roundup of the latest tools, research, and reporting from across the fields in which we work
ENGAGE | Experiential Workshop at Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute “Bridging the Divide”

On September 13, join us in person at Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute to learn about the research, conditions, and real-life practices behind our deeply rooted human propensity for connection. The conversation and workshop are led by our very own Executive Director Jennifer Hoos Rothberg and our partners: Lennon Flowers, co-founder of The People’s Supper, and Jason Marsh, Executive Director at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science.

WATCH | How Do You Love Somebody Who Hates You?

In partnership with Starts With Us, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis takes us on a radical journey to fierce love and discusses the importance of loving the humanity of everybody.

READ | How Philanthropy Can Support National Service in America

Michael Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps, shares his vision for national service in our country and how funders can support the federal agency’s priorities.

LISTEN | How to Get Kids Thinking About What It Means to Be a Good Citizen

A primer from Life Kit on how to talk to your children about politics and get them to think about civics.

WATCH | How to Get to Know Someone Deeply

David Brooks, journalist and founder of Weave: The Social Fabric Project, spoke at the 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival on how to build trust in an age of distrust. He shared three tips on how to get to know someone deeply.

READ | The Paradigm Shift to Early Relational Health

Zero to Three published a new resource that explains the paradigm shift within child development and health that is focusing on the centrality of relationships under the banner of early relational health.

READ | Will Pluralism Solve America’s Problems?

In an op-ed, Uma Viswanathan, Executive Director of New Pluralists, explains how philanthropy can help bridge the divides in the U.S. by fostering pluralism in its grantmaking and respect for disagreement.

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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.
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Research

The science behind how human connection shapes our lives
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How Gen Z Sees Themselves and Their Future

Gen Z is considered to be the most ethnically and racially diverse generation in American history. So, what are their goals for the next stage of their personal and professional lives? What do they expect from older generations, institutions, and society at large? Check out the new research by Murmuration and the Walton Family Foundation to learn more about Gen Z’s values, priorities, political activity, and interests.

Releasing the Potential of Philanthropic Collaborations

Over the past decade, philanthropic collaboration has entered a new era of popularity and ambition. Driven by institutional and high-net-worth funders seeking greater impact by acting collectively and by leaders challenging traditional ways of working, the number of collaborative giving platforms has grown. With over $2 billion flowing annually to funder collaboratives working on a range of social, economic, and environmental issues—and that’s just from the funds who responded to the survey—The Bridgespan Group’s recent study sheds light on the changing landscape of these philanthropic partnerships.

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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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