Powering purposeful change in the social sector.
 

Compelled
to change
what we find
intolerable

 
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What We Do

turnlane brings passion and intention to the social sector, primarily focusing on challenges and opportunities within health, aging, and social justice.

We optimize organizational capacity in the social sector by helping teams and leaders connect more deeply to themselves and those they serve, ask wise, insightful questions, and plan for the future by creating new avenues for growth and sustainability.

 

This work includes:

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Value proposition design
  • Business planning
  • Community engagement design and facilitation
  • Collaboration and coalition management
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Select examples of our work in
practice are included below

 
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Our Work in Practice

Health

The seven Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) called on turnlane to partner in shaping and leading a transformative effort to promote and support a culture of self-managed health and well-being in Minnesota. To realize this aspiration, they set out to develop a network of organizations that could deliver evidence-based programs at scale across Minnesota.

Desired outcomes of this work included:

• Helping people manage chronic conditions, prevent falls and foster well-being
• Improving quality of life and reducing the need for costly medical interventions

Today, that network, now known as Juniper, is touching thousands of lives across Minnesota and has established the needed infrastructure to sustain a statewide evidence-based program marketplace.

 

 
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Social Justice

The City of Edina (Minnesota) sought support and expertise to facilitate the work of its Race & Equity Task Force and its three working groups in identifying race-based disparities in Edina’s city government and proposing remedies and solutions to the city government policies and operating practices that create such disparities.

In partnership with the Citizens League and Joi Unlimited, turnlane was selected as a partner to the City of Edina in designing and facilitating a 10-month community-informed process to realize these objectives, which will commence in March of 2018.

 

 
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