Support and strategy for a new story
Some 10 years ago Michael Nagler, our founder and president, proudly announced to a young adult friend that he was planning to inaugurate a new think tank on peace and nonviolence. “We don’t need another think tank,” she replied. “We need a hope tank.” And so Hope Tank came into being.
The benefits of the hope tank are many, including but not limited to: getting to practice listening in a small group; building nonviolence community; processing nonviolence principles more deeply (actually talking about how nonviolence works makes us more prepared to use it); finding general inspiration; and thinking strategically and realistically—without losing hope—about solutions to today’s toughest challenges. One of our biggest projects, Roadmap, largely emerged from hope tank conversations with many participants over many months.