|Job Title||Organization||Description||Position ID||Location||Seniority|
|Director of Communications||ACLU of Texas||
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU of Texas) is the leading civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Since 1938, ACLU of Texas has worked in the courts, the legislature, and through public education to protect civil rights and individual liberty.
The ACLU of Texas began its work with the San Antonio pecan sheller’s strike of 1938, where laborers who tried to exercise their rights to free speech and free association to improve their working conditions were met with a brutal response by law enforcement. With the help of the ACLU of Texas , the shellers ultimately won their battle, and the ACLU of Texas has remained on the front lines of the fight for civil liberties ever since.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is looking for an experienced, entrepreneurial, and confident leader with a deep understanding of communications strategy and platforms. The Communications Director is based in Houston and plays a vital role in shaping a bold vision to protect the liberties that define our democracy. We’re looking for an action-oriented leader who will collaboratively develop new content for advocacy and public-education initiatives online and through print collateral, providing project management support for the entire organization and help drive the organization’s total communications, marketing, and advocacy initiatives.
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the ACLU of Texas. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].
|Outreach and Communications Manager||Open Technology Fund||
Manager to oversee all external communications for non-profit dedicated to protecting the freedom of the Internet.
The Open Technology Fund (OTF) was created in 2012 as a pilot program within Radio Free Asia. OTF is committed to advancing global Internet freedom and supports projects focused on counteracting repressive censorship and surveillance, enabling citizens worldwide to exercise their fundamental human rights online. Through the research and development of technologies that facilitate the free flow of information and enable free expression, the OTF community is working to shape the Internet as a platform that fosters unimpeded connection and radical transparency – facilitating positive social progress and reinforcing core democratic values.
The Open Technology Fund seeks an Outreach and Communications Manager to join a growing team and lead communications efforts for the organization. The ideal Manager will be dynamic, experienced, and self-motivated, with a vision of what the future of OTF looks like. The Manager will be OTF’s Congressional liaison and work frequently on the Hill raising awareness and building networks that OTF can utilize to advance their mission. The Manager will have experience independently designing branding and marketing strategy, ideally for a start-up organization, and will be enthusiastic about jumping in and owning the process.
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Open Technology Fund. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].
|Director of Strategic Partnership||KABOOM!||
KABOOM! works with communities to build incredible, kid-designed playspaces that help give kids in every zip code the opportunity to thrive. Kids who don’t have access to play miss out on childhood and are denied critical opportunities to build physical, social, and emotional health. For more than two decades, KABOOM! has teamed up with inspiring partners and community members, starting with the kids themselves, to understand each neighborhood’s unique aspirations. Then KABOOM! builds incredible places to play, inspired by their design, courage, and leadership.
Over the last 23 years, KABOOM! has built or improved more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million community members, and brought joy to over 10 million kids. As KABOOM! looks to the future, they aim to reach communities at scale through public-private partnerships with city leaders, municipal systems, non-profit allies, corporations, and private foundations. KABOOM!s mission is to end playspace equity, for good.
KABOOM! is looking for a passionate, self-motivated person to join the Partnership Development team to expand support from national, regional, and state-focused foundations. Working closely with other teams, the director will develop trusted relationships with foundation officers that lead to large-scale partnerships and strategic initiatives. The director will collaborate with program colleagues to develop program/project concepts that can secure new foundation funding; write and deliver compelling grant proposals, presentations, and reports; and explore possible program collaborations in impact areas—early childhood development, health equity, neighborhood revitalization, disaster recovery, and teen engagement—that could lead to new funding opportunities.
The ideal candidate will actively contribute to an equity-informed and inclusive work environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Work experience and qualifications include:
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for KABOOM. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected]
|Director of External Relations||Action Against Hunger||
Director of External of Relations to lead a comprehensive fundraising and communications plan to expand an organization’s outreach. (New York, NY)
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger one issue at a time. The organization helps malnourished children and provides communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. For 40 years, Action Against Hunger has led the global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within this lifetime. Their teams have been on the front lines, treating and preventing malnutrition across more than 50 countries around the world, reaching over 21 million people.
Action Against Hunger is seeking a Director of External Relations to design and implement fundraising and communications strategies to expand the organization’s support and visibility. The Director will work closely with leadership and the Board of Directors to implement strategies that enhance the funding base and overall brand of the organization. The Director will have a vision for the big picture of Action Against Hunger, overseeing the creation, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive fundraising and communications plan designed to engage with the organization’s current and prospective stakeholders.
The ideal Director of External Relations will have:
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Action Against Hunger. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].
|760823||New York, NY||Director|
|Vice President of Development||Council for a Strong America||
Council for a Strong America is an indispensable ally to advocacy organizations seeking to create a generation of well-educated youth equipped to lead productive lives. The organization seeks a Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising program to help diversify its support.
Council for a Strong America has mobilized unique and powerful voices to change public debates about public policy investment in children. CSA united five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure the next generation of Americans will be citizen ready. With more than 9,000 members and decades of expertise and leadership across communities, the organization works together to promote evidence-based policies that strengthen the country.
Council for a Strong America seeks a highly skilled Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising team. The ideal Vice President of Development will have a sophisticated understanding of opportunities and challenges related to fundraising for an advocacy organization and a demonstrated record of success communicating the unique ways that non-profit advocacy organizations shape and advance public policy.
Reporting to the President, serving on the organization’s leadership team, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to secure and diversify financial support for the organization.
The ideal Vice President of Development will have:
|Board Member||AARP Foundation||
Join an engaged, high-performance team with a strategic and agile focus on collaboration: the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. Partner with us in fulfilling our vision: A country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. We spark bold, innovative solutions that foster resilience, strengthen communities, and restore hope.
We are empowered by an operating budget of over $200 million, more than 200 employees, and a growing network of 35,000 volunteers. We work to make homes and communities more affordable, livable and healthy for everyone, regardless of their age or physical ability. Qualified applicants should be creative, understand complexity, be open to new and challenging concepts, view change as necessary and positive, and have the ability and time to serve AARP Foundation.
The following general qualifications are essential to be a member of AARP Foundation’s Board of Directors:
Applications can be submitted at https://driconsulting.com/aarp-foundation-board-of-directors-application/
All first-round interviews for AARP Foundation Board Members will take place at Development Resources, inc. or via telephone: 1820 N. Fort Meyer Street, Suite 702, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 294-6684.
AARP Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
|162230||Washington, DC||Board Member|
|Executive Director||The Timothy School||
The Timothy School is the oldest Approved Private School in Pennsylvania devoted exclusively to teaching students with autism. Its instructional program, widely considered one of the best in the region, provides students with the communication, social, cognitive, and life skills necessary to enable them to function effectively and as independently as possible in the least restrictive environment.
The School is a supportive, family-oriented community of 75 staff serving about 70 students and their families. Teachers work closely with a complement of highly skilled clinical and support staff as well as parents to ensure that each child’s specific needs are known and addressed thoughtfully. The organization has enjoyed a stellar reputation, financial stability, and consistent strategic priorities for many years.
The Timothy School Board of Directors is seeking an inspiring leader with demonstrated success in education administration and external relations. Reporting to the Board, and working collaboratively with a dedicated staff, the Executive Director will increase awareness of the School’s exceptional work with children diagnosed with autism, grow and improve its facilities to serve those children, and continue to update and refine a proven instructional program.
The experience and qualities of the ideal Executive Director include:
For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/. To apply, please click the Apply button below and upload your CV/resume and cover letter.
|760823||Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Executive Director|
|Chief of Program||MoveOn||
Chief of Program to oversee our campaigns, elections, hill, and organizing work.
MoveOn is a community of millions of members working together to create progressive change in America. We organize to challenge entrenched power and push back against right-wing policies, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice and a vision of a country in which everyone can thrive. Whether it’s supporting a candidate, fighting to pass legislation, or working to change our culture, MoveOn members are committed to an inclusive and progressive future. We envision a world marked by equality, sustainability, justice, and love. And we mobilize together to achieve it.
MoveOn is looking for a seasoned campaigns and elections leader to oversee our campaigns, elections, hill, and organizing work. The Chief of Program provides visionary leadership, strategic direction, and management of MoveOn’s campaigning work. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Chief of Program will play a leading role in emboldening progressive activists and causes across the country while designing strategies to defeat harmful and unjust legislation, and those that support it. Responsibilities include:
The ideal Chief of Program will have:
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for MoveOn. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].
|US Director||American Research Center in Egypt||
Premier American organization researching in Egypt seeks a Director for US operations.
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is “to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties.”
ARCE is a membership organization composed of both institutional members (Research Supporting Members or RSMs) and individual members. The RSMs comprise virtually all of the major North American academic and cultural institutions with research interests in Egypt and include some of the most prestigious private and public academic and cultural institutions.
ARCE is seeking a US Director to spearhead its efforts in the United States, to lead the DC-based office, and to provide expert knowledge in both management and fundraising. This position will report directly to the Executive Director based in Egypt and will ensure the effective management and leadership of the US Office by carrying out the US side of ARCE’s programming and initiatives. The Director will lead and mentor all US-based staff, defining objectives and developing a results-oriented fundraising, membership, and development strategy to reach specific objectives and targets.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/.
President with significant fundraising experience sought to lead top international
conservation organization (Metropolitan Washington, D.C.)
The mission of Galapagos Conservancy is to protect the unique biodiversity and ecosystems of Galapagos by supporting research and management, informing public policy, and building a sustainable society.
Galapagos Conservancy (GC) is the only US-based organization focused exclusively on protecting the unique ecosystems and biodiversity of the Galapagos archipelago. Through direct program activity and strategic grant making, GC has advanced and supported the conservation of the Galapagos for more than 30 years by promoting a balance between human society and nature in ways that protect and enhance the irreplaceable ecosystems of the Galapagos Archipelago.
GC’s singular focus has allowed the organization to target its communications, funding, and technical resources to projects specific to Galapagos biodiversity conservation. GC works with organizations and individuals whose vision and mission are aligned with these goals.
Galapagos Conservancy seeks a new President to lead an ambitious and innovative conservation effort. This is an opportunity to make an impact on one of the most unique and diverse archipelagos in the world. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President will oversee all aspects of GC’s operations, and will serve as the chief fundraiser, chief operations officer, and ambassador to the public. Galapagos Conservancy seeks an experienced leader with the following qualifications:
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Galapagos Conservancy. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].
|760823||Washington , DC||President|
|Director of Development||Urban Institute||
The Urban Institute is the trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States. We are a leading nonprofit research organization that believes decisions shaped by facts, rather than ideology, have the power to improve public policy and practice, strengthen communities, and transform people’s lives for the better.
Our experts diagnose current challenges and look ahead to identify opportunities for change. And we don’t stop there. We use our research findings to help stakeholders craft relevant solutions and strategies that address today’s concerns and avert tomorrow’s roadblocks. And we share our insights in real time with influencers eager to make smarter decisions.
Urban seeks a new Director of Development that will be a key partner in the continued evolution of fundraising for the organization. They will coach and collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and policy analysts to articulate value propositions and will play a critical role in stewarding and cultivating institutional prospects and donors. The director will work closely with Urban’s President and leadership team to develop multi-million-dollar initiatives, joining a diverse team of senior strategists and fundraisers shaping the direction of the Urban Institute and elevating its influence.
The ideal Director of Development will have:
For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/.
|Director of Development||Birmingham Museum of Art||
The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) sparks the creativity, imagination, and liveliness of Birmingham by connecting all its citizens to the joy of art. Founded in 1951, BMA has one of the finest collections in the Southeast supported by a strong educational program designed to make the arts come alive for children and adults. More than 27,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American.
The Museum connects with the community through educational programs and curated exhibitions that engage, entertain, and enlighten visitors. Programs are designed around the Museum’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions, and they provide opportunities for all ages and levels of experience to connect with art.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is seeking a Director of Development to support the expansion of a comprehensive fundraising program. The Director of Development will be responsible for directing the fundraising program to secure new donors and expand support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. This work includes managing a successful staff of fundraisers, cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of prospects, and stewarding existing donors. Reporting to the Museum Director, the Director of Development will oversee all integrated fundraising strategies and will manage a team that is working to increase membership/annual giving, major and planned gifts, and corporate and foundation giving.
The ideal Director of Development will have:
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Birmingham Museum of Art. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].
|Director of Donor Communications and Marketing||Stand Together||
Director of Donor Communications and Marketing to play a critical role in supporting organizational objectives and increasing major donor funding. (Washington, D.C.)
Stand Together exists to empower those dedicated to the betterment of themselves and others. They believe that, with the right mindset and support, anyone can improve their life and meaningfully contribute to the lives of others. Stand Together is a community that unites more than 700 of the country’s most successful business leaders and philanthropists with the most innovative social entrepreneurs across the country. The biggest problems facing our country today are too big for any one group to tackle—and too complex for any one, simple fix. That’s why Stand Together takes a comprehensive approach to every issue in which they engage, making investments in the key institutions of society – education, business, communities, and government- to break barriers that prevent people from realizing their potential.
Stand Together is changing the way the country thinks about, talks about, and tackles society’s biggest challenges. The current debates have taken America off target, presenting false choices that are not moving the country in the right direction. Stand Together’s deep belief in people drives their efforts to enable a committed and diverse group of the top business leaders, university professionals, teachers, policy experts, and social entrepreneurs dedicated to helping every person rise and reach their full potential.
Stand Together seeks a Director of Donor Communications and Marketing to play a critical role in supporting organizational objectives and increasing major donor funding. The Director will focus on helping the organization inspire partnerships for the work that is presently being implemented and will build a bridge between the development team and the overall communications team, cultivating organizational messaging into compelling products for donors. This role will report to the VP, Investor Relations and will supervise a team of marketing and communications professionals.
The ideal Director of Donor Communications and Marketing will have:
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Stand Together. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].
|Operations & Strategy Manager||Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity||
Operations and Strategy Manager for a pivotal fund taking on daunting challenges and
making real progress on reproductive and gender equity (Remote)
A Pivotal Movement for Women Everywhere
Women are activating their collective power: from the Women’s Marches and #MeToo to the record number of women running for and holding office. Developments in technology mean healthcare can be centered around women in new ways.
At the same time, we are facing tremendous challenges. Extreme, restrictive policies at the national
and state levels are making it alarmingly difficult for women to access the health care they want, need, and deserve. Over the next few years, further restrictions on abortion and healthcare access and potential cuts to the Affordable Care Act are expected. These cuts are a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and would limit contraceptive access for millions of women.
Founded in 2018, CGRE is a funder collaborative that recognizes that we are at a critical moment in the United States. The current landscape demands new funding to support urgent and significant advances for reproductive and gender equity: to become a nation in which every woman has the knowledge, resources and power to shape her own life.
First and foremost a partnership, CGRE prioritizes listening to the field — and each other. By collaborating and pooling funds, it will be able to place strategic bets and move faster to support partner organizations. CGRE is focused on testing and trying new approaches, responding to shifting needs, and looking farther ahead.
The Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity seeks an experienced and committed Operations and Strategy Manager to accomplish its strategic goals by developing and managing the team’s operations and implementing the strategic plan. The Operations and Strategy Manager will play a key role in a pivotal fund and have the opportunity to partner with deeply committed funders, the field, and other experts to achieve CGRE’s vision. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Operations and Strategy Manager will be expected to develop, facilitate and implement policies and practices to manage the CGRE team, finances, communications, operations and other components related to successful implementation of the strategic plan. CGRE is a virtual workplace and operates as a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). This position will work remotely.
The Operations and Strategy Manager will be an engaged and passionate individual who will emphasize teamwork and cooperation to solve the most pressing issues facing women today. Working in close conjunction with staff and consultants, the manager will not just help CGRE hold the line, but will help make real progress on reproductive and gender equity. Unafraid of daunting challenges, the individual will mirror CGRE as a stubborn optimist that believes concerted philanthropic action, in partnership with field leaders and organizations, can reshape the country now and for decades to come.
The ideal candidate will possess:
|Executive Director||Park Foundation||
Since 1966, The Park Foundation has been transforming communities with initiatives that matter and have lasting impact. The foundation was established by the late Roy Hampton Park, Sr. — founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Park Communications, Inc. In 1949, Mr. Park launched a business relationship with famed restaurant expert Duncan Hines, which sparked a revolution in food preparation products. After the company was purchased by Proctor and Gamble, Mr. Park launched his second career in mass communications. Ultimately, what became Park Communications, Inc. owned 21 radio stations, 17 television stations, and 144 publications, including approximately 41 daily newspapers.
The Park Foundation originally focused on education and grant-making in communities where Park Communications had interests. When Roy H. Park, Sr. died in 1993, he bequeathed more than 70 percent of his holdings to the Foundation. With this endowment, the Foundation expanded its support to a wider range of priorities with public import.
The Park Foundation seeks an Executive Director to serve as a highly collaborative advisor and partner to its Board of Directors as the Foundation enhances its impact on some of the nation’s most pressing social challenges. The Executive Director is responsible for elevating strategic planning processes by closely working with the Board to develop a holistic vision of funding activities and by proactively creating a pipeline of approaches to funding partnerships. The Executive Director leads the Foundation’s staff in executing the strategy established by the Board. The ideal leader will be comfortable working closely with Board members and all levels of staff in a small office environment and fostering open communications and collaboration.
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Park Foundation. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected]
|Major Gift Officer||League of Women Voters||
Major Gift Officer to support the growth of the fundraising program for the League of Women Voters
As the League of Women Voters embarks on the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment and its own 100th birthday, it seeks a Major Gift Officer to join the fundraising team and build out a major giving portfolio to increase revenue for the organization.
The League is redefining its mission for the 21st century with initiatives like People Powered Fair Maps, a national effort to take on partisan gerrymandering, and She is me, a cross-generational effort to engage a diverse range of women in voting rights movements.
As it pursues these expansions, the League’s development program will cultivate pipelines in various verticals to expand annual revenue to $15M by 2025.
The MGO will work with and support the Chief Development Officer (CDO) in creating, managing, and stewarding a portfolio of assigned and qualified donors. The MGO will report to the CDO and work with these donors to achieve higher levels of engagement to ensure that The League will continue to grow into the future, providing support for the programs and advocacy issues implemented by the organization.
The ideal MGO will be passionate about advocacy efforts that The League has provided in the last century and work to sustain and grow philanthropic support that will endure their programs. The MGO will be eager to grow a major giving portfolio and will be comfortable taking the lead to achieve fundraising goals. The MGO is expected to conduct frequent meetings with donors, ensuring that they are kept informed on how their gifts are making a difference.
Minimum qualifications include:
Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the League of Women Voters. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected]
|Vice President of Advancement (GN)||Gen Next Foundation||
Vice President of Advancement to join a team driving prosperity for future generations (Orange County, CA)
Gen Next is a group of successful leaders who seek to harness competition and entrepreneurship to solve the greatest generational challenges of our time.
The Gen Next network acts through three organizations that orchestrate a comprehensive set of programmatic, philanthropic, and political activities designed to address three areas where short-term thinking threatens the success and prosperity of future generations: education reform, economic opportunity, and global security.
The Gen Next Foundation plays a key role in this work as the network’s innovative philanthropic and entrepreneurial arm.
Adopting a venture philanthropy approach that combines the heart of an NGO with the approach of an entrepreneur, the Foundation incubates and grows ventures that deploy high-risk, forward-looking, and high-impact ideas. The Foundation’s early efforts have shown that the private sector can, and should, lead where government alone cannot. Leveraging these results, it seeks to ramp up its work to develop solutions that can propel society, communities, and families toward a brighter future.
At this exciting time in the Foundation’s trajectory, it seeks a Vice President of Advancement to tap, build, and deploy a dynamic donor community and to be a key asset on the leadership team. The Vice President of Advancement will build the Foundation’s internal development machine with an obsessive eye toward the data, analytics, operations, relationships, and community that achieve a multi-million recurring revenue model. The VP will coordinate closely with team members to develop relationships and steward future donors and will build a donor engagement framework with defined donor circles, KPIs, and stewardship plans.
The ideal candidate will be a savvy and effective operator who can seize the opportunity to bolster the engagement of the membership base while optimizing it for broader giving. Specific qualifications include:
|760823||Orange County, CA|
|Associate Director of Development||Golden Triangle||
Associate Director of Development to lead relationship building for a dynamic business improvement district (Washington, D.C.)
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is an award-winning non-profit that works to enhance the Golden Triangle — the 43-square-block neighborhood that stretches from Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue. The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within this remarkable neighborhood, and to retain and attract businesses to the Golden Triangle.
The BID connects its members to numerous resources, events, and information in and around the neighborhood. The staff serve as a first point of contact for member questions and issues and act as a key liaison between businesses and many city agencies. Together with corporate and government partners, the BID develops and implements programs that strengthen the vitality of the Golden Triangle. The BID is dedicated to making the Golden Triangle a great place to live, work, and play.
As Golden Triangle Business Improvement District expands its commitment to building institutional relationships that benefit the District, the Associate Director of Development will play the key role in developing funding for dynamic new programs. Reporting to Senior Director, Finance and Administration Drew Ann Jubert, and working closely with Executive Director Leona Agouridis, other members of the staff, and board members, the Associate Director oversees all aspects of the development program and lays the foundation for long-term relationships.
The Associate Director collaborates on establishing fundable programs, designs sponsorship opportunities and relevant marketing materials, and creates appropriate recognition and stewardship opportunities. The candidate should have a genuine commitment to the mission of the Golden Triangle BID and a passion for activating and improving urban spaces.