Welcome to Social Tinkering

A Human Connection Project

We are curators of space and facilitators of positive social change. Our work is grounded in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we strive to cultivate belonging for all people to feel seen, valued, and celebrated.

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We are social connectors and barrier breakers.
At Social Tinkering we work to overcome and manage the hurdles that prevent people from coming together. We work to fight, heal, and prevent social isolation and chronic loneliness by creating new ways to socialize and collaborate. We are disrupting the status quo and shifting our culture into a more welcoming space for all people.

We can't do this alone - SO COME TINKER WITH US!

Why do we do this?

Chronic social isolation and loneliness are major determinants of our physical and mental health and can be incredibly damaging not only for individuals, but for families and entire communities of people.

To prevent isolation, heal loneliness, and shift our culture into a holistically healthier condition, we believe there is a need to apply international happiness research at the grassroots level. We want people to not just read about happiness and belonging, but to experience their growth within themselves and amongst other people.

Meaningful Social Connection = Trust = Belonging = Happiness

Happiness = thriving individuals, families, and communities

How do we do this?

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COLLABORATION

Sharing Goals

Leveraging Resources

Elevating Each Other

Drinking Coffee

Social Meetups

Connections

Building Trust

Growing Belonging

Holiday Greetings

Annual Events

Learning

Growing

Celebrating

Our Community Agreements

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Platinum Rule - Treat others how THEY want to be treated

Be present & listen with curiosity

This is a Brave space where vulnerability is celebrated

Acknowledge INTENT & focus on IMPACT

Speak from the “I”- from your own experience, not for others

Seek first to understand, then to be understood

Offer what you can, ask for what you need

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Our stories are important to understanding, supporting, and elevating each other. They help us see each other's humanity, and increasing belonging.

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Our Founder and Board of Directors are passionate and vibrant people who work tirelessly to help their communities thrive. Read Social Tinkering's origin story and learn what ties each of us to this work.

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Interested in learning more about fighting social isolation and growing belonging and happiness? Check out our blog and information center to learn how you can help in your own circle of influence!

Looking to connect with us and join this adventure? Sign up for our email list and follow us on social media @socialtinkering.

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The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.

                                                                        Dean Ornish

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Mankind is interdependent, and the happiness of each depends on the happiness of all.

                                                              Hazrat Inayat Kahn

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Success isn't about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives.

Michelle Obama