When we started Design Impact in 2009, we knew we wanted to use the creative process of design to make a difference. Like many others, we were passionate about design’s ability to work outside of its traditional business confines and address basic human needs. Wondering where to begin our work, we started by asking the following question: Who’s working on the world’s toughest problems, and how can we partner with them? Time and time again, we ran into the same answer: nonprofit organizations. So we set out on a path to develop design-based partnerships with nonprofits.