We Make Ideas Happen
Dragonfly is a social impact development firm. We explore complicated problem sets, develop and test new ideas, and create supportive structures for the best of these to live in the real world.
In response to the demand for new forms of non-congregate shelter in the wake of COVID 19, the Hub Studio pilot is a world class expression of trauma informed design.
Play Where You Stay
When the US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup, we looked into the disparity of access to “the world’s game”. Last year, Play Where You Stay employed over forty coaches and trained 1200 children and youth from across the socio-economic spectrum at no required cost.
The Day Plaza is an innovative public space concept with integrated services that we developed for the City of Memphis Mayor’s Office. The Plaza design mirrors the barrier free philosophy of the Hospitality Hub.
Hospitality Hub Day Plaza Barrier-free Emergency Shelter for Women
When available data didn’t reflect the demand for shelter for women experiencing homelessness, we created an assessment tool to capture the reality: while nearly forty percent of individuals experiencing homelessness were women, they had access to only 6% of the available beds.
The $9M shelter development project that resulted from these insights is scheduled for completion in March 2022.
Social Impact development is human centric. We introduce the equitable structures and policies that allow people and teams to flourish.
What do you do when someone asks you for money?
We developed the HLPR prototype for an NGO asking about the best way to respond to panhandling. HLPR creates an easy path for any individual to offer real help to people in need.
We collaborate with individual philanthropists, foundations, governments, NGOs and corporations to compound interest in ideas that matter.