We are the Together Institute, an organization dedicated to fostering a culture of togetherness and connectedness. We believe that as society we are facing incredibly complex challenges that no one organization or person can solve alone. And we believe that our planet will be better off if meaningful relationships become a bigger part of how we as humanity operate. But how does “together” actually work? And how can we help society build more meaningful relationships? That’s the question that keeps us up at night.
Want to learn more?
- Read about our ongoing research into communities
- Learn more about our current projects.
- Get in touch and say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the core team
Fabian Pfortmüller – co-founder
Fabian Pfortmüller is a Swiss community builder based in NYC. He is co-founder of the Together Institute. He also runs COMMUNITY, an advisory firm that helps organizations build meaningful communities and he is Innovator in Residence for the Kauffman Foundation. Together with Sascha Mombartz and Nico Luchsinger he co-authored the Community Canvas, the leading community building framework. In the past he co-founded Sandbox, a global community for young changemakers and Holstee, a lifestyle brand known for its monthly subscription and the Holstee Manifesto.
Sascha Mombartz is a designer and community builder based in NYC. He co-authored the Community Canvas with Fabian, and recently founded CloseKnit – a platform for community builders. He’s also the founder of the Office for Visual Affairs – a branding and user experience design studio in New York. He previously worked at the New York Times, Google’s Creative Lab, and co-founded startups in retail, tech and travel.