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Threshold Collaborative

Trauma, family and community violence, poverty, substance abuse, mental illness, school failure, teen pregnancy…Threshold implements solutions to these seemingly intractable social challenges.

With 20 years of experience developing community engagement initiatives, Alisa Del Tufo founded Threshold Collaborative as an Ashoka Fellow. Located in Vermont and working nationally, Threshold is a not-for-profit, capacity-building organization.

Realizing the limitations of the individual service delivery model, we pioneered the use of narrative and engagement strategies to help communities find sustainable solutions to their needs. Using this experience, Threshold has designed a teachable framework that will enable you to engage the power of community!

Community engagement builds multiple opportunities for organizations to solve their own problems; saving money, surfacing and measuring real impact, building collaboration, and strengthening indigenous leadership.

Threshold finds and amplifies existing solutions to deep social challenges using strategies that unleash assets to build effective community and personal change. Our methods align action with impact in ways that support better outcomes for people organizations and communities; using tools that incorporate participant voice, invigorate new strategies and re-frame impact.