Pando has a unique process to engage stakeholders in making positive impact.
The Pando process isn’t for normal people but for those who are radically committed, those who have obsessions, those who can’t do anything else but.
See our list of programs for examples of some of the different ways we put our process to work for positive change.
What are you radically committed to?
Pando process for project acceleration
The Pando process lies at the heart of all our civic engagement programs. It begins in community, with the most diverse people we can find — including generational diversity.
It includes a curricular framework; project brainstorming and strategizing; narrative and project development coaching; specialist content, and mentoring and advisory opportunities — all supported by as many connections as we can muster to create the right environment for project development and implementation. It’s the combination of these elements that lies at the heart of anything we do.
Through the process:
— We unite the people who care most about the future of Los Angeles. We get them together to talk and inspire each other.
— We focus them on the right things. We challenge them to invent and develop real-life projects that matter — and connect them to the LA County Sustainability Plan.
— We motivate them to launch the projects they’ve conceived. With small, manageable bets that test their ideas.
— We help them push their ideas forward.
We’re not just dreaming about a better world. We’re looking for results — measured against the County’s 12 goals to build regional resilience.
Pando process in action
Pando Days launched with a single aim: implement LA County sustainability goals. In response, we pulled together the County’s leading creative and intellectual talent, launched both public and targeted brainstorming, provided narrative coaching, and catalyzed 10 college and university teams to develop their ideas in the first year. We supported project development with specialist advice and micro funding. Our events encouraged community-building and stakeholder involvement. In the end, 4 first-year Pando Days projects received early-stage support from outside funders, including Google and the Mellon Foundation. Today, a total of 21 Pando Days projects have been developed or are currently in development across the Southland.