Big Thought Institute


The Big Thought Institute provides professional learning, curriculum design and consultation services to help other nonprofits and organizations teach, develop and create. For each project, the Institute leverages its evidence-based best practices in creativity and learning systems, which have been established over 30 years.

Signature Services

Curriculum Design

Curriculum Design

BTI develops standards-based curriculum for non-traditional learning environments, helping to provide educational experiences through their programming.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Our team offers a broad menu of professional learning services including topics such as social and emotional learning, classroom management, trauma-informed...

Consultation Services

Consultation Services

BTI offers a suite of professional consultation services ranging from strategic planning to collective impact systems development and implementation.

Q & A

We’d be happy to discuss your project and it’s easy to get in touch with us. Just fill out the contact form on this page and someone from our team will follow-up with you promptly!

Big Thought has staff experts in a variety of categories. Additionally, we can identify and retain experts to support individual aspects of your project who will work alongside our staff.

Each project we work on is unique. Our process involves us listening to your core needs and deliverables, and then coming back with a few options to help you best meet your timeline and budget goals, alongside your stated objectives.

At Big Thought Institute, we measure our success and impact based upon our ability to help you achieve your core objectives. We work to develop a strong understanding of your goals, outputs and outcomes and then put together a plan to achieve those goals.

As with any non-profit organization, raising funds to support our deep organizational goals and community needs is an ongoing effort. Big Thought is able to reduce the costs to families of our best-in-class programs by diversifying our revenue streams. This enables Big Thought to better safeguard itself against economic downturns that can negatively impact traditional fundraising, while maintaining high quality, broad reaching programs.

Let’s Connect

If your organization is interested in learning more about how it can tap into the Big Thought Institute, we’d love to hear from you.

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