Who We Are
Murmuration seeks massively improved education outcomes for kids by providing information, infrastructure, and support for education-related public advocacy and community building efforts.
One of Mumuration’s key initiatives, mInsights, is a technology product that seeks to aggregate data from a combination of sources such as partner organization’s member data, publicly available data, consumer data, voterfile data, and more. These data will then be used to build a variety of models and tools that will position Murmuration’s partner organizations to activate and expand their supporter bases effectively, and mobilize them for sustained political change. Traditionally these data have lived in silos within individual organizations or been un- or under-utilized. Murmuration has the unique opportunity to build, with partners, a massive dataset that can leverage creative data science to profoundly change the way that advocacy efforts and service providers engage their bases.
Murmuration Core Values
Impact. We are honest with ourselves and others about what we think it will take to achieve big impact. We aggressively go after opportunities, focusing our resources where we think they can achieve the most – but we accept that we won’t always make the right bets, and as we learn, we willingly abandon ideas that don’t produce sufficient results and experiment with new ones that show potential.
The long view. We believe the challenges holding back our schools from excellence and equity can be solved. At the same time, we know that these problems took a long time to develop and silver bullets don’t exist to solve them overnight. We take the long view in our strategy rather than focusing exclusively on short-term wins, and we persist with stamina and confidence when short-term challenges arise.
Authentic partnership. We listen to our partners and work hard to earn their trust and add value to their efforts. We believe in the importance of local context and look to our partners for their good guidance, and we work with and through them to identify and pursue mutually beneficial outcomes whenever possible. Our partners feel that we live up to this and think highly of the value we provide and of the experience of working with us.
Excellence. We might have a bold, smart, winnable strategy but if we’re not excellent when it comes to executing the details, we will not succeed.
Stronger together. We care – about each other and the work – as we pursue change to massively improve outcomes for all U.S. children. We are energized by the opportunity to solve seemingly intractable problems and understand that each of us has an important role to play, but that we are part of a bigger and broader effort and cannot succeed on our own.