In 2008, Ramsey Ford founded Design Impact with his wife Kate Hanisian. Over the past two years they have worked to build a design-centered organization that empowers communities affected by poverty to design and implement life-improving solutions. To accomplish this, they have developed a method of integrating design into the structure of grassroots service organizations. Their pilot project in southern India is nearing an end and they are planning to scale in the next year through the creation of an international fellowship program. Ramsey is excited to share the experience of starting a non-profit design service and Design Impact’s vision for future growth.