Recently, both OTA and Pollen were approached by the Bush Foundation about working together to explore ways to further develop their unique platforms. OTA, with its experience-focused events, was in need of a strong digital platform to better engage its community and extend the reach of its content. Pollen, with its rich digital engagements, heard a growing call from the community to bring people together in person. Over a series of meals and plenty of coffee, both organizations began to realize what might be gained by designing the future together in a strategic partnership. They recognized a clear sense of shared values and a deep sense of commitment to investing in the dreams and stories of the people of the region. Simply, together their networks could accomplish even more.