The Rockefeller Ethic is our process. It is woven through all we do and is how we measure our impact. Whether people are participating in a program or workshop, or conference guests are doing their own important work in our meeting space, we prioritize solving problems and creating opportunities together.

Four Key Outcomes

Everything we do is designed to produce results in up to four key outcomes:

  • Collaboration
  • Connection
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Leadership Development

We view these outcomes as interconnected and essential parts of our work.


“It was really great to get everybody’s perspective because everybody approached the ideas from a different aspect. I think it was really important to collaborate and understand where everybody else is coming from and some of the challenges they have seen personally within the state.”

Under 40 Forum participant 


“I now have connections in four other counties where I can say “Hey I need this” or, “Did you guys try that? How did that work out for you?” … You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Just bringing those people together and that knowledge is priceless. I mean, I’m going to be contacting these people all the time.”

Uncommon Communities participant 

Entrepreneurial Thinking

“You’ve got to be innovative. Times change so quickly and if we don’t change with the times we’re going to be left behind. So, that’s what I liked about it. It was a different type of training…Some other workshops and seminars can be boring. I don’t think I was ever bored.”

Uncommon Communities participant

Leadership Development

“This was an experience that none of those young men nor I will ever forget. By noon the day after we returned, those five young men had told most of the school about their trip to the “Mountain.” This program provided these young men something many people never see…you provided two days of peace. You showed them life outside of Pine Bluff. You introduced them to people not like them and let them know that different is ok.”  

Beyond Civility participant