About Us

ION studios was founded to help high potential organizations and companies deliver impact on a scale that far outpaces the resources available. Our team firmly believes that the social sector should have the same level of support and advice as the for-profit sector and we aim to match our clients with our own and others' best thinking.

Our Approach

By marrying design-thinking methods with academic-level rigor we produce strategies, experiences, services and models that can live up to their own hype. Our "Rigorous Impact" process is:

  • Inquiry Driven
  • Grounded in Research & Data
  • Adaptive Strategy Led
  • Intentional Impact
  • Change Oriented
  • Capacity Building

Our Founder

Michael Radke has been working in the social sector for nearly 20 years - yes, he got an early start - as an activist, leader, program designer, researcher and consultant. He now splits his time between sharing his hard won experience with others through ION studios and building the Ubuntu Lab to help people understand people. He also speaks and teaches around the world on social change, learning design and the importance of understanding ourselves and others.