FUSE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to enable local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities.
FUSE partners with civic leaders to identify pressing strategic challenges and then recruits entrepreneurial professionals to serve in executive-level fellowships across local government. FUSE Fellows are uniquely positioned to achieve transformational impact across issue areas such as education, health, poverty, public safety, infrastructure, economic development and the environment.
Taking on complex projects can be intimidating. Where do you start? Some advice from a veteran problem-solver.
Eight Smart Ways to Tackle a Big Project
By Rob Henning
FUSE Fellow Dolan Beckel discusses how San Jose is tackling its digital inequality problem.
Addressing Digital Inequality in San Jose
Meeting of the MInds
By Dolan Beckel
FUSE Fellow Slater Matzke is "thrilled" and "honored" to help improve Vallejo by. . .
New FUSE Fellow Ready to Help Vallejo
By John Glidden
“FUSE Corps is bringing talent into local government not just to find solutions to problems, but to facilitate culture change within public institutions. This is a model for civic innovation that is needed in communities across the country and is working.”
Dena Trujillo, Director - Human Capital, Omidyar Network, and FUSE Corps Board Member
“After spending 13 years as an entrepreneur in the private sector, FUSE Corps gave me the opportunity to have a different kind of impact. I jumped into the public sector with an assignment at the California Department of Education and brought a new approach to their work on education technology. The training and coaching FUSE provided helped ensure my success.”
Karen Holst, 2014-2015 FUSE Fellow
"FUSE Corps has figured out how to create an extraordinary fellowship program to address complex public management problems. After a successful inaugural year, the City of Los Angeles is excited to expand our partnership with FUSE Corps on a range of high priority projects."
Robin Engel, Former Assistant City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles
“Our Fellows’ extensive private sector experience and strong business acumen have inspired me and other leaders within San Francisco to look at new approaches to solving long-standing challenges. We’ve achieved more on the projects than we thought possible and we look to our FUSE Fellows as valuable colleagues.”
Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Mayor Edwin Lee, City and County of San Francisco, CA