RESOLVE forges sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed.


RESOLVE was founded in 1977 to promote the effective use of collaboration and consensus building in public decisions and to help people with diverse interests engage in dialogue. RESOLVE helped institutionalize the use of dispute resolution techniques in the policymaking process, particularly in the U.S., and it helped create a new field—one that today includes thousands of practitioners. RESOLVE continues to support critical policy initiatives and works to advance new learning, best practices, and ethics across the dispute resolution field.

As RESOLVE celebrates its 40th anniversary its focus is on the power of collaborative problem solving. With persistence, respectful dialogue, and thoughtful consideration of facts RESOLVE will continue to find solutions to pressing environmental, social, and health challenges

As RESOLVE celebrates this milestone, it has recommitted to a vision of a less polarized world with a shared commitment to transforming ambitious ideas into real benefits for people, communities, and ecosystems.


During its first thirty years, RESOLVE helped create a new field—applying conflict resolution to natural resource, environmental, and public health issues. Today, RESOLVE works with partners in the U.S. and internationally to design innovative, sustainable solutions to the 21st century’s toughest natural resource, environmental, and public health challenges. We work to support healthy people and communities, clean air and water, resilient ecosystems, smart energy, sustainable development and solutions to natural resource conflicts. Our work advances new learning, best practices, and ethics for our partners and throughout our networks.

RESOLVE can help you identify, develop and test sustainable solutions; develop collaborative approaches and programs; strategically analyze and address issues; increase your capacity to get results through training and mentoring; resolve disputes and manage conflicts; and take advantage of the latest collaborative technology. Contact us to explore how RESOLVE’s conflict mediation and collaborative services and programs can help your organization achieve results.

2017 Annual Report

RESOLVE’s 2017 Annual Report is now available! Click on the image below to view or download the report.


Funding or Hiring RESOLVE

RESOLVE’s work is funded through a combination of earned income, government and foundation grants, and individual donations.  We generate a substantial part of our budget through fee-for-service consulting and innovative, solutions oriented programs.

To donate to RESOLVE click here.

To inquire about our fee-for-service work please contact Jen Peyser at jpeyser@resolv.org.