Rita Marie Johnson“A quick look at today’s news headlines and it’s easy to see that our world is facing a crisis of disconnection. Clearly, we need to create a new story for humanity – a story of connection. I invite you to help me create that connection. I know it is possible, because it’s already happening. I see it every day in the eyes of our course participants. You’ll be giving a gift that can actually change the planet.”

~ Rita Marie Johnson, Founder


    RFI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching a social and emotional learning skill – the Connection Practice® – for a more connected world. By carrying out this mission, RFI will realize its vision of “a world where every person practices the art of connection and passes this gift on.”

    You have given me an amazing gift! I now know how to give empathy so that people feel heard and understood, how to access my highest intelligence for problem-solving and how to be at peace no matter what may come!

    -- School teacher, wife, mother of two and Connection Practice Group member

    In my first Connection Practice course, I received empathy for the very first time in my life. It has had a profound effect on me and on how I treat everyone. Thank you for opening my heart and for teaching me how to access insights!”
    -- Japanese Business Owner, husband and father of three

    Thanks to your generous, ongoing support, we help people get their needs met in positive, constructive ways and leave behind the often tragic behaviors they’ve learned. As each person connects with his or her empathy and insight, the impact ripples out into homes, schools, businesses, communities and the world.

    And YOU help make this happen!

    • A gift of $10 or more per month from each supporter would allow RFI to effectively spread the Connection Practice and carry out its programs in a sustainable way.
    • One-time donations can help with day-to-day expenses or go toward a major project, such as funding Connection Practice training at a school or nonprofit.
    • Becoming a member provides financial support and denotes your commitment to a connected world.


    Monthly donors are automatically considered members and enjoy the various benefits of membership. Donations are tax deductible in the U.S. as allowed by law.

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