About Us

The Right Question Institute (RQI) is a non-profit educational organization offering what many people consider to be the simplest, most powerful strategy available for helping people in low and moderate-income communities learn to advocate for themselves, participate in decisions that affect them and partner with service-providers and public officials. RQI’s innovative methods are delivered through educational, health care, social service, community-based organizations and public agencies all over the country and beyond.

Our Mission

The Right Question Institute (RQI) has a two-fold mission:

  • To develop and disseminate innovative methods that all people – no matter their literacy or educational level – can use to advocate for themselves and participate more effectively in decision-making processes that affect them.
  • To promote the idea of Microdemocracy as a new starting point for democratic action.

RQI’s methods tap into the potential of tens of millions of people to become more self-sufficient in their own lives, and to become active citizens participating on all levels of our democratic society. RQI’s materials, trainings, web-based resources and consulting services provide a remarkably cost-effective way for organizations and public agencies to enhance and strengthen their on-going services and programs for people in their communities.