The Global Summit impact begins when people go home.

7SS 2015

How: Tools & Frameworks for Year-round Action


The first part of The Global Summit impact system is a multi-sector framework called [Partners in Empowerment (PIE)] - engaging and highlighting the best of six diverse social and economic sectors.

Second, is a social innovation road-map called [7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS)] - empowering communities to use their local assets to create sustainable futures.

When global Partners in Empowerment and local organizers are mutually supported by 7SS and PIE tools, we create a shared language for collaboration - breaking through donor/aid silos - to include all sectors of society into the movement for our sustainable future.

Synergy Fund: Leveraged Investment & Philanthropy System 

The Synergy Fund initiative is a call to action to investors, philanthropists and donor agencies to leverage collective resources by advancing global collaboration AND an emphasis on local assets by promoting use of a common framework, '7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS)'.

Providing an incentive for a cross-sector collaboration in sustainable development, the Synergy Fund is a vital part of enabling Empowerment WORKS integrative program eco-system which promises to reduce duplication and increase collective impact, when activated with [1PIE.org].

How the Synergy Fund works: Registrants of The Global Summit and trainees in other 7SS educational forums will be eligible for Synergy Funding to support the development of a global community of practice in 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS).

Devoted to impact investment and nonprofit community grants, the Synergy Fund sources input from The Global Summit community to co-develop criteria advancing transparency, measurable results and proven principles of Asset-Based Community Development.

Be the change you want to see in the world.  Be a Partner in Empowerment!