Your generous financial support (tax-deductible in US) is vital to enable diverse voices to be heard (over half 2016 participants received full scholarships); deliver world-class, live and live-streamed programming; and mobilize local solutions throughout the year. 

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Email us: contact[at]theglobalsummit[dot]org

Call us in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: +55 (21) 969-363-91 / Tel. USA  +1 (415) 967-1711

An initiative of 501c3 charitable organization, Empowerment WORKS, all contributions in support of The Global Summit are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Empowerment WORKS' expenditures and revenue are available to the public [here on its gold star profile at]  

Beyond the immediate impact of volunteer driven Summits, 100% of any proceeds directly support year round community development education & tools through producing non-profit Empowerment WORKS to support grassroots change agents at the front lines of building a better world.  

Since 2007, without corporate sponsorship, or net gain in event program revenue, Empowerment WORKS has contributed its maximum staff, technical, organizational and volunteer resources to build The Global Summit as an open-source collaboration where all voices are heard.  

While the sheer will, passion and inspiration of minimal staff ensures we "pull the event off, no matter what", financial support is needed and will be leveraged along with the extraordinary volunteers and contributing voices that bring each summit to life.  Thank you all!

Donate by Check/ Mail: Empowerment WORKS, attn: TGS, 1793 Northwood Ct. Oakland, CA. 94611

Contact Melanie St. James, Executive Director: melanie[at]empowermentworks[dot]org