Benefits of Co-Creation – “Changing everything requires everyone!”

What are Partners in Empowerment?

When you engage in The Global Summit, you join a growing global community of Partners In Empowerment (PIE or 1PIE when united) – citizens, businesses, and organizations united in action for a socially just and ecologically thriving world.

Like an eco-system, the power of our network comes from the vast diversity of its participants.

Unique to this event, and growing network, is the fact that the people impacted are the ones simultaneously creating the landscape. The beneficiary landscape (aka target market) of The Global Summit – is all encompassing – including every man, woman and child on the planet. It includes the orphan in the village we put first, to the CEO and government official and everyone in between.

*For more on year round impact, see Framework for Collaboration: 6 Sectors of 1PIE, 1PIE Sustainability Principles‘ & ‘7SS Framework for Action: 7 Stages to Sustainability‘ pages.

Who benefits from participation and what are the benefits?

Since The Global Summit is a multi-sector collaboration to better the social, financial and physical environment in which every human being lives, ultimately, it excludes no one. However, for purposes of defining, and seeing how it might benefit you – your company, agency or team – the following are those most clearly constituting our participants, their unique roles, and some primary ways they benefit:

For Impact Organizations (aka Collaborating Nonprofits)
Purpose: “To reduce duplication and increase social impact in program areas by integrating resources & aligning strategies with multi-sector partners via EW’s 7 Stages to Sustainability model and other collaboration tools.”

Role: For Impact Organizations (FIOs) can either be social & environmental service providers & governmental agencies with similar mission. These groups provide critical benefits to vulnerable communities that are often under-recognized and thus under-supported by the global economy. The idea of collaborating non-profits is vital to balance profit centered shortcomings of the global economy and to develop a comprehensive approach that leads to a more effective and sustainable policy-making and implementation framework. Because of their legally structured, charitable purpose mandating a social impact bottom line, FIOs lead the facilitation process that will bring the other sector participants together in collaborative, win-win solutions.

Benefits For-Impact Organizations (FIOs) Leaders/ Participants:

  • New relationships at the event advance program collaboration between complementary organizations and funding partners.
  • Workshops train FIOs in multi-sector approaches, how to identify win-win strategies and key partners to advance goals.
  • Promote social enterprise income generation for NGOs, the event will provide opportunities for matchmaking between NGOs, sustainable businesses and social entrepreneurs.
  • Participate in development of Portal called to enable online training and (matching) grant-making to sustain strategic partnerships around the year that advance each groups’ unique purpose.

Benefits for Grassroots Stakeholders, Subsistence Farmers, People on front lines (⅔ world!):

  • Access relevant skills and tools to support regenerative community development, i.e. online education in permaculture, project management, health & communications
  • Contribute directly to the goals and planning of TGS
  • Have direct input into issues that affect them – global trade, health and environmental policies, philanthropy, etc.
For-Profit Businesses (aka Sustainable or Conscious Businesses)
Purpose: “Leading by example in demonstrating exceptional corporate social responsibility and operating in integrity with community commitments”

Role: For-Profit Businesses exert leadership in highlighting technologies, business practices and approaches that may help to inspire other participants. This will include leading the discussion on sustainability in designing multi-sector approaches to development. This leads to the economic empowerment of both marginalized and affluent groups by encouraging the sharing of knowledge relevant to the mass dissemination of appropriate technologies.


  • Promote green tech solutions
  • PR and financial benefits of growing a company through that PR
  • Access to larger network of businesses
  • Access to government officials previously not accessible
  • Learn about complementary as well as competing technologies to help guide their R&D strategies
  • Participate in multi-sector workshops to better understand
  • Organize Appropriate Technology workshops and exhibits that promote your work.
  • Link with social enterprises/entrepreneurs to implement programs as part of a bottom up approach
  • Link with NGOs that might improve or lead to the development of Corporate Social Responsibility programs
Social Entrepreneurs, Visionaries & Innovators
Purpose: “Innovating breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity”

Role: Social Entrepreneurs help to create the social and economic glue to facilitate community empowerment and bring together relevant sectors and knowledge sets. A common goal is to address dependency by enabling ways for social networks to generate value to sustain various ventures and efforts of interests to that social entrepreneur using clever and innovative approaches. A major component of TGS will be to create network opportunities to create the collaborative space at the event and also online through to facilitate social entrepreneurship in service of sustainable economic development and community empowerment.

Benefits to Social Entrepreneurs:

  • An outlet (creative and intellectually) for their ideas and recognition and support internally for those ideas
  • Enable creative process to harness entrepreneurial energy at the event to find innovative and sustainable solution to key areas of concern.
  • Participate in workshop to promote knowledge exchange between sectors and networks that provide opportunity to both offer and gain useful and empowering strategies for building critical mass for social impact.
  • Connect Educators, Sustainable Businesses, NGOs and others with social entrepreneurs to discuss how bottlenecks can be overcome through multi-sector collaboration.
  • Making a difference, a greater difference than alone through collaboration – being directly involved through contributing to the goals, planning, and implementation of Summit and PIE initiatives

– Politicians, UN International Leaders and foreign policy makers


  • Making a difference, a greater difference through organized forum with large network of multi-sector collaboration
  • Greater opportunity to implement their policies with a follow-up program as organized and connected as
  • PR benefits
  • Structured, goal-oriented collaboration with businesses (less special interest, more common goal), that leads to:
  • Renewed faith in their work and roles as government officials
Artists In Action
Purpose: “Fulfilling our role as vehicles of social change”

Role: Often looked to as the consciences of humanity, artists have a unique ability to create powerful and innovative social change. Whether through music, visual art, performance, or poetry, artists speak with integrity and the world listens.

Benefits to Artists:

  • Opportunity for Musicians & other Performing Artists to offer their content in the TGS concert series;
  • Chance to link up with Businesses & Event Producers that can help support their creative efforts in relation to Responsible Media Groups;
  • Participate in workshops that demonstrate and highlight the importance of art and creativity in building mutually supportive and empowering networks.

– Celebrities


  • Making a difference, a greater difference through an organized forum with large network of multi-sector collaboration 
  • Authentic PR via engagement and impact in causes they care about most
  • Feeling connected to “normal people” and involved in something outside the world of media                  
Educational Institutions
Purpose: “Providing the public with the confidence of unbiased research, and integrity of fact, to base policy action and creative solutions.”

Role: Educational institutions provide education and training tools to enable network empowerment through capacity building both at the conference and online through Central aspect of educational effort will include prep for the Capacity Building Forum at the 08 Planning Summit and then by participating in the actual event in 09 that highlights the need for a new educational and development model that is focused on holistic and interdisciplinary thinking.

Benefits to Educational Institutions/Practitioners:

  • Participate in Capacity Building Forum providing opportunity to explore linkages between sectors particularly education, green technologies and Social Entrepreneurialism;
  • Participate in workshops that highlight the key role of education in developing World Changing technologies and approaches;
  • Showcase & develop Holistic and Interdisciplinary approaches that inspire people to find and new innovative ways to learn, seek solutions and implement them in the field;
  • Explore the role of Web 2.0 Tools in enabling distance and online learning through conferences and between networks.

– Scientists, Technologists and those in Academia


  • Making a difference, a greater difference through an organized forum with a large network of multi-sector collaboration 
  • Exposure of and recognition of their work to a much larger audience than typical for this sector
  • Networking for mutual benefit and professional gain to catapult their ideas and creations
  • Intellectual stimulation

– Venture Capitalists, Investors


  • Making a difference, a greater difference through an organized forum with a large network of multi-sector collaboration 
  • Exposure to and recognition of their work to a much larger audience than typical for this sector
  • Networking for mutual benefit and professional gain to catapult their ideas and creations
  • Intellectual stimulation
Responsible Media Groups
Purpose: “Upholding journalistic ethics as the foundation of democracy”; and “Highlighting PIE achievements in mass media – inspiring action beyond the PIE.”

Role: The term Responsible Media Group is a wide ranging term that includes any actor that works in the field of media and who seeks to promote socially and ecologically responsible behaviors, ethics and values.


  • Participation in workshops to link and identify multi-sector development strategies for responsible media groups;
  • Access to potential clients and collaborations at the The Summit;
  • Chance to get message across to target audiences and to expand message to other groups by building coalitions.

– Media /Journalists

  • Making a difference, a greater difference through an organized forum with a large network of multi-sector collaboration 
  • Publicity and recognition of their work
  • Networking for mutual benefit and professional gain to catapult their ideas and creations
  • Intellectual stimulation
  • Renewed faith in media’s role in democracy the power the media has to create a more perfect society

For more on year round impact, see ‘Framework for Collaboration: 6 Sectors of 1PIE‘, ‘1PIE Sustainability Principles‘ & ‘7SS Framework for Action: 7 Stages to Sustainability‘ pages

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