Entry Point for Transformation: Urban and Peri-Urban Development

Ziah Orion

Arise Investments is a crowdfunding platform that helps our investors – or “seedlings” as we like to call them – accumulate enough for the down payment on their first home. By renting our single-family homes by the room to not-for-profits, we generate above-average cash flow that enables us to provide our seedlings with an outstanding… Read more »

Lindsay Miller

Beyond Growth Strategies is a Denver-based community and economic development consulting firm that specializes in community-based wealth-building, inclusive real estate development, and economic development that transcends the mantra, “Growth = Good.” We believe that investment and development are essential to addressing social and economic inequality, but both must be carefully planned and implemented. We approach… Read more »

Bridges to Prosperity

Bridges to Prosperity envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists. Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and Bridges to Prosperity believes that connection is the foundation of opportunity. We work with local communities, partners and foundations, to build trail bridges that connect residents to education, health care, and… Read more »

Andrea Nelson Trice

Andrea earned her doctorate in Higher and Adult Education from The University of Michigan and worked for several years as a faculty member at Purdue University. Over the past two decades she has gained experience as an internal and external evaluator, nonprofit board member, consultant, and author. Her consulting and evaluation work with nonprofits and… Read more »

Counterpart International

For over 50 years, Counterpart International has forged partnerships with communities and local organizations to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which people thrive.  Their current project portfolio is focused on education, food security and agricultural development, effective governance, institutional strengthening, and economic development.


NIVAS helps families in Nepal build capacity and autonomy through the process of home ownership. From advocating for land acquisition, to learning earthquake resilient construction techniques, to setting bricks, each step is a move toward stability and safety.

Global Research Institute

The Global Research Institute is a consortium of international Social Science scholars who conduct independent research on current world issues for academic, government, and judicial constituencies.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is an international NGO based in London focused on human rights globally. In-depth research is conducted on human rights abuses to investigate and expose the facts to lobby governments, companies and other groups to follow and respect international law. The Evidence Lab is a group within Amnesty International that uses innovative techniques to… Read more »

The Road to Hope

The Road to Hope builds self-sustaining communities through partnering with individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Haiti to learn and build mutually supportive relationships. We believe in bridging the distance between communities globally, which is why we partner with communities throughout the U.S. and Haiti to provide in-person and digital cultural experiences and outreach… Read more »

One Earth Future Foundation

One Earth Future (OEF) is an incubator of innovative peace-building programs. OEF designs, tests and partners to scale programs that work hand-in-hand with communities to eliminate the root causes of war. Each of the programs in the OEF portfolio has been designed and iteratively tested to work for a sustainable solution to a specific problem,… Read more »

Africa Agenda

Africa Agenda is driven by the need to change the one-sided narrative of African News. We use the Africa Agenda website, journalistic tools, and events, including the Africa News Matters website, as platforms for critical engagement and news analysis about the African continent.