The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute missionis twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.
The Association for the Study and Development of Community
The Association for the Study and Development of Community is a research and development organization for community capacity-building and social problem solving. The homepage has a link to detailed and regularly updated information about things communities can do in response to the tragedies of September 11th.
Building Great Places to Work
The Building Great Places to Work Initiative (BGPW) at the University of Michigan focuses on enhancing local working climates in order to support each of us in working/contributing at our best. BGPW collaborates on internships and class projects, involving students in observing UM work settings and helping with ways to improve the culture and climate.
Business as an Agent of World Benefit
The Center for B·A·W·B is a global forum uniting the best in business with the call of our times. At its heart is the World Inquiry, which involves a global search for the ways in which dynamic leaders (in management, academics, and the civil sector) use the human resources, imagination and assets at their disposal to meet the needs of the earth's diverse population.
The Center for Civility
The Center for Civility is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the development of better tools for capacity building and helping individuals and institutions to be strong champions for improvement in their own communities.
The Center for Nonviolent Communication
The Center for Nonviolent Communication is a nonprofit organization that seeks to strengthen people's capacity to compassionately connect with and relate to others through nonviolent communication practices. This Web site also includes a point-by-point description of what we can do using nonviolent communication in the aftermath of the attacks on September 11th.
Centre for Applied Positive Psychology
The Centre for Applied Positive Psychology exists to enable people to be at their best in the areas of work, education, and health. Across each of these areas, we seek to extend and apply what is known about strengths, engagement, and well-being, by working in strategic partnership with organisations, educational institutions, charities, public bodies, and individual practitioners.
Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute that has a variety of programs and resources centered on healing.
Compassionate Action Network International
Compassionate Action Network International (CAN International) is a worldwide network of individuals, organizations, and cities that have affirmed the Charter for Compassion and who are working in diverse ways to create cultures of compassion locally and globally.
Foundation for Enterprise Development
The FED encourages entrepreneurs to foster a culture of innovation within their company—an essential component to developing solutions to hard, complex problems—and is also committed to fostering business principles that support the creation of an ownership culture with employees who grow the company. If employees are valued and feel valued, they create value.
The Leader to Leader Institute
The Leader to Leader Institute has its roots in the social sector and in its predecessor, the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, which in January 2003 transferred its ongoing activities to the new identity. The Leader to Leader Institute furthers its mission "to strengthen the leadership of the social sector" by providing educational opportunities and resources to leaders.
Positive Deviance Initiative
The objectives of the Positive Deviance Initiative (PDI) are to document and share information on current global positive deviance (PD) projects, to explore new PD applications, and to expand the cadre of PD practitioners and trainers. The PDI is located at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
The Positive Futures Network
The Positive Futures Network was founded in March 1996 based on the belief that humanity is in the midst of a historic transition. The Network's goal is to enhance the power of people working to create a more just, sustainable and compassionate future by increasing their public visibility, their sense of interconnection and their access to visions, tools, stories and techniques for change. To that end, the Network publishes YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, which combines analysis of key problems with news of actions people are taking in the United States and around the world to create a more positive future.
SJF Institute is an independent non-profit institute that works with positive impact businesses and sustainable entrepreneurs to facilitate their access to capital, promote employee engagement, and help build sustainable economies.
The Taos Institute
The Taos Institute is a pueblo, or community, of scholars and practitioners working to explore, extend and share the view that through human relationships we construct our realities, moralities and aspirations. It is from the meanings created and sustained in relationships that the future is largely fashioned. The Institute is a nonprofit organization whose participants collaborate to design and promote creative, appreciative and relational practices in families, communities and organizations around the world.
The VIA Institute on Character
VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization founded to advance the science and practice of character development. The VIA Institute supported the creation of the VIA Classification, The VIA Survey and Character Strengths and Virtues, by Drs. Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson. These tools are used by researchers, clinicians, consultants, coaches and educators. The Institute provides the VIA Survey, advances the science of character and educates practitioners.