Allies/Resources

There are so many groups and individuals nurturing Immense Possibilities that no page could possibly list them all.  Here are some you might want to explore.

(What do you know about that should be added to this list? Let us know at share@immensepossibilities.org)

  • http://www.smallplanetinstitute.org/ This is the central site of Anna and Frances Moore LappĂ©, who for years have been inspiring, collecting and reporting on immense possibilities
  • http://yesmagazine.org/ The quarterly magazine from the Positive Futures Network that continually reminds us how much brilliantly creative work is going on.
  • http://www.wakeuplaughing.com/ Steve Bhaerman, aka Swami Beyondanda, is pushing the possibilities of political awakening with exceptional clarity. And — unlike many of us when we lower our heads to do this earnest, vital work — he’s really funny.
  • Camp Odyssey is a transformative camp for high-schoolers that instills and openness and respect for diverse beliefs, orientations, ethnic and culture habits.  Founded in 1990, it’s now being resurrected by some of the original campers.
  • Yes! “Founded in 1990 by two teenagers [including Ocean Robbins], YES! is a nonprofit organization that connects, inspires and collaborates with young changemakers in building thriving, just and sustainable ways of life for all.”
  • http://storyofstuff.com/ This 20-minute animated video, written and produced by Annie Leonard, is one of the very best aha! tools around.
  • http://www.healthydemocracyoregon.org/ is a good example of how the boundaries of political possibility can be pushed effectively in a single state.
  • The New Economics Institute is a US organization that uniquely combines vision, theory, action, and communication to effect a transition to a new economy — an economy that gives priority to supporting human well-being and Earth’s natural systems.
  • http://www.gaia.com/ is a networking site for people already focused on personal empowerment and purpose as a path to immense possibilities.
  • http://www.ted.com/ is a purposeful collection of presentations with the kind of brilliance that inspires forward motion.
  • http://www.results.org is the well-named site of an organization founded by Sam Daley-Harris, a master at transforming group aspirations into effective action.
  • http://www.transpartisan.net/ The Transpartisan Alliance is on the cutting edge of cracking through old polarizing patterns, so that Americans can come together with the power and determination to re-direct our country towards the possibilities of real democracy.
  • http://youstreet.org/ Americans for Campaign Reform (ACR) is a bipartisan not-for-profit organization working for the enactment of voluntary public funding of all federal elections.
  • http://newvisionsofalbany.org/content/home-24.cfm New Visions Foundation is the largest non-profit organization that serves people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in the United States.
  • http://www.peer.org/ Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national alliance of local state and federal resource professionals.
  • http://www.americanrivers.org/ American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams.
  • http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/ The Center for Biological Diversity works to secure a future for all species, hovering on the brink of extinction, through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
  • http://www.ilsr.org/ The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has championed local self-reliance, a strategy that underscores the need for humanly scaled institutions and economies and the widest possible distribution of ownership.
  • http://www.civilsocietyinstitute.org/index.cfm The nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute is a think tank that serves as a catalyst for change by creating problem-solving interactions among people, and between communities, government and business that can help to improve society.
  • http://www.fairvote.org/ FairVote acts to transform our elections to achieve secure access to participation for all.  As a catalyst for change, we build support for innovative strategies to win a constitutionally protected right to vote, universal voter registration, a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting and proportional voting.
  • http://www.familiesusa.org/ Families USA has worked to promote high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
  • http://www.childrenandnature.org/ The Children & Nature Network is leading a movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.
  • http://www.faireconomy.org/ UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality.
  • http://mag-net.org/ The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is a local-to-local advocacy network of grassroots community organizations working together for media change to end poverty, eliminate racism, and ensure human rights.
  • http://commonfrequency.org/ Common Frequency is a nonprofit dedicated to innovative new community and college radio, by providing free and low-cost aid to regular people educating themselves to be the media.
  • http://chefscollaborative.org/ Chefs Collaborative is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that’s changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions.
  • http://www.foodsecurity.org/index.php The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a North American coalition of diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security.
  • http://www.peacehouse.net/ Peace House promotes nonviolence, economic and social justice, and the inherent dignity of all people.
  • http://oregonaction.org/ Oregon Action is a broad-based, multi-racial community organization dedicated to economic justice.  We assist people to organize on their own behalf – with a focus on low-income people, people of color and others with limited access to traditional structures of power and policy-making.
  • http://www.challengeday.org Imagine a world where every child feels safe, loved and celebrated. Where bullying, violence and other forms of oppression are things of the past. This is the work of Challenge Day.  More than just anti-bullying programs, we seek to demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.
  • http://positivepeacewarriornetwork.wordpress.com/ The Positive Peace Warrior Network (PPWN) works towards a culture of positive peace through the institutionalization of Kingian Nonviolence.  By providing communities with the opportunity to explore the skill and will of Dr. King’s philosophy, we will learn from the past, creatively apply lessons to our present and foster a better future.