About Synergos

Synergos is a global nonprofit organization that helps solve complex problems of poverty and inequality by creating and promoting collaborative partnerships among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities.

Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos – and therefore fail. Governments, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, marginalized communities, and other participants in systemic change must work together – not in silos – to achieve long-term solutions to poverty around the world.

Synergos creates collaborative partnerships to combat poverty. Synergos convenes all parties involved in addressing a particular issue of poverty. We align partners under their common goal and facilitate work between groups with often disparate viewpoints and interests. And we help those we work with to generate, test and implement ideas that lead to sustainable and systemic change.

Nobody can tackle poverty alone. Synergos makes sure they don’t have to.

Our major partnerships are improving education in Brazil, agriculture in Ethiopia and Nigeria, maternal and child health and nutrition in Namibia, the lives of vulnerable children in Mozambique and South Africa, and social development, education, and employment in Mexico. We also recently concluded a partnership that improved child nutrition and girls’ empowerment in India.

In addition, Synergos Consulting Services offers similar support to businesses seeking to increase their social impact.

Synergos also works with networks of individual leaders around the world, helping increase their impact as changemakers. Our networks include the Synergos Senior Fellows, the Global Philanthropists Circle, networks of social entrepreneurs in the Arab World, and the LINC network of professionals working to improve the lives of children in South Africa.

Over the course of more than 25 years, Synergos has supported innovative initiatives in more than 30 countries and regions.

Synergos was founded in 1986 by Peggy Dulany, who serves as our Chair, and is headed by Robert H. Dunn, President and CEO. We are headquartered in New York with staff and representatives in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Synergos is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States. We have a four-star rating (the highest) from Charity Navigator.