Twenty-five years ago, a novel idea took shape in a new nonprofit organization: Synergos. The name of the organization comes from the Greek root meaning “working together.” And by doing just that - working together - the organization and its members and partners have inspired, led, and supported collaborations in more than 30 countries and regions throughout the world, mobilizing resources and networks to tackle the underlying causes of poverty, inequity, and social injustice.
Addressing global challenges, promoting systems thinking, building local capacity, and encouraging leadership development goes beyond the scope or influence of any single individual, organization, or even sector.
Synergos understood the need to bridge divides if sustainable solutions to the complex causes of poverty and marginalization were ever to be realized. Synergos saw that all stakeholders - public officials, business leaders, community representatives, the affected, and donors - bring insights, experiences, and resources to problem solving. And we understood that open hearts and minds lead to more effective transformations at the personal, community, and systems level.
This work, from child nutrition in India, to maternal health and child welfare in Southern Africa, to the creation of global and regional networks of social investors and innovators, has contributed to today’s evolving paradigm toward collaborative development solutions.
To learn more, visit www.synergos.org.