One thing we have heard and observed, over and over: the Summit has the most impact, and significantly accelerates work in a particular community, when a number of people are able to experience the gathering together and take their learnings back home.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 we will be extending the opportunity for Delegations to participate in the Summit. Delegations will require sponsorship by an individual or organization, and a minimum of 10 people from a specific community or region, or focused on a specific Summit theme:

  • Democratize finance and investing
  • Resource women entrepreneurs
  • Resource entrepreneurs of color
  • Invest in building rural ecosystems
  • Prioritize indigenous communities
  • Accelerate cooperative ownership of business and land
  • Incentivize independent business and alternative economic development
  • Regenerate soil and nature

Download more information about Delegations here. If you are interested in participating in or sponsoring a Delegation, please contact Leslie Lindo at



“BALLE’s approach in the Foundation Circle was so impactful. When the Summit came about I couldn’t wait to share that with other people. I brought a group in 2016 and an even bigger group in 2017. I know for a fact because of participating at the Summit, and having an intention to collaborate, we have been able to accelerate our work.” 

— Lisa Pinckney, Executive Director, Footprint Foundation, Chattanooga,TN