Shifting the worldview.
With businesses, communities and individuals, we've been shifting the worldview since 2010.
Read our Post Growth Ripples for an overview of recent milestones, outreach, and exposure.
Training and Consultancy
Across 12 countries we've shared and tested a new economic vision based on not-for-profit forms of business.
196 Projects Assisted
Across 12 countries we've helped people start, scale and sustain not-for-profit projects.
For 54 affiliated organizations we've created 137 social media posts, increasing exposure to their work.
302 Articles Written
Engaging 76 authors we've published insights about how to collectively thrive within ecological limits.
1,028 People Trained
Through 60 workshops we've provided training in fields ranging from crowdfunding to systems thinking.
14,175 Tweets Generated
Since creating the #postgrowth hashtag in 2010, we've supported the growing interest in a new way of thinking.
320 Experimental Events Run
Across 43 countries we've explored how people understand and relate to money, particularly what happens when they give it away to complete strangers.
10,000+ Offers and Needs Matched
Across more than 15 countries, we've run a process that reveals and mobilizes community wealth in just 90 minutes.
200 People Honored
Sourced from around the world, we've showcased people making enriching contributions to truly sustainable futures.
Shifting Economic Thinking and Behaviors
Here's what people report after hearing one of our public talks.
Plan to talk with someone about post-growth economics.
Plan to purchase more often from not-for-profit businesses
Plan to consume less
Plan to check whether their purchasing is from for-profit or not-for-profit companies
Plan to seek paid work with a not-for-profit business
Plan to volunteer for a not-for-profit business
Plan to encourage others to purchase more often from not-for-profit businesses
Plan to encourage others to move their money to a credit union
Plan to donate money or goods to a not-for-profit business
Plan to encourage others to donate money or goods to a not-for-profit business
Plan to start a not-for-profit business
Plan to move their money to a credit union
Shifting Social Attitudes and Behaviors
Here's what people report after participating in our Offers and Needs Market.
Feel more confident expressing what they can offer others in their community
Feel more confident expressing what they need from others in their community
Plan to tell people about their Offers and Needs Market experience
Met a possible collaborator
Feel more willing to trust others when they are exchanging goods or services
Met a possible friend
Feel more positive about their lives
Plan to source more of their goods locally
Plan to expand an existing business
Met a possible
Met a possible employee
Met a possible employer
Plan to start a business
Plan to volunteer more, or for the first time
Shifting Leadership Perspectives
Here's what people report after participating in our Not for Profit Way training program
Feel more confident in their strategic planning abilities
Feel more confident about the level or resources at their disposal
Feel they can lead teams more effectively
Feel more confident in their ability to make an impact locally.
What People are Saying
Kate Sullivan and Eve Smyth
Ashland Children's Theatre
“Donnie Maclurcan and The Post Growth Institute are truly inspiring. They have been crucial in our transition to a not-for- profit business, making the process easy and even fun. The comprehensive support they provide to community organizations is incredibly valuable.”
Former CEO, WiserEarth
“The Post Growth Institute is igniting a popular challenge to the assumption that all growth is good, and making it possible for the everyday person to talk about what sustainability REALLY means.”
Founder, Empower Projects
"Thank you so much for opening my eyes to more just and sustainable approaches to community development in 2009. Our conversation was pivotal and set me on journey of critical reflection about the type of projects I wanted to be a part of. It has, in my view, made me a much better social entrepreneur. Life hasn't been the same since and I am deeply grateful."
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