In order to accelerate the growth of the fourth sector's ecosystem in a cohesive way, there are six strategic priorities that need to advanced.
Expand understanding of for-benefits and their ecosystem
Create shared knowledge and promote common narrative & language around for-benefits
Shape policy environments conducive to the growth of for-benefits
Build physical and virtual communities to enhance learning, build trust, and foster alignment and collaboration.
Develop the human capacity and talent to grow for-benefit thinking and practice
Increase the resources flowing toward fourth sector ecosystem development.
For-benefit organizations need a supportive ecosystem to deliver on their potential. As a platform for collaboration, 4SG catalyzes, supports, and connects individuals, organizations, and initiatives that are working across six strategic priorities to advance the fourth sector and its supportive ecosystem.
Educate & Train
Advancing these six priorities of work at the scale and speed required is far beyond the capacity of any one organization. Engagement and collaboration are needed at a massive scale.
4SG catalyzes, leverages, amplifies, integrates, and supports the efforts of numerous other organizations, serving as a neutral, nonpartisan, inclusive platform for collaboration and innovation to rapidly accelerate the growth of the fourth sector.
We aim to advance the strategic priorities through a range of multi-stakeholder initiatives. In some instances, 4SG will incubate or operate initiatives, in others, it will serve as a platform for collaboration and coordination among multiple partners.