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The school for worldbuilders.

Cooperative Impact is for the person who refuses to accept the world that was given to them. It's for the person who wakes up everyday inspired and excited to be a part of something bigger than themself. They are the independent thinker with their own point of view. They want to meet good people, create meaningful projects, and build companies that change the way we live, work, love, and play. That's what they are all about, and that's what they do here at the school for worldbuilders.

Insights from the 2020 Cohort →



Month to month experience that evolves into a three year lifestyle to design adaptive cohort-driven programs as a stepping stone towards the transformation of people, organizations, and society.


Four eight-hour days of a single track gathering to learn how to create valuable projects for your world while using business to sustain and maximize your impact.

Sacred Venture

Transmute your higher truth into income-producing digital assets.


21-day immersive experience to learn how to transmute who you are and what you believe into income-producing digital assets.

Building Blocks

Creators use these building blocks to make ventures like the ones listed above. Make things that help people faster and with more consistent, rich, and captivating experiences that thread together touchpoints across realities. We invite you to start with these building blocks. Clone them, make them your own, and bring them together to build new ventures like the ones listed above.


See realworld examples of how the building blocks can first be applied at the grassroots level, and, transformed into digital when the time is right.

Take a peak inside our experiences.

Emergence is an 8-week immersive program that is an adaptation from its original 16-week program we first launched in 2010 at Rutgers University. Back then, the learners focused on the community within and around their university. Today, learners have expanded their understanding of community without borders.

Worldbuilders is a 21-day immersive retreat experience that was inspired by the 2020 Emergence cohort who turned out to truly be Worldbuilders. We tested the retreat concept in Costa Rica in 2021, and are now gearing up to follow through with the end-to-end journey in November 2022.

Cooperative Impact first began as a Social Innovation Unconference. After immersing into the community in 2014, we developed relationships with cross-sector stakeholders who had beautiful stories to share. The event felt like a natural next step.