smallMatters Institute acts within a single ideological imperative:
“It’s kinder and wiser to make friends than to try to force other people into submission.”
Therefore, smallMatters Institute is dedicated to sharing the best practices of activism in three primary areas:
1) Social change making; 2) Economic development; and, 3) Environmental stewardship.
We change lives by reinventing the American experience. We seek friends and connect them to opportunities where they can make a difference. Our desired outcome is to demonstrate that people lead healthier and happier lives when they use their talents and intellect in creative ways that benefit themselves and their neighbors.
Whilst the 21st Century promises extraordinary technical advances that can improve the quality of life for millions of people, America is at a major crossroads in defining how to best share these opportunities. We intellectually acknowledge that America does not exist in a vacuum and that we must be aware of how other countries or social cultures think and act. Nonetheless, we firmly believe that the best way to lead the global community is to improve the way we treat each other and work together right here at home – to lead – creatively, by example.