Welcome to the Good Work Institute

The Good Work Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and connect​ a network of local community members and to actively support​ their collaborative efforts to regenerate their places.

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Who We Are

[All the ancient wisdom] tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy; that shoddy or dishonest or self-serving work is our curse and our doom. -Wendell Berry

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What We Believe

We must cultivate new ideas of what it means to be successful and develop new ways of knowing and honoring ourselves, the natural world, and all the people in our communities. Then, and only then, can we move beyond less bad, and do the good work that is truly needed.

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What We Do

We run fellowships, workshops, and events that focus on surfacing inner wisdom and actively engaging communities in social, economic, and ecological regeneration. Our programs prioritize compassion, wisdom, and ethical integrity, above growth, competition, and profit maximization.

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