Global Change Agentry


“The time has come when the talents of the men of business shall be used to benefit the whole people…not for individual benefit alone, nor for individual aggrandizement alone, but for the benefit of the whole people, to uplift the masses, to rescue them from their poverty.”
— George Q. Cannon

In recent years, my students, colleagues and I have sought to organize a new vehicle for assisting NGOs to build capacity and become more effective institutions. It’s called Global Change Agents, Inc. We’ve also assembled listings of Utah-based development and humanitarian organizations, many of which are now doing good around the globe. Others are our friends or partners, mostly based in the U.S., but also working throughout the world.

Finally, we included a few links having to do with global change agentry and the building of intentional/sustainable communities.

“NGO Innovation: When the Condor of Peru Flies with the Eagle of the USA,” Journal of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design Thinking (IARJEIDT). Vol. 2, No. 2,April 2021, pp. 14-21.

“Bottom-Up Methods for Combating Poverty and Inequality: Reducing the Gaps Between Haves and Have-Nots,” World Social Science Association, Denver, CO, March 2022.

“Managing the Life Cycle of Your NGO: What’s the Next Step?” Training PowerPoint Presentation by Peter Jay Sorenson of Strategic Organization Design, LLC, and Warner Woodworth.

“Incubator for Social Innovation: HELP International as an NGO Start-Up for Deep Impact,” Journal of Research in Business and Management (JRBM), Vol. 8, Issue 5, 2020, pp. 1-8.

“Wave of Hope: Global Change Agent Handbook,” Empowering Nations NGO, Marriott School, Brigham Young University, 65 pp.

“Social Entrepreneurship at the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid: Among the Disadvantaged Haitian Poor,” Academy of Management Convention, Orlando, Florida, 2013.

“Consecration & Stewardship: Latter-day Saints & Unemployment,” by Warner Woodworth in presentation to the Provo, Utah community, May 17, 2010.

“Youth-Based Social Entrepreneurship: Post-Tsunami Crisis Interventions,” Social Science Research Innovations, 2007.

Peace Activism in Utah. Warner Woodworth’s edited interview in the “Oral History of Utah Peace Activists Project,” published at Utah Valley University, Sutherland Archives, Spring 2012, Orem, Utah.

Working Toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World, Aspen Books, with James W. Lucas, 484 pp.

Global Change Agents, Inc.

Click Here for consultant description of our nonprofit enterprise that offers training, research, and technical assistance to informal groups, family foundations, and NGOs.

Third World development NGO listings with and without LDS connections

Click here to see a list of NGOs engaged in economic development and humanitarian efforts around the world.

“Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness: For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves.”
— Doctrine and Covenants 58:27-28

Global Change Agentry Links

Intentional Communities 

Bruderhof Communities

Findhorn Ecovillage 

The Farm Community

The Federation of Egalitarian Communities

Communal Studies Association

Twin Oaks Intentional Community 

Acorn Community

New Economics Foundation

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF)

Institute for Sustainable Communities 

Ecological Economics, Values, and Policy 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 

Schumacher Center for New Economics (New York)


Center for Sustainable Enterprise 


International Development Research Centre 

Centre for Social Markets 

Centre for Appropriate Technology

HELP International 

Resurgence Magazine

Schumacher College UK

Sustainability Online

Hazel Henderson

Natural Step

Natural Capitalism

Rainforest Action Network

Sustainable Measures

Interweave Solutions

“Some men see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and say, ‘Why not?'”
— Robert Kennedy

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