2030, Inc. is working to achieve a dramatic reduction in fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by changing the way cities, communities, and buildings are renovated, planned, designed, and built.

Connect the Dots was a one-day event organized by that continues to have an impact in raising awareness. In the United States, in the months that followed, western wildfires, drought in the Midwest, and Hurricane Sandy along the east coast brought the impact of severe weather closer to home for millions of Americans.

"Our mission, quite ambitiously," said Executive Director Peter O'Driscoll, "is to end poverty." What separates ActionAid from other international nonprofits with the same focus, however, is its approach: mobilizing impoverished people around a sustainable solution to global poverty.

In a time of decreased government funding for human services and increased need, nonprofit organizations are seeking new strategies for making systemic change in the communities they serve.

"The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York has a very important word in its title, which is ‘alliance'," said Executive Director Virginia P. Loloudes. "It's a group that has formed a partnership or an agreement that we are going to do this together."