4th Sector


Coming event: Just One Giant Summit - 4th Sector. See more on the Events page.


Fourth (4th) Sector is a space for experimentation with new organizational and economic models.

People organize in open networks, using the Internet to communicate and coordinate actions on the ground. These networks are organic, dynamic, and versatile. They don’t need a head office or a legal entity to represent them. They are not Coops, Nonprofits, or Inc-s, they are creatures of the 4th Sector.

Open networks are new channels for latent social potential, but face insurmountable institutional barriers. These new types of organizations have real impact but their structure and governance are not recognized by our institutions, as if they didn’t exist.

The Fourth Sector Rationale, a document produced by Sensorica. More on the OVN wiki.

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Past Events

  • 4th Sector - Discussions with Canada's Justice Minister.

  • Eco2Fest 2018 - Connecting politicians, local communities with actors from the 4th sector.