We help

scale-up impact.

We work with Grassroots Organizations & Social Enterprises to build capacity and scale impact in a way that respects their unique context and strengths.

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Our Mission

A world in which the innovations and solutions developed at the grassroots can reach global scale.

Our Vision

Changing development thinking and practices around poverty alleviation.

Our Impact in Numbers.

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    Million people directly impacted by our grassroots partners

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    Clients around the world

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    Global partners

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    Countries where we work

Our Story

IMAGO was founded in 2014 by Isabel Guerrero and Zachary Green to close the missing middle in the development sector. Our goal was to help grassroots projects scale the impact of their effective development solutions through participatory, and human-centered approaches.

Imago is the last stage of growth in an insect when it attains maturity to find its wings. At IMAGO Global Grassroots, we help our clients accelerate the process of finding their wings so that they can hone their potential to scale impact and take flight.


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What People Are Saying.

¨It has been a miracle to find IMAGO in order to view the future of our organization and our methodology with confidence.¨


You skillfully led us through an incredibly meaningful and evocative journey together...[you] brought us together in ways that will deepen our relationships.

Deborah Riley

Director Emeritus, The Dance Place


IMAGO guided Solar Sister in developing our strategy, ensuring we listened to the women entrepreneurs at the heart of our work.

Katherine Lucey

Founder, Solar Sister


It has been a miracle to find IMAGO in order to view the future of our organization and our methodology with confidence.

Martin Burt

CEO, Fundación Paraguaya


The workshop we had with IMAGO kicked off a more structured way of scaling to mach our own aspirations.

Otto Scharmer

Founder, Presencing Institute


There is a saying in Marathi that when the ear is pieced by the goldsmith it works best. Thank you IMAGO for piercing that ear.

Sanjiv Phansalkar

Program Leader, Tata Trust

We walk alongside organizations.

We build long-term relationships, meeting organizations not only at strategic touchpoints, but also during the day-to-day challenges of implementation. For this reason, our clients frequently consider us a thought partner, and consult us for any crisis.

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IMAGO at Work.

The IMAGO way exudes intellectual humility, compassion, creativity, and a spirit of co-creation. It is not only what we do, but how we choose to do it that matters to us immensely.

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Our 2022 Annual Report

Our annual report serves as a comprehensive summary of Imago’s work in 2022. We continued to work alongside a range of amazing mission-driven organizations. From iconic grassroots and social enterprises, to grantees of foundations and now more broadly including multilaterals who are focused on scaling — it truly was an inspiring year!

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