Looking for a descriptive word or phrase to describe a nonprofit organization that includes the essence, values, mission and promotion of social reform. Not a place, or agency, business, but a word that describes more of the efforts, people, community, etc. Could be a word that suggests growing, building, promoting change, movement.

An all encompassing word describing the entity.

The sentence is in a letter to volunteers and supporters that starts with "without each and every one of you, we would not be able to create this amazing (need word).

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synergy - The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

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    Like a Sharknado.
    – Oldcat
    Apr 18, 2014 at 23:29

Please consider:

environment: (noun) the conditions that surround someone or something : the conditions and influences that affect the growth, health, progress, etc., of someone or something

from m-w.com

  • That is a great one that I hadn't thought of. Thank you for your suggestion! Apr 18, 2014 at 18:53
  • To spice it up, you can use metabiotic: A mode of life in which one organism so depends on another that it cannot flourish unless the latter precedes and influences the environment favorably. A metabiotic environment.
    – Tucker
    Apr 18, 2014 at 19:18

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