About Membership

Interested in being part of a team of world-leading organizations working together to increase, accelerate, and sustain social impact?

Membership in the MIT Practical Impact Alliance (PIA) affords organizations the opportunity to access a network of leaders working across industries and geographies on market-driven solutions to poverty. In addition, PIA provides access to experts at MIT and partner institutions who are actively advancing thinking in fields such as appropriate design, market and user research, technology evaluation, and business models for the developing world.

At the heart of the initiative are the PIA working groups, in which member organizations work together to design and implement market interventions or develop open-source, practical tools for organizations looking to deliver value in the developing world.

As the organizing entity, MIT D-Lab facilitates a collection of unique activities designed to foster collaborative action and shared learning among members – including field-based co-design summits, targeted innovation challenges, and more.