SPI Partners With National Geographic

Our New Partnership with Nat Geo

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with the National Geographic Society!  We will conducting several of our sustainable development and capacity building projects in Peru in association with the GlobalXplorer project (described below).  We hope to expand this partnership to other countries, as well as to enlist the help of National Geographic to spread our community "business school" and training program throughout the world.  Stay tuned!

GlobalXplorer Launches!

We are excited about the launch of GlobalXplorer, the crowdsourcing platform of TED Prize winner and SPI friend and partner Sarah Parcak.  GlobalXplorer is now searching for new and damaged sites by satellite, and we look forward to seeing the results so we can further protect Peru's heritage with our successful paradigm.

Some of the women weavers involved in our  Chotuna project  producing their new product line

Some of the women weavers involved in our Chotuna project producing their new product line

Our Growth Plan

Read about the success  Chotuna-Chornancap project  in Peru!

Read about the success Chotuna-Chornancap project in Peru!

We plan to expand to several new countries.  In order to scale and maximize our impact, we are planning to implement a franchise model, whereby we identify a social entrepreneur or two in target countries, give them the business school and training program we have developed to adapt for  their country, as well as some resources and ongoing advice. It’s not as easy as that sentence makes it sound, but the goal is to create local versions of SPI around the world to build more futures and save more pasts.  We will be calling on some of you with expertise in this area to help us with this expansion, so be ready!

SPI in the News

Our activities and partnerships have generated much press recently.  Our ED Larry Coben was interviewed by Wall Street Journal Live reporter Tanya Rivero.  Check it out here.  Coming soon will be a piece on SPI in the upcoming Town and Country philanthropy issue, with Larry being interviewed by hard hitting best selling author Harlan Coben (yes, they are brothers). And here is a small sample of the press we have received regarding our partnership with GlobalXplorer.
Christian Science Monitor,  FortuneFast Company, Geek Wire, NatGeo and Yahoo News

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World’s Best Archeologist?

Larry Coben and Larry Fitzgerald at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am

Larry Coben and Larry Fitzgerald at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am

Our Executive Director has been a bit insufferable lately (a bit? lately?).  All pro NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald declared him the "best archaeologist in the world", and it went viral.  Read it here on Page Six of the NY Post. You know what they say, if it's in the Post it must be true.

We congratulate Larry Fitzgerald for winning the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his outstanding charitable work with his community.  Two Larrys working for communities (one is a much better pass catcher).

Prosperous futures start here, but we need your help to keep building futures and saving pasts.  We want to empower more women and preserve more heritage. We cannot do this alone. The more support we receive for this mission, the more effective the results. Please join us this holiday season in helping impoverished communities and the archaeological sites around which they live.  Any donation you make will be greatly appreciated.


Your support has meant prosperity for poor communities and saved endangered archaeological sites around the world.  Thank you for all that you do.

Larry Coben
Sustainable Preservation Initiative
Tax ID 27-2704326

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