From the beginnings of development in the Land of Israel, the notion of a “seed group”, or an impact group, was perceived as vital; today, too, Impact Groups are a valuable tool in the ability to carry out development programs. A group of individuals or families, who organize together into a joint community, can overcome obstacles which are difficult and sometimes impossible to cope with as individuals. The core force of the Impact Group is far larger than the sum of the components that comprise it.
An “Impact Group” is a group that wishes to relocate to a challenging area with an emphasis on the development towns in the Negev and the Galilee, out of vision and pioneering spirit, which includes the establishment of a community around innovators with the feasibility of creating environmental impact, which includes population growth, economic acceleration, creating quality jobs, and developing local eco-system.
Impact Group Participants:
- The initiative of a group of families and individuals seeking permanent relocation
- The initiative of a leader or a group of leaders who seek a place to relocate in and expand the community group
- A town which defines an initiative and seeks an impact group to take the initiative into their hands
- A community or group that is not itself an impact group, but with proper work, a course of relocation as an impact group can be promoted.